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2020 Lexus IS 350 vs. 2021 Volkswagen Arteon Review

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2020 Lexus
IS 350

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2021 Volkswagen
Arteon

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MSRP*
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$42,180 to $44,345
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$36,995 to $46,995
Invoice* $39,229 to $41,240 $35,478 to $45,068
MPG - City 19 - 20 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Arteon 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 Volkswagen Arteon.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Arteon 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). Whether you pick the Lexus IS 350 or the Volkswagen Arteon, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Volkswagen Arteon.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus IS 350 is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Arteon, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Lexus IS 350 is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Arteon, which may make it easier to park.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus IS 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 IS 350 and the Volkswagen Arteon. The Lexus IS 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 IS 350 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Arteon.