1999 Lexus SC300

  • 1999 Lexus SC300 Base Coupe

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1999 Lexus SC300 Review

Fast and fun while proving to be one cool coupe.

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The 1999 Lexus SC300 is a sport luxury coupe and a product of an outstanding craft made by the automaker. It comfortably seats two people and has the capacity to squeeze a couple of extra people in the back. In terms of the engine, it's powered by a three-liter six-cylinder inline engine, which has the Lexus intelligent Variable Valve Timing and can crank out up to 225 horsepower. Being a high-price item, this car comes with a number of luxury options, including a leather interior. The sound system can also easily be upgraded to a Nakamichi audio system.

The Range

Body styles: coupe
Engines: 3.0-liter six-cylinder inline
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Lexus SC300

What's New

The 1999 Lexus SC300 receives brakes more akin to the Lexus SC400, making them larger. Daytime running lights were added to improve outside safety while the new perforated leather inserts and new steering wheel design add style on the inside.


The 1999 Lexus SC300 has a long, low, and smooth exterior, which seems to swoop back with a graceful momentum that makes it look as fast as it is. The standard 16-inch wheels and optional rear spoiler just completes the package. For that extra breeze on a warm summer day, a sunroof is optional.


The 1999 Lexus SC300 comes standard with cloth seating, but seats can be upgraded to leather. Regardless of the upholstery, the steering wheel, and gear knob come wrapped in leather. Standard features include air-conditioning, automatic climate control, and power front seats. The rear view mirror also comes standard as auto-dimming with the option of auto-dim for the exterior mirrors. Thermostatically heated front row seats and a driver seat memory setting are decadent options that the owner may add to their Lexus experience.

Performance & Handling

The 1999 Lexus SC300 has a capability of driving at speeds near 140 mph, although it isn't recommended. The three-liter six-cylinder engine is also responsible for generating 225 horsepower and 220 lb-ft of torque. With the traction control system, the driver can get an exhilarating feel as they mount turns in this coupe.


The 1999 Lexus SC300 now has larger brakes, matching those found in the SC400. It has driver and front passenger airbags as well as four-wheel anti-lock brakes. The Lexus electronic traction control system is optional, while it uses a clever combination of braking and acceleration to control sliding.

EPA Fuel Economy

Lexus SC300: 17/22 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • A stylish and sought after coupe
  • Incredible speed

You Won't Like

  • A bit pricey
  • BMW M3 is a better choice

Sum Up

Fast and fun while proving to be one cool coupe.

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