2023 Lexus IS 350 vs. 2023 Volkswagen Arteon Review

Picture of the 2023 Lexus IS 350

2023 Lexus
IS 350

MSRP*: $43,160 to $46,410
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Picture of the 2023 Volkswagen Arteon

2023 Volkswagen
Arteon

MSRP*: $43,010 to $50,175
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MPG - City 19 - 20 MPG 22 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 MPG 31 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 311-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 300-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 311 hp 300 hp
Exterior Length 185.4 in 191.5 in
Exterior Width 72.4 in 73.7 in
Leg Room Front 44.8 in
Rear 32.2 in
Front 41.2 in
Rear 40.2 in
Head Room Front 38.2 in
Rear 36.9 in
Front 37.7 - 37.9 in
Rear 37.0 - 37.1 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
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). When looking only at MSRP, the Lexus IS 350 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Arteon.

Dimensions
The Lexus IS 350 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 350 is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Arteon, which may make it easier to park.

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.

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