Lexus IS 300 Luxury 2021 Radio Review

Lexus 2021 IS 300 Luxury Road Test Review

Lexus has updated its popular IS range model in 2020 and included a 300 Luxury model which we drove. With the increasing demand for SUV s in Australia, cars like the Lexus IS 300 are often overlooked which is a shame as it’s a pretty good car.

2021 Lexus IS 300 Luxury exterior front quarter

The latest model update has brought a host of additional standard features such as electric park brake, 10.3 inch touchscreen with apple car play and android Auto and improved safety.

The car we drove had the enhancement pack 2 which is a $5500 option pack including leather ventilated seats, power rear sun shade, 19 inch alloy wheels, a moonroof amongst other inclusions.

2021 Lexus IS 300 Luxury interior

The Euro 6 compliant 2.0L turbo 4 cylinder engine produces 180kW and 350 Nm and drives through a revised 8 speed automatic transmission. It’s smooth, reasonably responsive and quiet but I would probably opt for the Hybrid version with better performance and economy for another $3000.

Lexus IS 300 Luxury is comfortable and reliable and priced from $67,000 with the enhancement pack 2 plus the usual costs. It’s a good car in a shrinking segment

Im Rob Fraser

What is good?

  • Build quality
  • Heavy with superb ride quality
  • Packed with features

What is not so good?

  • Thirsty, the Hybrid is better
  • No smart phone mirror
  • Bit soulless

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 2021 Lexus IS 300 Luxury exterior rear

Model; Lexus IS 300 Luxury

  • Model Price from $67,000 MLP* (With Enhancement pack 2)
  • Engine 2.0L 4 Cyl Turbo
  • Drivetrain RWD 8 Sp Sport Automatic
  • Power 180kW @ 5800rpm
  • Torque 350Nm @ 1650-4000rpm
  • Safety 5 Star ANCAP
  • CO2 191g/km
  • Economy 8.2L/100k
  • Servicing 12MTHS/15,000KM
  • Warranty 4yr / 100,000 km, 4yr Roadside Assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

2021 Lexus IS 300 Luxury exterior Profile

Overall Rating    79/100

  • Behind the Wheel 9
  • Comfort 9
  • Equipment 9
  • Practicality 7
  • Performance 7
  • Ride & Handling 8
  • Fit for Purpose 8
  • Street Appeal 7
  • Fun Factor 6
  • Value for Money 9

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.