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2014 Lexus ES 300h vs. 2014 Toyota Avalon Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Lexus ES 300h offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Toyota Avalon with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Lexus ES 300h and the Toyota Avalon in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Lexus ES 300h you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Toyota Avalon, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Lexus ES 300h is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Avalon. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Lexus ES 300h is much higher than that for the Toyota Avalon.

Dimensions
The Lexus ES 300h is about the same width as the Toyota Avalon. When looking at overall length, the Lexus ES 300h takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Avalon.

Drivetrain
The Lexus ES 300h has much less torque than the Toyota Avalon, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Lexus ES 300h has about the same turning radius as the Toyota Avalon, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus ES 300h is significantly less powerful than the Toyota Avalon. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lexus ES 300h and the Toyota Avalon. The Lexus ES 300h has significantly less cargo room than the Toyota Avalon, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Lexus ES 300h than that of the Toyota Avalon.

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2014 Lexus
ES 300h

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MSRP*: $39,500

2014 Toyota
Avalon

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MSRP*: $31,590 - $39,900
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.26%
City MPG: 40
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
21
Highway MPG: 39 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $37,000 $28,431 - $35,910

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