We’Re here to look at this. 2017 lexus is 300. I know you guys see that car and i got a special surprise for you, guys, it’s. The f sport, but first i would like to give a special shout out to brooklyn mitsubishi and their manager el patron for this opportunity to review this car. They have a wide variety of cars, ranging from minis to bmws to mercedes benz to corvettes, and even lamborghinis link will be in the description to their website where you can find affordable cars along with the window sticker, the carfax and the warranty options. I would say that you could find this is 300, but it’s already been sold. So if you guys, like this car review, remember to hit the subscribe button like the video and leave a comment down below on what car you would like me to review next. This is ar car views, and i hope you guys enjoy this video, starting with the exterior of the is 300 the styling body panel and front and back fascia of this car all give the car a very mean menacing, yet sporty and elegant. Look all in all. I feel like the car was styled very tastefully and the touches from the f sport package helped to make the exterior look a lot better. In my opinion, some of the features of the f sport package is the updated bumper and spindle grille led headlights, f, sport, badging 18 inch, aluminum alloy wheels and a sportier suspension.
The led low beam headlights curve with the body panels of the car, but they are also in the shape of a l for lexus, which is a nice little attention to detail. Now being that this is a sport. Sedan let’s rub the engine in here just how good that v6 engine actually Music sounds Music, Music, so Music, okay, guys so underneath the hood of the lexus is 300 – is not the 3 liter v6 engine that most people would expect given its name. It is actually the 3.5 liter v6 engine found in the lexus is 350.. The difference between the engines is that the is 300 was detuned to make 255 horsepower instead of the 350s 306 horsepower. However, a slight race chip or tune will be able to make the 300 feel like 350. and trick a lot of people. At the same time, going into the interview of the is 300, this one is special because it has a dark red interior color, which it was absolutely easy on the eyes i absolutely loved looking at it, and i felt like it complemented the blue exterior so well. Now the f support package continues inside of the is300, with more badging on the steering wheel, aluminum, sport, pedals, heated and ventilated, front sport, seats which were incredibly comfortable, a backup, camera and, most importantly, an lfa inspired gauge cluster, even though most of the material in the Center console is hard plastic. It still felt very nice to touch, is durable and comes together well to give the car a refined and expensive.
Look the dial to the left of the armrest controls the drive modes of the 300. This style changes between sport, eco and normal mode to dramatically affect the throttle, sensitivity and exhaust note of the car, as you guys heard earlier right below. That is the button to turn off traction control and the snow button which decreases throttle response and torque for more stability sitting in the front seat was decent. I had okay leg and head space for a compact car. It was pretty spacious and anyone under 6’3 would be able to fit in the car. No problem Music sitting in the back seat was definitely a squeeze, but moving the seat up helped a lot and all in all, my legs were not that uncomfortable getting out of the car, though, was a whole different story. Alright, guys let’s see just how well the is300 will perform on the streets of new york Music, all right guys, so we are inside the 2017. Lexus is 300 and let me tell you guys right now: i really like it. I really like it um right now. We’Re in eco mode, so, as you can tell, the engine is not loud at all. You know the engine is very really reserved and all so it’s neutral that’s drive. Okay, i got it so the car feels a lot slower in eco mode, a lot slower and it genuinely seems like it’s trying to be economical, which i actually really like um so pressing.
This dial changes the drive mode, let’s, put it into normal mode and let’s see how the car drives the car drives, just as you would expect it to drive a normal mode in terms of the handling and driving of this car for new york city streets. It is actually really comfortable. Maneuvering is very simple um. I have no complaints within a couple seconds. I feel like i’ve driven this car for a long long time we tried eco mode. We tried normal mode now, let’s put it into sport mode and see how the car drives again. Handling feels great with this all wheel drive platform, and you can really feel how whoa you can really feel how sporty this car is yeah. It really has pickup i’m in third gear yeah wow, all in all, reliability performance luxury looks a blue car with a red interior it’s the whole package. Okay, all right, that’s it for me for what the car gives you it’s really good. The fact that you get all wheel drive car, um, that’s reliable. Of course you have the japanese reliability. Toyota reliability along with a lot of safety features. Here, is a list of the most important safety features available with the f sport package. If you guys want, you can pause the video to find out more about these features. Music. Some of my favorite features from the is 300 is, of course, its keyless entry, which allows you to access all functions of the car.
As long as you have the key around the car Music not really a feature, but i really liked how comfortable yet sporty the ride was. I also felt very insulated from outside noise and could mostly hear the engine when in sport mode, which i really liked in the infotainment system, you are able to keep track of the is300 maintenance records and set reminders to keep that annual repairs cost low. That way you won’t wake up in the morning and then realize i just realized. I’M broke Music, so another cool feature is the traffic setting which can help you to avoid traffic by prediction or in real time by letting the driver know nearby accidents that can obstruct the road from this list. I can tell that i should probably just stay home or take. The bus handling is really good. It’S on the all wheel, drive platform. To be honest with you, this would be a car that i would 100 want to buy. If not, it was so small. Now, i’m, six foot three inches tall, it’s kind of hard for me to have this car. To be honest, so i think i would have to option for something a lot larger. It is a very small car, but at the same time you do get some of the practicality back with the two rear seats being able to split 60. 40. You know in the terms of the trunk with that being said, i just want to say that this interior is actually really really really nice.
It’S, really nice um, the steering wheel, has a nice sturdy feel to it. So, oh my gosh, that handling is just really good. Even that small turn of the steering wheel around that car it’s like i could feel the car picking up and maybe that’s just the all wheel, drive platform, but it felt so good there’s no play with the steering wheel, it’s still going straight. Some of the things i did not like about the is 300 is its foot parking brake. I would prefer having a center lever or an e brake rather than a foot, brick that looks like it belongs in a pickup truck, but most of all the one thing i dislike the most about the car is the is 300 infotainment system. The system is very outdated compared to most rivals and it really hurts the car’s likability. Most car companies have adopted apple carplay and android, auto or at least have a touchscreen. The 300 has neither, however, with the new launch of lexus cars for the 2021 model year. We are getting new lexus sports sedans with touchscreen and apple carplay, android, auto. The unveiling of the newer model. Lexus is part of the reason why i wanted to review this car since there is a new lineup of is 300s and 350s. The prices for the 2017 models will go down. Making these cars a steal. The 2017 lexus is 300 as a used car is a reliable, sporty luxury sedan.
That is a little small, but it looks and drives amazing. It will definitely make the driver happy as long as you don’t mind, a slightly outdated infotainment system and you’re seven feet tall again. Special thanks to brooklyn mitsubishi guys go check them out if you need a new used or pre owned car.