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

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2018 Lexus ES 350
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$34,629
343 listings nationwide
19 GREAT deals
48 GOOD deals

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2018 Lexus GS 350
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$39,499
1 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Lexus ES 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 ...

2018 Lexus GS 350
AWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

Like many of the cars built by Lexus, the GS can take on its German rivals when it comes to luxury and is arguably superior in terms of reliability and build quality, but just lacks a ...

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

2018 Lexus ES 350
FWD
20
writes:
Purchased 2019 Limited in October, wind chill pearl with Cognac interior. As beautiful as it is a pleasure to ...
70
writes:
I have the opportunity to drive the Lexus yes 350 and the GS350I prefer rear wheel drive to front wheel drive,...
writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2018 Nissan Maxima Platinum FWD better.
"more room"
Back Seats Ranked 2018 Nissan Maxima Platinum FWD worse.
"More room"
2018 Lexus GS 350
AWD
5
writes:
Cost more...get status but...
Back Seats Ranked 2019 Genesis G80 3.8L AWD better.
"Roomier...comfortable!"
Family Car Ranked 2019 Genesis G80 3.8L AWD better.
"Genesis is a status symbol...wouldnt say it is a FAMILY car, not at all! But, then neither is the Lexus GS 350!"
writes:
Nicely finished car, but underwhelming power and performance. I had to really push it, sport mode was better ...
Power Ranked 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 400 4MATIC Cabriolet AWD better.
"Great acceleration and balance when called upon. It seems the engine is conservatively rated given its size/weight vs performance. Immediate response."
Handling Ranked 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 400 4MATIC Cabriolet AWD better.
"Not really designed as a race car, but handles quite nicely. Very predictable and crisp given its heft."
writes:
Great car, but I wish I would have had a chance to drive the GS F which would have been a much better comparis...

Specs

2018 Lexus ES 350
FWD
2018 Lexus GS 350
AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
30 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.2 gal 17.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
268 hp @ 6,200 RPM
311 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
248 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.8:1
11.8:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.27 in
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 Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
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
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD 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 41.9 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 40 in 36.8 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.2 cu ft 18.4 cu ft
Maximum Payload 905 lbs 825 lbs
Exterior
Length 193.3 in 192.1 in
Width 71.7 in 72.4 in
Height 57.1 in 57.9 in
Wheelbase 111 in 112.2 in

Available Options

2018 Lexus ES 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
2018 Lexus GS 350
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Atomic Silver
  • Caviar
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Liquid Platinum
  • Matador Red Mica
  • Nightfall Mica
  • Obsidian
  • Smoky Granite Mica

Option Packages

  • Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound Audio System
  • Leather Heated Steering Wheel and Gray Sapele Trim
  • Leather Heated Steering Wheel and Open Pore Trim
  • Leather Steering Wheel and Gray Sapele Trim
  • Leather Steering Wheel and Open Pore Trim
  • Premium Package
  • Intuitive Park Assist (IPA)
  • Wheels: 19" Split 5-Spoke Alloy

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