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2003 Lexus IS
2003 Toyota Matrix
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4-Door Sedan Automatic Trans
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
IS 300 4-Door Sedan Automatic Trans 18 24 $27,108 $30,805
IS 300 4-Door Sedan Manual Trans 18 25 $25,901 $29,435
IS 300 5-Door Wgn Automatic Trans 18 24 $27,108 $30,805
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5-Door Wgn Std Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Std Automatic 28 33 $14,308 $15,470
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Std Automatic AWD 26 31 $15,831 $17,115
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Std Manual 29 36 $13,568 $14,670
Matrix 5-Door Wgn XR Automatic 28 33 $15,365 $16,980
Matrix 5-Door Wgn XR Automatic AWD 26 31 $16,691 $18,445
Matrix 5-Door Wgn XR Manual 29 36 $14,641 $16,180
Matrix 5-Door Wgn XRS 6-Speed Manual 25 30 $16,968 $18,750
Matrix 5-Door Wgn XRS Automatic 26 30 $17,492 $19,330
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,108
$14,308
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,805
$15,470
Monthly Payment Estimate
$513 / month
$258 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
30.2 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.2 96.2
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 47.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 53.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 39.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 52.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 51.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
176.6 171.3
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 60.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 58.9
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 102.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 53.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 21.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.65 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
Four Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.09 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.5 19.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.4 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.36
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/45ZR17 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/45ZR17 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
P215/45ZR17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3285 2756
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 6.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/183 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 5800 130 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
218 @ 3800 126 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 33
Transmission
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.43 3.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 2.21
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 2.96
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.01
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.43
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS 300 Toyota Matrix
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 5 Door Wagon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut

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