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2006 Lexus LS 430
430 RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$10,608
55 listings nationwide
6 GREAT deals
9 GOOD deals

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2018 Lexus ES 350
350 FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$29,718
1,274 listings nationwide
51 GREAT deals
207 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2006 Lexus LS 430
430 RWD

The Lexus LS 430 remained unchanged once again for 2006. The 430 had emerged five years earlier, replacing the LS 400, and its styling and features were revamped again in 2004. This ...

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 ...

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

2006 Lexus LS 430
430 RWD
GuruMSHD4 writes:
Lexus ls430 is a superb car, when selecting all the right options.
20
Larry writes:
Very good i would like to buy one day..
75
Gaylord writes:
Overall most satisfying transportation Ive ever owned; smooth, quiet, agile, reliable, a Toyota on steroids wr...
Power Ranked 2007 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class CL 550 better.
"I was quite satisfied with the power of the Lexus, but the CL 550 has 100 more responsive HP and effortless torque. It never runs out of breath."
Handling Ranked 2007 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class CL 550 better.
"By design."
Looks/Style Ranked 2007 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class CL 550 better.
"Sleek, emotive styling."
Front Seats Ranked 2007 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class CL 550 better.
"Support, adjustments, superior ventilation."
Back Seats Ranked 2007 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class CL 550 worse.
"More room overall."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2007 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class CL 550 worse.
"Trunk volume is comparable. However, when the Lexus trunk is filled you still have considerable space available in the back seat area. Not so with the CL."
Family Car Ranked 2007 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class CL 550 worse.
"Ease of entry/egress, room (shoulder, seat, foot), agility (size)."
Value Ranked 2007 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class CL 550 better.
"Depreciation and durability of the materials used by Mercedes in the CL."
Would Buy Ranked 2007 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class CL 550 better.
"It is purely a matter of what sort of driving experience you want from you 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."

Specs

2006 Lexus LS 430
430 RWD
2018 Lexus ES 350
350 FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
23 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 22 gal 17.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
278 hp @ 5,600 RPM
268 hp @ 6,200 RPM
Torque
312 lb-ft @ 3,400 RPM
248 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
Cylinders
8 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
10.8:1
Displacement
4,300 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
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
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 4 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard --
Cassette Player 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 in 41.9 in
Back Legroom 37.6 in 40 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 20.2 cu ft 15.2 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,110 lbs 905 lbs
Exterior
Length 197.4 in 193.3 in
Width 72 in 71.7 in
Height 58.7 in 57.1 in
Wheelbase 115.2 in 111 in

Available Options

2006 Lexus LS 430
430 RWD
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

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