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2020 Lexus ES 300h vs. 2020 Dodge Charger Review

New 2020 Lexus ES 300h

2020 Lexus
ES 300h

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New 2020 Dodge Charger

2020 Dodge
Charger

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MSRP*
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$41,810 to $45,660
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$29,995 to $69,995
Invoice* $39,163 to $42,707 $29,481 to $67,746
MPG - City 43 12 - 19
MPG - Hwy 44 21 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6, V-8
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
The Lexus ES 300h offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Dodge Charger 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 300h and the Dodge Charger in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Lexus ES 300h you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Dodge Charger, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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 300h is somewhat more expensive than the Dodge Charger. 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 300h carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Dodge Charger.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus ES 300h is much slimmer than the Dodge Charger, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Lexus ES 300h is slightly shorter than the Dodge Charger, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Lexus ES 300h has much less torque than the Dodge Charger, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Lexus ES 300h has a larger turning radius than the Dodge Charger, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus ES 300h is significantly less powerful than the Dodge Charger. 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 300h and the Dodge Charger. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Lexus ES 300h as you will in the Dodge Charger.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Lexus ES 300h than that of the Dodge Charger.