2024 Lexus ES 350 vs. 2023 Lexus IS 350 Review

Picture of the 2024 Lexus ES 350

2024 Lexus
ES 350

MSRP*: $42,040 to $50,930
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2023 Lexus
IS 350

MSRP*: $43,160 to $46,410
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MPG - City 22 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 MPG 26 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 302-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 311-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 302 hp 311 hp
Exterior Length 195.9 in 185.4 in
Exterior Width 73.4 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 39.2 in
Front 44.8 in
Rear 32.2 in
Head Room Front 37.5 in
Rear 37.8 in
Front 38.2 in
Rear 36.9 in

*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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus ES 350 than the Lexus IS 350. The Lexus IS 350 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lexus ES 350.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus ES 350 as you will with the Lexus IS 350, 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). The Lexus ES 350 is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus IS 350.

Dimensions
The Lexus ES 350 is a little wider than the Lexus IS 350, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the Lexus ES 350, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Lexus IS 350.

Handling
The Lexus ES 350 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 350, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Lexus ES 350 and the Lexus IS 350.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the Lexus ES 350 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lexus IS 350.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lexus ES 350 and the Lexus IS 350.