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2019 Lexus ES 350 vs. 2020 Lexus IS 350 Review

New 2019 Lexus ES 350

2019 Lexus
ES 350

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New 2020 Lexus IS 350

2020 Lexus
IS 350

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MSRP*
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$39,750 to $44,285
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$42,180 to $44,345
Invoice* $37,235 to $41,407 $39,229 to $41,240
MPG - City 22 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 31 - 33 26 - 28
Engine(s) V-6 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 350 than the Lexus IS 350. The Lexus IS 350 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lexus ES 350.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus ES 350 as you will with the Lexus IS 350, 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). Whether you pick the Lexus ES 350 or the Lexus IS 350, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 350 and the Lexus IS 350 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus ES 350 is much wider than the Lexus IS 350, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Lexus ES 350, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Lexus IS 350.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Lexus ES 350 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lexus IS 350.

Handling
The Lexus ES 350 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 350, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Lexus ES 350 and the Lexus IS 350.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lexus ES 350 and the Lexus IS 350. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Lexus ES 350 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus IS 350.

Warranty
The Lexus ES 350 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus IS 350.