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2018 Lexus ES 350
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$34,605
347 listings nationwide
20 GREAT deals
49 GOOD deals

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2017 Lexus RX 350
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$38,667
207 listings nationwide
7 GREAT deals
29 GOOD deals

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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 ...

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
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"
2017 Lexus RX 350
AWD
130
writes:
well-rounded car. but seats only 5. could have been the best in the class if a bit longer to accommodate 3rd...
10
writes:
Super safety features. Liked the trim package.
Back Seats Ranked 2016 Lexus RX 350 F Sport AWD worse.
"They were the same, but the survey doesnt allow you to say that."
Value Ranked 2016 Lexus RX 350 F Sport AWD worse.
"Dealer loaner with low miles and a great warrantee. "
writes:
Love this car just not the new style inside and out. Lexus IS ruining this suv
Looks/Style Ranked 2017 Audi Q5 2.0T quattro Premium Plus AWD worse.
"I don’t. That’s why I bought the Audi this time "
Front Seats Ranked 2017 Audi Q5 2.0T quattro Premium Plus AWD worse.
"Used to have arm rests, comfort, pickup power, design"

Specs

2018 Lexus ES 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
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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