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Lexus ES vs. Lexus IS Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Lexus ES vs. Lexus IS Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $46,310

Lexus ES 350   
Difference: $3,250

Lowest Total Invoice: $43,341

Lexus ES 350   
Difference: $2,746

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20172016
ModelESIS
Trim350350
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $38,900 $40,870
Base Invoice $36,438 $38,009
Blind spot warning system 500  
Obstacle detection, rear 500  
Luxury Package 1,670 4,385
Sunshade, rear, power 210 210
LED headlights 515  
Navigation System / Mark Levinson Audio Package 2,590  
Heated steering wheel 450  
Adaptive cruise control   500
Navigation System / Mark Levinson Pkg.   2,645
RWD   0
Blind spot warning system 460  
Obstacle detection, rear 460  
Luxury Package 1,536 4,035
Sunshade, rear, power 192 192
LED headlights 473  
Navigation System / Mark Levinson Audio Package 2,392  
Heated steering wheel 415  
Adaptive cruise control   460
Navigation System / Mark Levinson Pkg.   2,441
RWD   0
Options (change) 6,435 7,740
Options (change) 5,928 7,128
Destination 975 950
Total Price $46,310 $49,560
Total Invoice $43,341 $46,087

The configured Lexus ES 4dr Sedan has a 268-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Lexus IS 4dr Sedan has a 306-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a RWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Lexus ES and Lexus IS are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Lexus ES 350 trim is $38,900. The features would cost an additional $6,435. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $46,310.

The base sticker price of the Lexus IS 350 trim is $40,870. The features would cost an additional $7,740. Including the destination charge of $950, the total price of this trim is $49,560.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Lexus ES trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Lexus IS trims is 9. Based on this adjustment, the Lexus IS 350 appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Lexus ES 4dr Sedan has a 268-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Lexus IS 4dr Sedan has a 306-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a RWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Lexus ES and Lexus IS are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Lexus ES 350 trim is $36,438. The features would cost an additional $5,928. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $43,341.

The invoice of the Lexus IS 350 trim is $38,009. The features would cost an additional $7,128. Including the destination charge of $950, the total price of this trim is $46,087.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Lexus ES trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Lexus IS trims is 6. Based on this adjustment, the Lexus IS 350 appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Lexus ES vs. Lexus IS

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Lexus ES 350
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $3,500
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $2,980
Model Year20172016
ModelESIS
Trim350350
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine268hp V6306hp V6
TransmissionT6T8
DrivetrainFWDRWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)21/31 MPG19/28 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)835, 15835, 15
Tire (rear if not all the same)215/55-17225/40-18
Total Price$46,310$49,560
Adjustments for Features-2500
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$46,060$49,560
Total Invoice$43,341$46,087
Adjustments for Features-2340
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$43,107$46,087

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Features Comparison: Lexus ES vs. Lexus IS

Model Year20172016
ModelESIS
Trim350350
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1300
FWD$0 
RWD $0
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0 
Automatic braking, low-speed$200 
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based$200 
Lane departure warning system$200 
Pedestrian detection$50 
Cargo Management 
Rear seat pass-through$100 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror $75
Auto-dimming headlights$200 
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror $75
Compass$0 
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Folding second row seats $300
Leather-wrapped steering wheel $150
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Upholstered instrument cluster hood $50
Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel$150 
Total Value of Features$2,300$2,050
Value of Feature Adjustments$250$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-2340

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Specifications Comparison: Lexus ES vs. Lexus IS

Model Year20172016
ModelESIS
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase111.0 in110.2 in
Length192.7 in183.7 in
Width71.7 in71.3 in
Height57.1 in56.3 in
Curb Weight3,549 lb.3,593 lb.
Fuel Capacity17.2 gal.17.4 gal.
Row 1 Headroom37.5 in38.2 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.6 in55.9 in
Row 1 Hip Room54.8 in54.3 in
Row 1 Legroom41.9 in44.8 in
Row 2 Headroom37.5 in36.9 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.0 in53.4 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.8 in54.0 in
Row 2 Legroom40.0 in32.2 in
Cargo Volume15.2 ft313.8 ft3

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Option Package Details
Lexus ES 350

Luxury Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Heated front seats200Yes
Cooled or ventilated front seats300Yes
Wood trim300Yes
Total Requested1700100%
Total Not Requested00%
Navigation System / Mark Levinson Audio Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Surround sound250Yes
Mark Levinson, 835W, 15 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Navigation system550Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
SMS text-to-speech reader50Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Speed limit information0No
Vehicle health reports0Yes
App support100Yes
Total Requested107575%
Total Not Requested35025%

Option Package Details
Lexus IS 350

Adaptive cruise control
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Total Requested1000100%
Total Not Requested00%
Luxury Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Wood trim300Yes
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Memory system, driver seat200Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75No
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75No
Mirror tilt-down in reverse25Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power100Yes
Rain-sensing wipers100Yes
Heated front seats200Yes
Cooled or ventilated front seats300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
LED headlights500Yes
Total Requested372596%
Total Not Requested1504%
Navigation System / Mark Levinson Pkg.
FeatureValueRequested?
Surround sound250Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Mark Levinson, 835W, 15 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
SMS text-to-speech reader50Yes
Speed limit information0No
Vehicle health reports0Yes
App support100Yes
Total Requested107575%
Total Not Requested35025%

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