Toyota Avalon vs Lexus ES 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 Toyota Avalon
Limited AWD
MSRP
$42,425
Invoice
$38,182
Average Price Paid
$38,872
92 listings nationwide

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2021 Lexus ES
250 AWD
MSRP
$40,000
Invoice
$37,468
Average Price Paid
$38,319
503 listings nationwide

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

2021 Toyota Avalon
Limited AWD
Fair Price
$40,118
Good Price
$37,729
Great Price
$36,363
2021 Lexus ES
250 AWD
Fair Price
$39,195
Good Price
$37,254
Great Price
$36,144

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Toyota Avalon
Limited AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$43,182
10 listings nationwide

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2021 Lexus ES
250 AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$46,032
36 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Toyota Avalon
Limited AWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

The 2021 Toyota Avalon serves a simple function. It bridges the price gap between the Toyota Camry and the Lexus ES. In fact, the Avalon and the Lexus are essentially the same cars, th...

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,...

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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 6
  • Form & Function 6
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 7
  • Cost-Effectiveness 3
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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 4
  • Safety 7
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9

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

2021 Toyota Avalon
Limited AWD
20
EDDIE writes:
Very dependable vehicle
Family Car Ranked 2021 Toyota Highlander L FWD better.
"It bigger"
Value Ranked 2021 Toyota Highlander L FWD worse.
"Both are very good and dependable vehicles so its a toss up for me"
Guru9YQMJN writes:
Race car!
Power Ranked 2019 Toyota Camry XSE V6 FWD worse.
"Gearing and suspension."
Value Ranked 2019 Toyota Camry XSE V6 FWD better.
"All-around family vehicle. ."
Guru943DRD writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2020 Toyota Avalon XLE FWD better.
"Comfortable,for the price"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2020 Toyota Avalon XLE FWD better.
"More Cargo room Overall excellent choice-Bought car for my wife,she won’t Even let me drive it!"
2021 Lexus ES
250 AWD
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Specs

2021 Toyota Avalon
Limited AWD
2021 Lexus ES
250 AWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
25 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
34 MPG
34 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.4 gal 15.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
205 hp @ 6,600 RPM
203 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque
185 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
13:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.44 in x 4.07 in
3.44 in x 4.07 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 5 stars
Rollover 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD 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 42.1 in 42.4 in
Back Legroom 40.4 in 39.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 16.1 cu ft 13.9 cu ft
Maximum Payload 940 lbs 905 lbs
Exterior
Length 195.9 in 195.9 in
Width 72.8 in 73.4 in
Height 56.7 in 57.1 in
Wheelbase 113 in 113 in

Available Options

2021 Toyota Avalon
Limited AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Blueprint
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Harbor Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Opulent Amber
  • Ruby Flare Pearl
  • Special Color
  • Supersonic Red
  • Wind Chill Pearl

Option Packages

  • Advanced Safety Package
  • Appearance Package
  • Paint Protection Film: Hood & Door Package (Set)
  • Protection Package (TMS)
  • Toyoguard Platinum (Set)
  • Toyoguard Platinum (XT9000) (Set)
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

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