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2020 Lexus ES 300h vs. 2020 Lexus IS 300 Review

New 2020 Lexus ES 300h

2020 Lexus
ES 300h

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New 2020 Lexus IS 300

2020 Lexus
IS 300

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MSRP*
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$41,810 to $45,660
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$38,560 to $41,010
Invoice* $39,163 to $42,707 $35,861 to $38,139
MPG - City 43 18 - 21
MPG - Hwy 44 24 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus ES 300h than the Lexus IS 300. The Lexus IS 300 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lexus ES 300h.

Convenience
The Lexus ES 300h will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus IS 300, 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 Lexus ES 300h is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus IS 300. 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 and the Lexus IS 300 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus ES 300h is much wider than the Lexus IS 300, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Lexus ES 300h, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Lexus IS 300.

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

Handling
The Lexus ES 300h has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 300, making it much 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 Lexus IS 300. 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 Lexus IS 300. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Lexus ES 300h will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus IS 300.

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