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2002 Lexus IS300

At a Glance

Drive Types RWD
Transmissions M5-speed
Fuel Economy 18 (city), 23 (highway)

An eagerly awaited 5-speed manual transmission is finally available for the Lexus IS300. The 3.0L inline-6 produces 215 bhp/218 lb.-ft., identical to the automatic IS300. Interestingly, Lexus markets this IS300 as a separate model, and expects 20% of its customers to pick the manual.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
IS300 (215-bhp) M5-speed RWD 18/23/20 TBD
IS300 Sedan (215-bhp) M5-speed RWD 18/23/20 TBD
IS300 Sedan (manual) (215-bhp) M5-speed RWD 18/23/20 TBD