Lexus ES 300 vs Lexus IS 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
$5,283
92 listings nationwide
3 GREAT deals
5 GOOD deals

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2018 Lexus IS 350
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$36,676
14 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 ...

2018 Lexus IS 350
AWD
Michael Perkins Preview:

As sporty as it looks, the IS 350 has always been more cruiser than crusher. And while that’s not necessarily a bad thing, it’s hard to argue with a bit more power and performance. For...

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

2003 Lexus ES 300
300 FWD
485
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 IS 350
AWD
20
Kevin writes:
The Infiniti Q 50 edges out its a competition in specific areas for me; especially the interior, safety and c...
15
GuruXYRFZ writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2018 INFINITI Q50 Red Sport 400 RWD better.
"More plush. "
Value Ranked 2018 INFINITI Q50 Red Sport 400 RWD better.
"Much faster for the amount of money and zero maintenance fees."

Specs

2003 Lexus ES 300
300 FWD
2018 Lexus IS 350
AWD
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
18 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 17.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
210 hp @ 5,800 RPM
311 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
220 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 4,800 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
Maximum Payload -- 825 lbs
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
2018 Lexus IS 350
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Atomic Silver
  • Caviar
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Nightfall Mica
  • Obsidian
  • Redline
  • Silver Lining Metallic
  • Ultra White
  • Ultrasonic Blue Mica

Option Packages

  • Navigation System
  • Navigation System with Mark Levinson Audio System
  • F Sport Package
  • F Sport Package with Comfort Package
  • Comfort Package
  • Premium Paint
  • Intuitive Park Assist

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