Lexus ES 350 vs Lexus RX 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
350 FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$31,055
1,092 listings nationwide
56 GREAT deals
203 GOOD deals

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2017 Lexus RX 350
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$35,220
485 listings nationwide
43 GREAT deals
105 GOOD deals

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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 ...

2017 Lexus RX 350
AWD
Michael Perkins Test Drive Review:

With the new option of the F Sport package for front-wheel-drive RX 350s, the package is now available to the whole RX lineup. Likewise, standard inclusion of the Safety System + Packa...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7

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."
2017 Lexus RX 350
AWD
5heils writes:
Love love love! Drive is quiet and so smooth. Sport mode is tight and great too. Like the gear shift - Acura M...
Family Car Ranked 2017 Acura MDX worse.
"Such a big back seat. Obviously it lacks the third row...but unless you have young kids I can’t imsgine adults sitting in the third row. "
Value Ranked 2017 Acura MDX worse.
"Prices on used RX were better in my area than used MDX for the features. "
70
Guru9NP7S writes:
Comfortable, versitile.
10
Susan writes:
Great ride easy to use controls lots of space nice looking
Back Seats Ranked 2017 BMW X5 worse.
"Bmw back seats very hard unforgiving ride"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2017 BMW X5 worse.
"Easier to get into "

Specs

2018 Lexus ES 350
350 FWD
2017 Lexus RX 350
AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 8-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 19.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
268 hp @ 6,200 RPM
295 hp @ 6,300 RPM
Torque
248 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
267 lb-ft @ 4,700 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 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof 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 44.1 in
Back Legroom 40 in 38 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.2 cu ft 18.4 cu ft
Maximum Payload 905 lbs 1,050 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 3,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 193.3 in 192.5 in
Width 71.7 in 74.6 in
Height 57.1 in 67.7 in
Wheelbase 111 in 109.8 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
2017 Lexus RX 350
AWD

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

  • Running Boards
  • 12.3" Navigation System
  • 12.3" Navigation System with Mark Levinson Audio
  • 8" Navigation System
  • 8" Navigation System with Mark Levinson Audio
  • Luxury Package
  • Premium Package
  • Rear-Seat Entertainment System
  • Color Heads-Up Display
  • Panoramic-View Monitor with Blind-Spot Monitor
  • Premium Triple-Beam LED Headlamps
  • Blind-Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Intuitive Parking Assist
  • Power-Folding Heated Rear Seats
  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • Panoramic Moonroof
  • Power Tilt & Slide Moonroof
  • Tow Hitch with Ball Mount
  • Wheels: 20" X 8" Split 5-Spoke Dark Silver

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