2021 Lexus IS vs. 2021 Lexus ES

2021 Lexus IS vs. 2021 Lexus ES

2021 Lexus IS 300

vs.

2021 Lexus ES 350
$39,000 MSRP*

Starting Price

$39,900 MSRP*
3

Configurations

8
241 hp 2.0L 4-cylinder

Base Engine

302 hp 3.5L V6
RWD

Standard Drivetrain

FWD
10.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space

16.7 cubic feet

What’s the difference between Lexus IS and ES models? While both luxury sedans offer Town 'N' Country drivers amenities like heated front seats and Apple CarPlay®, they differ in size, price, and performance. Compare the 2021 Lexus IS vs. 2021 Lexus ES below, with the skilled team at Lexus of Tampa Bay near Brandon.


Lexus IS vs. ES: Overview

If you’re wondering about the difference between Lexus IS and ES models, there are a few noteworthy differentiations. No matter which new Lexus model you choose, you’ll have better peace of mind with the Lexus Safety System 2.0+ which includes low-light pedestrian detection, daytime bicyclist detection, road sign recognition, and more. Some differences between the Lexus IS vs. ES include:

  • The entry-level 2021 Lexus IS sedan starts at $39,000 MSRP*, with an available 15-speaker 835-watt Mark Levinson® Premium Surround Sound Audio System
  • The 2021 Lexus ES sedan starts at $39,900 MSRP*, with an available 17-speaker 1,800-watt Mark Levinson® Pureplay Premium Surround Sound Audio System

Lexus IS vs. ES: Performance

2021 Lexus IS

  • 241 hp 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with RWD and 21 mpg city / 31 mpg highway
  • 260 hp 3.5L V6 engine with AWD and 19 mpg city / 26 mpg highway
  • 311 hp 3.5L V6 engine with RWD and 20 mpg city / 28 mpg highway (available with AWD and 19 mpg city / 26 mpg highway)

2021 Lexus ES

  • 203 hp 2.5L V6 engine with AWD and 25 mpg city / 34 mpg highway
  • 302 hp 3.5L V6 engine with FWD and 22 mpg city / 32 mpg highway or 22 mpg city / 31 mpg highway with the F-Sport configuration
2021 Lexus IS Steering Wheel and Dashboard

Lexus IS vs. ES: Dimensions

The Lexus IS has a cargo volume of 10.8 cubic feet, with a 17.4-gallon fuel tank and the following interior dimensions:

  • Front / rear headroom — 38.2 / 36.9 inches
  • Front / rear shoulder room — 55.9 / 53.4 inches
  • Front / rear hip room — 54.3 / 54.0 inches
  • Front / rear legroom — 44.8 / 32.2 inches

The Lexus ES offers 16.7 cubic feet of cargo space and a 15.9-gallon fuel tank, with plenty of passenger space for five:

  • Front / rear headroom — 37.5 / 37.8 inches with moonroof, 37.6 / 37.8 inches with panorama glass roof
  • Front / rear shoulder room — 55.9 / 54.3 inches
  • Front / rear hip room — 55.0 / 54.3 inches
  • Front / rear legroom — 42.4 / 39.2 inches
2021 Lexus ES on Highway

Your New Lexus from Lexus of Tampa Bay

Now that you’ve compared the Lexus IS vs. ES, hopefully one stands out as the perfect vehicle for your Tampa commutes. Plus, with Lexus of Tampa Bay’s exclusive new vehicle specials, it is easier than ever before to land your dream car. Get in touch today!

You can also see what experts are saying within the 2021 Lexus ES reviews!

*MSRP excludes delivery, processing and handling fee of $1,025, which may be subject to change at any time. Excludes taxes, title, license, dealer fees, and optional equipment. Dealer price will vary.


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