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2021 Dodge Charger vs. 2021 Lexus ES 350 Review

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2021 Dodge
Charger

MSRP*: $30,570 to $70,570
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2021 Lexus
ES 350

MSRP*: $40,000 to $49,000
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Invoice* $30,047 to $68,306 $37,468 to $45,749
MPG - City 12 - 19 MPG 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 21 - 30 MPG 31 - 32 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 16.5 ft3 16.7 ft3
Engine V-6, V-8 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 292 - 797 hp 302 hp
Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,000 lbs
Exterior Length 198.4 - 201.0 in 195.9 in
Exterior Width 75.0 - 78.3 in 73.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.8 in
Rear 40.1 in
Front 42.4 in
Rear 39.2 in
Head Room Front 38.6 in
Rear 36.6 in
Front 37.5 in
Rear 37.8 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Dodge Charger offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Lexus ES 350 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Dodge Charger and the Lexus ES 350 in the front seats.

Convenience
The Lexus ES 350 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Dodge Charger, making it more convenient to drive.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Dodge Charger will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus ES 350. 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 Dodge Charger is much higher than that for the Lexus ES 350.

Dimensions
Since the Dodge Charger is much wider than the Lexus ES 350, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Dodge Charger, which is slightly longer than the Lexus ES 350.

Handling
The Dodge Charger has a smaller turning radius than the Lexus ES 350, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Dodge Charger has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus ES 350. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Dodge Charger does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus ES 350.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Dodge Charger and the Lexus ES 350. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Dodge Charger as you will in the Lexus ES 350.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Dodge Charger is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus ES 350.