2018 LEXUS IS 300 REVIEW

WHEN YOU’RE EXPLORING NORTH ANDOVER AND PEABODY, YOU WANT A CAR THAT OFFERS GOOD PERFORMANCE THAT LETS YOU HAVE A FUN DRIVING EXPERIENCE. YOU ALSO WANT A CAR WITH STYLE. THE NEW LEXUS IS 300 IS A PERFORMANCE LUXURY CAR THAT CAN DELIVER THIS EXPERIENCE.

WHAT’S IT LIKE TO GET BEHIND THE WHEEL AND SEE WHAT IT CAN REALLY DO? IRA LEXUS OF DANVERS PUTS YOU IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT WITH THIS 2018 LEXUS IS 300 REVIEW.

2018 LEXUS IS 300 ENGINE PERFORMANCE & HORSEPOWER

Under the hood of the 2018 Lexus IS 300, you’ll find smart technology and a design that’s meant to maximize power and efficiency.

It runs on a 2.0L Turbo In-Line 4 engine that gets 241 horsepower and can generate 258 lb-ft of torque.
An eight-speed Sport Direct-Shift automatic transmission works with the engine. Steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters let you quickly and manually shift gears without a clutch, giving you the freedom to control your drive.
The valvetrain brings everything together and improves performance with dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i). This improves engine output and makes it run more efficiently.
The Lexus IS 300 also has an aerodynamic design that gives it only a 0.28 drag coefficient. Together, the design and VVT-I help this performance luxury sedan get an EPA-estimated 32 mpg highway. This has made the 2018 Lexus IS 300 a Certified Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV III).

LEXUS TECHNOLOGY FEATURES

In addition to the steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters, many features inside the 2018 Lexus IS 300 will improve your drive.

For example, a knob on your center console lets you control the Drive Mode Select feature. Here, you can quickly adjust the drivetrain between three modes: Normal, Eco and Sport S.
On the dashboard above, you’ll find the center of the technology in the Lexus Display Audio system with color multimedia display. This brings together features like voice command, Bluetooth® capability, Scout® GPS Link and a Backup Camera with Dynamic Gridlines.
The appeal of the IS 300 goes beyond entertainment, though. The technology in the Lexus sedan has your back too. The Lexus Safety System bundles driver assistance features like:
● Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection.
● High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
● Intelligent High-Beam Headlamps.
● Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist.
Safety is also built into the design. You’ll be protected by 10 standard airbags.

2018 LEXUS IS 300 LUXURY STYLE & INTERIOR DIMENSIONS 2018 Lexus IS 300

On top of convenient technology and power at your control, the IS 300 also has all the luxury style you’d expect from a Lexus.

The interior seats feature NuLuxe trim, as well as a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob. Heated and ventilated front seats are available, as is a heated steering wheel.
Everyone will be comfortable with the standard dual-zone climate control, plus there’s plenty of space. The driver and front passenger have 44.8 inches of front legroom, while passengers in the back have 32.2 inches of rear legroom.

You’ll find a great view inside the IS 300, too. A power moonroof is standard to let in more light, and there’s also an option to add a power rear sunshade to minimize glare.

TEST DRIVE THE LEXUS IS 300

For drivers in North Andover and Peabody looking for a luxury sedan with the kind of performance that offers a fun drive, the new Lexus IS 300 is a superior choice.

After reading this 2018 Lexus IS 300 review, we invite you to visit Ira Lexus of Danvers to learn more and to take a TEST DRIVE.