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

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2018 Lexus IS 350
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$40,165
9 listings nationwide

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2018 Lexus ES 350
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$35,446
299 listings nationwide
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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Lexus IS 350
AWD
Michael Perkins Preview:

As sporty as it looks, the IS 350 has always been more cruiser than crusher. And while that’s not necessarily a bad thing, it’s hard to argue with a bit more power and performance. For...

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.

2018 Lexus IS 350
AWD
writes:
The Infiniti Q 50 edges out its a competition in specific areas for me; especially the interior, safety and c...
5
writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2018 INFINITI Q50 Red Sport 400 RWD better.
"More plush. "
Value Ranked 2018 INFINITI Q50 Red Sport 400 RWD better.
"Much faster for the amount of money and zero maintenance fees."
2018 Lexus ES 350
FWD
60
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"
20
writes:
Handling Ranked 2017 Lexus ES 350 FWD worse.
"not available"

Specs

2018 Lexus IS 350
AWD
2018 Lexus ES 350
FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
19 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
26 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.4 gal 17.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
311 hp @ 6,400 RPM
268 hp @ 6,200 RPM
Torque
280 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
248 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.8:1
10.8:1
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 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 10.8 cu ft 15.2 cu ft
Maximum Payload 825 lbs 905 lbs
Exterior
Length 184.3 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

2018 Lexus IS 350
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Atomic Silver
  • Caviar
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Nightfall Mica
  • Obsidian
  • Redline
  • Silver Lining Metallic
  • Ultra White
  • Ultrasonic Blue Mica

Option Packages

  • Navigation System
  • Navigation System with Mark Levinson Audio System
  • F Sport Package
  • F Sport Package with Comfort Package
  • Comfort Package
  • Premium Paint
  • Intuitive Park Assist
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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