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2021 Lexus ES 350 vs. 2021 Volkswagen Arteon Review

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2021 Lexus
ES 350

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2021 Volkswagen
Arteon

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MSRP*
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$40,000 to $49,000
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$36,995 to $46,995
Invoice* $37,468 to $45,749 $35,478 to $45,068
MPG - City 22 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 31 - 32
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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

Comfort
The Lexus ES 350 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen Arteon with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Arteon, the Lexus ES 350 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Arteon 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). The Lexus ES 350 is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Arteon. 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 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Volkswagen Arteon.

Dimensions
The Lexus ES 350 is about the same width as the Volkswagen Arteon. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Lexus ES 350, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Arteon.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Lexus ES 350 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Arteon.

Handling
The Lexus ES 350 has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Arteon, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus ES 350 is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Arteon.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lexus ES 350 and the Volkswagen Arteon. The Lexus ES 350 has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Arteon, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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