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2021 Lexus ES 350 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Review

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2021 Lexus
ES 350

MSRP*: $40,000 to $49,000
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG E 53

MSRP*: $73,800
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Invoice* $37,468 to $45,749 $69,372
MPG - City 22 MPG 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine 302-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 429-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 9-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 302 hp 429 hp
Exterior Length 195.9 in 195.2 in
Exterior Width 73.4 in 73.2 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 39.2 in
Front 41.3 in
Rear 35.8 in
Head Room Front 37.5 in
Rear 37.8 in
Front 37.9 in
Rear 38.2 in
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 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Lexus ES 350 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 in the front seats.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Lexus ES 350, 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). Based on MSRP, the Lexus ES 350 is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53. 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 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus ES 350 is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53. When looking at overall length, the Lexus ES 350 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Handling
The Lexus ES 350 has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus ES 350 is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The Lexus ES 350 has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lexus ES 350 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Warranty
The Lexus ES 350 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.