Black 2002 Lexus IS300 sedan
Sedans & Coupes

The Original Lexus IS300: A Supra-Engined Reliable BMW

With the launch of the LS400, Lexus showed how serious Toyota was about competing with the luxury German brands. But it wasn’t enough just to rival them in comfort and reliability. The Japanese carmaker wanted something to rival BMW’s famed 3-Series. The result was the first-gen Lexus IS300, a sports sedan with the heart of …