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2021 Lexus ES 250 vs. 2021 Lexus ES 300h Review

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2021 Lexus
ES 250

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2021 Lexus
ES 300h

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MSRP*
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$40,000 to $49,000
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$41,910 to $50,910
Invoice* $37,468 to $45,749 $39,256 to $47,537
MPG - City 25 43
MPG - Hwy 34 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 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 Lexus ES 250 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Lexus ES 300h 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 250 and the Lexus ES 300h in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus ES 250 as you will with the Lexus ES 300h, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Lexus ES 250 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus ES 300h. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Lexus ES 250 and the Lexus ES 300h have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus ES 250 is about the same width as the Lexus ES 300h. When looking at overall length, the Lexus ES 250 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus ES 300h.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Lexus ES 250 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Lexus ES 300h.

Handling
The Lexus ES 250 has about the same turning radius as the Lexus ES 300h, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus ES 250 is somewhat more powerful than the Lexus ES 300h.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lexus ES 250 and the Lexus ES 300h. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Lexus ES 250 as you will in the Lexus ES 300h.

Warranty
The Lexus ES 250 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus ES 300h.