Lexus IS 250 vs Lexus ES 350 Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2015 Lexus IS 250
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$23,177
73 listings nationwide

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2018 Lexus ES 350
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$34,591
337 listings nationwide
29 GREAT deals
43 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2015 Lexus IS 250
AWD
Patricia Mayo Preview:

Redesigned for 2014, Lexus’s performance-oriented midsize enters 2015 with Siri Eyes Free and LED fog lights standard, otherwise basically unchanged. There’s also a few changes to opti...

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 ...

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

2015 Lexus IS 250
AWD
40
writes:
This is my second IS 250. I love it.
20
writes:
Nice car, little tight in the drivers compartment for a big guy
300
writes:
Great car with great handling. Was surprised to feel the actual power it has. Comfortable
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"

Specs

2015 Lexus IS 250
AWD
2018 Lexus ES 350
FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.4 gal 17.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
204 hp @ 6,400 RPM
268 hp @ 6,200 RPM
Torque
185 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
248 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12:1
10.8:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.27 in x 3.03 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 4 stars 5 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 5 stars 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 44.8 in 41.9 in
Back Legroom 32.2 in 40 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.8 cu ft 15.2 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,036 lbs 905 lbs
Exterior
Length 183.7 in 193.3 in
Width 79.8 in 71.7 in
Height 56.3 in 57.1 in
Wheelbase 110.2 in 111 in

Available Options

2015 Lexus IS 250
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Atomic Silver
  • Deep Sea Mica
  • Matador Red Mica
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Obsidian
  • Silver Lining Metallic
  • Starfire Pearl
  • Ultra White

Option Packages

  • F-Sport Package
  • Intuitive Parking Assist
  • Luxury Package
  • Luxury Package And Tech Package
  • Navigation Package W/Mark Levinson Premium Audio
  • Navigation System Package
  • Pre-Collision System W/Dynamic Radar Cruise CTRL
  • Premium Package
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Wheels: 18" Mesh Aluminum Alloy
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

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