Lexus ES 350 vs Lexus LS 500 Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2018 Lexus ES 350
350 FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$29,872
1,238 listings nationwide
46 GREAT deals
199 GOOD deals

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2019 Lexus LS 500
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$82,196
5 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Lexus ES 350
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 ...

2019 Lexus LS 500
AWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

Since the late 1980s, the Lexus LS has been the company’s flagship luxury sedan, serving as a tempting alternative to its more expensive German rivals. For 2018, Lexus introduced an al...

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

2018 Lexus ES 350
350 FWD
45
MGB1980 writes:
Superior quality - Ended up buying new because there were No Dealer Fees (an absolute rip off) - No mark up on...
Back Seats Ranked 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 300 Sedan RWD worse.
"Leather v Vinyl. (Merc tex = Vinyl that delaminates) - Lower and more comfortable seats"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 300 Sedan RWD worse.
"Lower loading lip and appears larger"
30
Rt4brde writes:
Purchased 2019 Limited in October, wind chill pearl with Cognac interior. As beautiful as it is a pleasure to ...
Guru1QYFY writes:
It was good
Power Ranked 2019 Toyota Avalon Touring FWD better.
"They both drive the same although the lexus is more quieter when it comes to road noise but the avalon was still good"
Back Seats Ranked 2019 Toyota Avalon Touring FWD better.
"More room plus you can pull the back seats down on the avalon instead of just a small pass through on the lexus which doesnt make sense on the."
2019 Lexus LS 500
AWD
GuruNG6F4 writes:
Would totally take one of these over a Honda. Can practically drive itself and when sitting in the back seats ...
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Honda Accord worse.
"The Honda is poorly styled. The Honda is incredibly ugly with that grille. The LS is beautiful. Very subtle. "
Value Ranked 2019 Honda Accord worse.
"All leather everywhere. Hand crafted interior and attention to detail makes the LS a great value. Seat massage in the front and rear and the rear seat controls are amazing. I’m surprised you get seats in the back of an accord. "
10
Carguru_8001 writes:
Thoroughly enjoy driving my 2019 LS500. Handles well, exceptional pickup, super comfortable just a great ride...
Power Ranked 2018 Lexus GS 350 worse.
"Engine"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2018 Lexus GS 350 worse.
"Larger vehicle, wider."
Value Ranked 2018 Lexus GS 350 better.
"Cost less."
GuruY7VFP writes:
Value Ranked 2019 Cadillac CT6 worse.
"Very dependable "
Would Buy Ranked 2019 Cadillac CT6 worse.
"Car life"

Specs

2018 Lexus ES 350
350 FWD
2019 Lexus LS 500
AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 10-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
18 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
30 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.2 gal 21.7 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
268 hp @ 6,200 RPM
416 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
248 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
442 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.8:1
10.5:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.27 in
3.37 in x 3.94 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
Leather Seats -- 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 41 in
Back Legroom 40 in 38.9 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.2 cu ft 17 cu ft
Maximum Payload 905 lbs 870 lbs
Exterior
Length 193.3 in 206.1 in
Width 71.7 in 74.8 in
Height 57.1 in 57.9 in
Wheelbase 111 in 123 in

Available Options

2018 Lexus ES 350
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
2019 Lexus LS 500
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Atomic Silver
  • Autumn Shimmer
  • Caviar
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Liquid Platinum
  • Manganese Luster
  • Matador Red Mica
  • Nightfall Mica
  • Obsidian
  • Satin Cashmere Metallic
  • Sleek Ecru Metallic

Option Packages

  • Adaptive Variable Air Suspension
  • Premium Wood Trim
  • Executive Package
  • Luxury Package with White Interior
  • 24" Heads-Up Display (HUD) (GF)
  • 24" Heads-Up Display (HUD) (GH)
  • Executive Package
  • Executive Package W/KIRIKO Glass
  • Executive Package W/White Interior
  • Interior Upgrade Package
  • Lexus Safety System + Advanced Package
  • Luxury Package
  • Luxury Package W/White Interior
  • Mark Levinson DVD Audio System
  • Panorama Glass Roof
  • Panoramic View Backup Monitor
  • Panoramic View Monitor
  • Premium Wood Trim
  • Premium Paint
  • Panoramic Glass Roof
  • Wheels: 20"X8.5" Vapor Chrome Split 10-Spoke Alloy
  • Wheels: 20X8.5 Polished Split 5-Spoke Forged Alloy

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