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2020 Lexus ES 300h vs. 2021 Toyota Avalon Review

New 2020 Lexus ES 300h

2020 Lexus
ES 300h

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New 2021 Toyota Avalon

2021 Toyota

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$41,810 to $45,660
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$35,875 to $42,875
Invoice* $39,163 to $42,707 $32,288 to $38,588
MPG - City 43 21 - 25
MPG - Hwy 44 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** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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

Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Lexus ES 300h than in the Toyota Avalon, due to the Lexus ES 300h's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Lexus ES 300h and the Toyota Avalon in the front seats.

The Lexus ES 300h will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota Avalon, making it more convenient to drive.

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 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 300h and the Toyota Avalon have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

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

When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus ES 300h is significantly less powerful than the Toyota Avalon. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

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

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