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2021 Lexus ES 250 vs. 2021 Lexus ES 350 Review

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2021 Lexus
ES 250

MSRP*: $40,000 to $49,000
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2021 Lexus
ES 350

MSRP*: $40,000 to $49,000
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Invoice* $37,468 to $45,749 $37,468 to $45,749
MPG - City 25 MPG 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 34 MPG 31 - 32 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 16.7 ft3 16.7 ft3
Engine Inline-4 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 203 hp 302 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 1,000 lbs
Exterior Length 195.9 in 195.9 in
Exterior Width 73.4 in 73.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 39.2 in
Front 42.4 in
Rear 39.2 in
Head Room Front 37.5 in
Rear 37.8 in
Front 37.5 in
Rear 37.8 in
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 350 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 350 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 350, 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). Whether you pick the Lexus ES 250 or the Lexus ES 350, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 350 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus ES 250 is about the same width as the Lexus ES 350. When looking at overall length, the Lexus ES 250 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus ES 350.

Handling
The Lexus ES 250 has about the same turning radius as the Lexus ES 350, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus ES 250 is significantly less powerful than the Lexus ES 350. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The Lexus ES 250 has much less torque than the Lexus ES 350, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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 350. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Lexus ES 250 as you will in the Lexus ES 350.

Warranty
The Lexus ES 250 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus ES 350.