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

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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Lexus ES
250 AWD
MSRP
$40,000
Invoice
$37,468
Average Price Paid
$38,350
479 listings nationwide

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2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD
MSRP
$41,050
Invoice
$38,178
Average Price Paid
$39,970
305 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2021 Lexus ES
250 AWD
Fair Price
$39,294
Good Price
$37,340
Great Price
$36,223
2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD
Fair Price
$40,822
Good Price
$39,060
Great Price
$38,053

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Lexus ES
250 AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$45,758
34 listings nationwide
3 GREAT deals
4 GOOD deals

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2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$45,448
16 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Lexus ES
250 AWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

When you think of a Lexus ES, you think of a cushy, comfortable, and reliable car that your parents or grandparents might like. The roomy and quiet cabin, the relaxed driving demeanor,...

2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

The Lexus IS enters its fourth generation of production, embodying lessons learned from the LC and RC. The 2021 IS targets enthusiast drivers and luxury buyers who might be thinking Ge...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 4
  • Safety 7
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9
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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 7
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8

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

2021 Lexus ES
250 AWD
No User Reviews
2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD
Jay writes:
3.5 Engine screams
Looks/Style Ranked 2021 Acura TLX FWD with A-Spec Package better.
"Low-slung lock"
Would Buy Ranked 2021 Acura TLX FWD with A-Spec Package better.
"More comfortable and faster"

Specs

2021 Lexus ES
250 AWD
2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
25 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
34 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.9 gal 17.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
203 hp @ 6,500 RPM
260 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
236 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
11.8:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.44 in x 4.07 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 --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Rollover 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 42.4 in 44.8 in
Back Legroom 39.2 in 32.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.9 cu ft 10.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload 905 lbs --
Exterior
Length 195.9 in 185.4 in
Width 73.4 in 72.4 in
Height 57.1 in 56.7 in
Wheelbase 113 in 110.2 in

Available Options

2021 Lexus ES
250 AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Atomic Silver
  • Caviar
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Matador Red Mica
  • Moonbeam Beige Metallic
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Nightfall Mica
  • Obsidian
  • Silver Lining Metallic
  • Sunlit Green

Option Packages

  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Blind Spot Monitor W/Park Assist
  • Hands-Free Power Open/Close Trunk
  • Mark Levinson Audio
  • Navigation
  • Navigation W/Mark Levinson Audio
  • Premium Package
  • Triple Beam Led Headlamps
  • Wood Trim W/Ambient Lighting
  • 10.2" Head-Up Display (HUD)
  • Wheels: 18" X 8J Split 10-Spoke High Gloss
2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Atomic Silver
  • Caviar
  • Cloudburst Gray
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Grecian Water
  • Iridium
  • Matador Red Mica

Option Packages

  • Comfort Package
  • Intuitive Park Assist W/Auto Braking
  • Mark Levinson Audio System
  • Navigation Package
  • Navigation Package W/Mark Levinson Audio
  • Premium Triple-Beam Led Headlamps
  • Intuitive Park Assist W/Panoramic View Monitor

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