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2014 Lexus ES 300h vs. 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Lexus ES 300h offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Toyota Avalon Hybrid 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 Hybrid in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus ES 300h as you will with the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Hybrid. 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 Hybrid.

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

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Lexus ES 300h and the Toyota Avalon Hybrid do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Lexus ES 300h and the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

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 Hybrid. The Lexus ES 300h has less cargo capacity than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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 Hybrid.

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2014 Lexus
ES 300h

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MSRP*: $39,500

2014 Toyota
Avalon Hybrid

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MSRP*: $35,805 - $41,650
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City MPG: 40
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
40
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 39 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
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 $32,224 - $37,486

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