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

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2003 Lexus ES 300
300 FWD
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2020 Lexus IS 300
AWD
MSRP
$41,010
Invoice
$38,139
Average Price Paid
$37,374
650 listings nationwide

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2003 Lexus ES 300
300 FWD
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AWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

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

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2020 Lexus IS 300
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$45,488
3 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 ...

2020 Lexus IS 300
AWD
No Expert Reviews

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
2020 Lexus IS 300
AWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2003 Lexus ES 300
300 FWD
2020 Lexus IS 300
AWD
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
18 MPG
18 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 17.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
210 hp @ 5,800 RPM
260 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
220 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
236 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
11.8:1
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 -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 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 44.8 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 32.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.5 cu ft 10.8 cu ft
Exterior
Length 191.1 in 184.3 in
Width 71.3 in 79.8 in
Height 57.3 in 56.3 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 110.2 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
2020 Lexus IS 300
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Atomic Silver
  • Caviar
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Liquid Platinum
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Obsidian
  • Redline
  • Ultra White

Option Packages

  • BLACKLINE Edition
  • Intuitive Park Assist
  • Navigation Package
  • Navigation System W/Mark Levinson Audio Package
  • Premium Package
  • Triple-Beam Headlamps
  • Wheels: 18" 5-Spoke Alloy
  • Wheels: 18" Mesh Alloy
  • Wheels: F Sport 18" 5-Spoke Alloy
  • Wheels: F Sport 18" 5-Spoke Alloy (ST)

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