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2021 Lexus ES 250 vs. 2021 Toyota Avalon Review

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2021 Lexus
ES 250

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2021 Toyota
Avalon

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MSRP*
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$40,000 to $49,000
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$36,125 to $43,125
Invoice* $37,468 to $45,749 $32,513 to $38,813
MPG - City 25 21 - 25
MPG - Hwy 34 30 - 34
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Lexus ES 250 than in the Toyota Avalon, due to the Lexus ES 250's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Lexus ES 250 and the Toyota Avalon 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 Toyota Avalon, 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 250 is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Avalon. 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 Toyota Avalon have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

Handling
The Lexus ES 250 has about the same turning radius as the Toyota Avalon, 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 Toyota Avalon. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

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

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Lexus ES 250 than that of the Toyota Avalon.