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Lexus ES vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending September 30, 2017. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year and Model % of Average Repair Frequency  
2014 - 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Reliability by Generation2014 - 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
66% Best 153% Worst
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2010 - 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Reliability by Generation2010 - 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
32.8571428571% Best 95% Worst
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2007 - 2012 Lexus ES Reliability by Generation2007 - 2012 Lexus ES
14% Best 62% Worst
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2007 - 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Reliability by Generation2007 - 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
61.4285714286% Best 145% Worst
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2003 - 2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Reliability by Generation2003 - 2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
72.2857142857% Best 164% Worst
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Lexus ES

Lexus ES Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 272-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
ES model has been noted for their reliability and durability. Consumer Reports surveys consitently rate this model high in reliability. full 2008 Lexus ES review
2008 4dr Sedan 272-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Nothing has broken in the 13,000+ miles I have driven. I drove the ES from NY to Florida and back without difficulty. full 2008 Lexus ES review
2007 4dr Sedan 272-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Toyota/Lexus has proven over the years that they are one of the top if not the top carmakers with the most reliable vehicles. full 2007 Lexus ES review
2005 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Almost 90K miles and no major repairs. full 2005 Lexus ES review
2004 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
This car is extremely reliable. In 8 1/2 years of ownership, I've only had one repair; I replaced the alternator earlier this year at a cost of around $250. full 2004 Lexus ES review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Lexus ES

Lexus ES Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 272-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
ES model has been noted for their reliability and durability. Consumer Reports surveys consitently rate this model high in reliability. full 2008 Lexus ES review
2008 4dr Sedan 272-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Nothing has broken in the 13,000+ miles I have driven. I drove the ES from NY to Florida and back without difficulty. full 2008 Lexus ES review
2007 4dr Sedan 272-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Toyota/Lexus has proven over the years that they are one of the top if not the top carmakers with the most reliable vehicles. full 2007 Lexus ES review
2005 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Almost 90K miles and no major repairs. full 2005 Lexus ES review
2004 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
This car is extremely reliable. In 8 1/2 years of ownership, I've only had one repair; I replaced the alternator earlier this year at a cost of around $250. full 2004 Lexus ES review