Lexus ES 300 vs Lexus ES 350 Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2003 Lexus ES 300
300 FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$32,300
122 listings nationwide

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2018 Lexus ES 350
350 FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$30,731
228 listings nationwide
20 GREAT deals
47 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2003 Lexus ES 300
300 FWD

The 2003 Lexus ES 300 was unchanged, after undergoing a complete redesign for the previous model year. In 2004 it would receive a new engine. For now, the ES had gained a new status ...

2018 Lexus ES 350
350 FWD
Megan Hennessey Preview:

The Lexus ES is the company’s longstanding midsize luxury sedan that has always been a sensible choice, offering the comfort and technology of the established German luxury brands, if ...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2003 Lexus ES 300
300 FWD
465
Chris writes:
Awesome car.
Back Seats Ranked 2002 Lexus ES 300 better.
"Not much."
Value Ranked 2002 Lexus ES 300 better.
"Price."
mrRIDER writes:
Overall it maintained at a level only Lexus can hold. Luxurious with a elegant look and feel.
Looks/Style Ranked 2004 Lexus ES 330 330 FWD better.
"It looks sportier but maintained its refined style that Lexus holds."
Front Seats Ranked 2004 Lexus ES 330 330 FWD better.
"I found the seats much roomier and comfortable. Loved the seat warming options and over all look."
GuruNHBYN writes:
It’s sluggish
2018 Lexus ES 350
350 FWD
25
MGB1980 writes:
Superior quality - Ended up buying new because there were No Dealer Fees (an absolute rip off) - No mark up on...
Back Seats Ranked 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 300 Sedan RWD worse.
"Leather v Vinyl. (Merc tex = Vinyl that delaminates) - Lower and more comfortable seats"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 300 Sedan RWD worse.
"Lower loading lip and appears larger"
30
Rt4brde writes:
Purchased 2019 Limited in October, wind chill pearl with Cognac interior. As beautiful as it is a pleasure to ...
Guru1QYFY writes:
It was good
Power Ranked 2019 Toyota Avalon Touring FWD better.
"They both drive the same although the lexus is more quieter when it comes to road noise but the avalon was still good"
Back Seats Ranked 2019 Toyota Avalon Touring FWD better.
"More room plus you can pull the back seats down on the avalon instead of just a small pass through on the lexus which doesnt make sense on the."

Specs

2003 Lexus ES 300
300 FWD
2018 Lexus ES 350
350 FWD
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
18 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 17.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
210 hp @ 5,800 RPM
268 hp @ 6,200 RPM
Torque
220 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
248 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
10.8:1
Displacement
3,000 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
3.7 in x 3.27 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 5 stars --
Front Passenger 5 stars --
Side Driver 5 stars --
Side Rear Passenger 4 stars --
Rollover (pre-2011) 4 stars --
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Leather Seats Optional --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional --
Cassette Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.2 in 41.9 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 40 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.5 cu ft 15.2 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 905 lbs
Exterior
Length 191.1 in 193.3 in
Width 71.3 in 71.7 in
Height 57.3 in 57.1 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 111 in

Available Options

2003 Lexus ES 300
300 FWD

Option Packages

  • Leather Trim PKG
  • Mark Levinson Audio PKG
  • Navigation System PKG
  • Navigation System/Mark Levinson Audio PKG
  • Premium PKG
  • Adaptive Variable Suspension (Avs)
  • Chrome Wheels
  • High Intensity Discharge Headlamps & Rain Sensing Wipers
  • In-Dash 6-Disc Compact Disc Autochanger
  • Vehicle Skid Control (VSC) & Traction Control
2018 Lexus ES 350
350 FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Atomic Silver
  • Autumn Shimmer
  • Caviar
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Matador Red Mica
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Nightfall Mica
  • Obsidian
  • Satin Cashmere Metallic
  • Silver Lining Metallic

Option Packages

  • Twin Projector Bi-LED Headlamps
  • Navigation System Package
  • Navigation System with Mark Levinson Premium Audio
  • Luxury Package with Wood Trim
  • Premier Package
  • Ultra Luxury Package
  • Blind-Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Front and Rear Intuitive Parking Assist
  • Panoramic Glass Roof
  • Wheels: 18" x 7.5" 5-Twin-Spoke Aluminum Alloy

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