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2020 Lexus GS 350 vs. 2020 Lexus ES 300h Review

New 2020 Lexus GS 350

2020 Lexus
GS 350

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New 2020 Lexus ES 300h

2020 Lexus
ES 300h

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MSRP*
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$51,065 to $55,155
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$41,810 to $45,660
Invoice* $47,490 to $51,226 $39,163 to $42,707
MPG - City 19 - 20 43
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 N/A
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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus ES 300h than the Lexus GS 350, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Lexus GS 350 and the Lexus ES 300h in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Lexus ES 300h you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Lexus GS 350, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 GS 350 is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus ES 300h. 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 GS 350 and the Lexus ES 300h have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus GS 350 is a little narrower than the Lexus ES 300h, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Lexus GS 350 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus ES 300h.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Lexus GS 350 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus ES 300h.

Handling
The Lexus GS 350 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Lexus ES 300h, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus GS 350 has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus ES 300h. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lexus GS 350 and the Lexus ES 300h. The Lexus GS 350 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Lexus ES 300h.

Warranty
The Lexus GS 350 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus ES 300h.