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2020 Lexus IS 350 vs. 2020 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Review

New 2020 Lexus IS 350

2020 Lexus
IS 350

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New 2020 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

2020 Toyota
Avalon Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$42,180 to $44,345
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$37,000 to $43,300
Invoice* $39,229 to $41,240 $33,300 to $38,971
MPG - City 19 - 20 43
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 43 - 44
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Avalon Hybrid than the Lexus IS 350, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Lexus IS 350 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

Convenience
The Toyota Avalon Hybrid requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Lexus IS 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 IS 350 is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid. 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 350 and the Toyota Avalon Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus IS 350 is much slimmer than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Lexus IS 350, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Lexus IS 350 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

Handling
The Lexus IS 350 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus IS 350 has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid. 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 IS 350 and the Toyota Avalon Hybrid. The Lexus IS 350 has significantly less cargo room than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Lexus IS 350 than that of the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.