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2020 Lexus ES 300h vs. 2020 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Review

New 2020 Lexus ES 300h

2020 Lexus
ES 300h

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New 2020 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

2020 Toyota
Avalon Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$41,810 to $45,660
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$37,000 to $43,300
Invoice* $39,163 to $42,707 $33,300 to $38,971
MPG - City 43 43
MPG - Hwy 44 43 - 44
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
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 300h than in the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, 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 Hybrid in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus ES 300h as you will with the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, 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 300h is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid. 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 Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

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

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Lexus ES 300h and the Toyota Avalon Hybrid do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Lexus ES 300h and the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

Utility
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 Hybrid. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Lexus ES 300h as you will in the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

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