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2021 INFINITI Q50 vs. 2021 Lexus ES 350 Review

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2021 INFINITI
Q50

MSRP*: $36,700 to $57,850
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2021 Lexus
ES 350

MSRP*: $40,000 to $49,000
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Invoice* $34,682 to $54,668 $37,468 to $45,749
MPG - City 19 - 20 MPG 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 29 MPG 31 - 32 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 13.2 - 13.5 ft3 16.7 ft3
Engine V-6 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 300 - 400 hp 302 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 1,000 lbs
Exterior Length 189.6 in 195.9 in
Exterior Width 71.8 in 73.4 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 35.1 in
Front 42.4 in
Rear 39.2 in
Head Room Front 39.5 - 40.2 in
Rear 36.8 - 37.5 in
Front 37.5 in
Rear 37.8 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus ES 350 than the INFINITI Q50, due to its greater head- and legroom. The INFINITI Q50 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lexus ES 350.

Convenience
The INFINITI Q50 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus ES 350, 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). The INFINITI Q50 is somewhat more expensive 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 INFINITI Q50 and the Lexus ES 350 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the INFINITI Q50 is much slimmer than the Lexus ES 350, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The INFINITI Q50 is slightly shorter than the Lexus ES 350, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The INFINITI Q50 has a smaller turning radius than the Lexus ES 350, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the INFINITI Q50 and the Lexus ES 350.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the INFINITI Q50 transmits a bit more 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 INFINITI Q50 and the Lexus ES 350. The INFINITI Q50 has significantly less cargo room than the Lexus ES 350, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty for the INFINITI Q50 offers a little more coverage than the basic warranty of the Lexus ES 350 in terms of months/miles.