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2003 Lexus ES 300
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$4,780
122 listings nationwide
4 GREAT deals
19 GOOD deals

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2000 Lexus LS 400
RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$4,737
14 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2003 Lexus ES 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 ...

2000 Lexus LS 400
RWD

The 2000 Lexus LS 400 was last offering of the flagship's second generation. The entirely new 430 would emerge in 2001 and due to a larger engine, the LS would receive its first badge...

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

2003 Lexus ES 300
FWD
405
writes:
Awesome car.
Back Seats Ranked 2002 Lexus ES 300 better.
"Not much."
Value Ranked 2002 Lexus ES 300 better.
"Price."
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 FWD better.
"It looks sportier but maintained its refined style that Lexus holds."
Front Seats Ranked 2004 Lexus ES 330 FWD better.
"I found the seats much roomier and comfortable. Loved the seat warming options and over all look."
145
2003 Lexus ES 300 FWDReview:

Great Car — Even the older Lexus models, mine is a 2003, which is now 12 years old, stands the test of time. A ...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

2000 Lexus LS 400
RWD
135
2000 Lexus LS 400 RWDReview:

Lexus Best Flagship Car — I love everything about my car. Had many Toyotas in the past and other european cars . Nothing like ...

135
2000 Lexus LS 400 RWDReview:

Great Understated Car With Surprising Performance — This car is a wonder to drive. With 290 bhp it levels most competition. Want a stoplight sleeper? ...

Specs

2003 Lexus ES 300
FWD
2000 Lexus LS 400
RWD
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic 5-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
18 MPG
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 21 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
210 hp @ 5,800 RPM
290 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
220 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
300 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
8 cylinders
Displacement
3,000 cc
4,000 cc
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags 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 Optional
CD Changer Optional Optional
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 43.7 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 36.9 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.5 cu ft 13.9 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,055 lbs
Exterior
Length 191.1 in 196.7 in
Width 71.3 in 72 in
Height 57.3 in 56.5 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 112.2 in

Available Options

2003 Lexus ES 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
2000 Lexus LS 400
RWD

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