What are you doing Lexus?

So the 2018 Lexus IS300 has a 2.0L turbo I4 making 241 hp and 258 lb-ft.

Additionally, the 2018 Lexus IS300 has a 3.5L NA V6 making 260 hp and 238 lb-ft.

I mean if you had to choose between them on one hand the IS300 is a little quicker but the IS300 gets better gas milage. That means most people are probably better off with the IS300.

At least the 2018 IS300 is also available with the F-Sport package, which is nice. Yes, that includes the IS300.

Ok, to be fair the V6 is AWD and has a 6 speed auto while the I4 is RWD with an 8 speed auto, but still, who thought this naming was acceptable? They’re basically completely different drivetrains with the same model name.

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It’s all the result of the Lexus “200t” models being renamed to “300” in the North American market as the result of Mercedes with their “-300” models and BMW with their “-30i” models. Got to get that “3” in there.

[Unwarranted consumer advice incoming.]

Anyone in the market for an 18 IS should save up for a IS350 F-Sport RWD. It’s the best small sport sedan in the lineup by far.