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2003 Lexus ES 300
300 FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$5,537
75 listings nationwide
4 GREAT deals
8 GOOD deals

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2006 Lexus GS 300
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$8,592
52 listings nationwide

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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 ...

2006 Lexus GS 300
AWD

The Lexus GS 300 was overhauled in 2006 to take on the company's ambitious goal of quadrupling sales of GS series vehicles and boost market share from five o 14 percent. That means loa...

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

2003 Lexus ES 300
300 FWD
535
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
2006 Lexus GS 300
AWD
15
Jo writes:
warranty, reliability & better overall value for AWD car
Mark writes:
Nice car. Doesn’t handle or ride as well as a Honda Accord.
GuruYFYQK writes:
A beautiful car

Specs

2003 Lexus ES 300
300 FWD
2006 Lexus GS 300
AWD
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
18 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 18 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
210 hp @ 5,800 RPM
245 hp @ 6,200 RPM
Torque
220 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
230 lb-ft @ 3,600 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
11.5:1
Displacement
3,000 cc
3,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
3.44 in x 3.26 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard 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 --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Optional
Leather Seats Optional Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Standard
Cassette Player Standard 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 43.5 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 36.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.5 cu ft 12.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 915 lbs
Exterior
Length 191.1 in 190 in
Width 71.3 in 71.7 in
Height 57.3 in 56.5 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 112.2 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
2006 Lexus GS 300
AWD

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