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2021 Lexus IS 300 vs. 2021 Volkswagen Arteon Review

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2021 Lexus
IS 300

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2021 Volkswagen
Arteon

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MSRP*
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$39,050 to $41,050
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$36,995 to $46,995
Invoice* $36,318 to $38,178 $35,478 to $45,068
MPG - City 19 - 21 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 26 - 31 31 - 32
Engine(s) Inline-4, 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 Volkswagen Arteon than the Lexus IS 300, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Lexus IS 300 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Arteon.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus IS 300 as you will with the Volkswagen Arteon, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Lexus IS 300 will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 IS 300 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Volkswagen Arteon.

Dimensions
The Lexus IS 300 is a little narrower than the Volkswagen Arteon, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Lexus IS 300 is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Arteon, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Lexus IS 300 and the Volkswagen Arteon do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Lexus IS 300 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Arteon, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Lexus IS 300 has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Arteon, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lexus IS 300 and the Volkswagen Arteon. The Lexus IS 300 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 IS 300 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Arteon.