2022 Lexus IS vs. 2022 Lexus ES

2022 Lexus IS vs. 2022 Lexus ES
2022 Lexus IS


2021 Lexus ES
$39,850 MSRP*

Starting Price

$41,875 MSRP*

Engine Choices

241 hp to 472 hp


203 hp to 302 hp


21 mpg city/31 mpg highway

Fuel Economy

43 mpg city/44 mph highway

Passenger Volume

10.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space


Looking for a new luxury sedan to give your Town 'N' Country rides a much-needed upgrade? You may have come across the Lexus IS or ES! These are two excellent mid-size models from Lexus that have been refreshed for 2022, with powerful performance specs, sleek design details, and multiple configurations to choose from.



But, what is the difference between the Lexus IS and ES? Lexus of Tampa Bay seeks to help you answer that question with our comparison guide of the 2022 Lexus IS vs. ES below. Check it out, then head to our inventory to start picking out your next ride!

2022 Lexus IS vs. ES: Trim Levels & Dimensions

As with anything, there are trade-offs when it comes to the Lexus IS vs. ES price and trim levels. The Lexus IS boasts a more affordable price tag (although its top-level trim level is more expensive than the top-level Lexus ES), but the Lexus ES has a longer list of available configurations, along with four hybrid options that the Lexus IS does not match. You’ll have to decide what your priority is when it comes to price versus trim levels, but we’ve listed everything out below to help you make a decision:

2022 Lexus IS

  • IS 300: MSRP from $39,850*
  • IS 300 AWD: MSRP from $41,850*
  • IS 350 F Sport: MSRP from $44,275*
  • IS 350 F Sport AWD: MSRP from $46,275*
  • IS 500 F Sport Performance: MSRP from $57,575*
  • IS 500 F Sport Performance Premium: MSRP from $62,075*
  • IS 500 F Sport Performance Launch Edition: MSRP from $68,475*

2022 Lexus ES

  • ES 250 AWD: MSRP from $41,875*
  • ES 250 F Sport AWD: MSRP from $46,525*
  • ES 250 Luxury AWD: MSRP from $47,275*
  • ES 250 Ultra Luxury AWD: MSRP from $51,055*
  • ES 350: MSRP from $41,875*
  • ES 350 F Sport: MSRP from $46,525*
  • ES 350 Luxury: MSRP from $47,525*
  • ES 350 Ultra Luxury: MSRP from $51,055*
  • ES 300h: MSRP from $42,975*
  • ES 300h F Sport: MSRP from $46,525*
  • ES 300h Luxury: MSRP from $48,375*
  • ES 300h Ultra Luxury: MSRP from $52,155*

One major difference between the Lexus IS and ES is In terms of dimensions. Both the 2022 Lexus ES and IS can comfortably seat 5 passengers across two rows. However, closer inspection reveals that the Lexus ES is a bit larger, offering 99.9 cubic feet of passenger space and 13.9 cubic feet of cargo space.

By comparison, the smaller IS offers 90.2 cubic feet of passenger space and 10.8 cubic feet of cargo space. It’s not a huge difference, but if you’re looking to maximize room for passengers and cargo, then the Lexus ES is the way to go. However, if you’re on a strict budget and want the most affordable ride, then the IS is the better choice.

2022 Lexus IS vs. ES: Engines & Performance Specs

The 2022 Lexus IS and ES both offer multiple engine options for Brandon drivers, so no matter what you won’t be locked into a single set of performance specs. The Lexus IS offers four different engines while the ES offers two gasoline engines plus a hybrid variant. Each engine offers its own unique performance specs, and their availability depends on which trim level you end up choosing. Here are the details:

2022 Lexus IS

  • 2.0L 4-cylinder:  241 hp / 258 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.5L V6: 260 hp / 236 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.5L V6: 311 hp / 280 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.0L V8: 472 hp / 395 lb-ft of torque

2022 Lexus ES

  • 2.5L 4-cylinder: 203 hp / 184 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.5L V6: 302 hp / 267 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.5L 4-cylinder hybrid: 215 hp electric-drive motor with EV mode

Find Your Next Luxury Sedan at Lexus of Tampa Bay!

Now that we’ve discussed the difference between the Lexus IS and ES on paper, you might be interested in seeing how each of these luxury sedans handles on the road. If you want to set up a test drive around the Riverview area, just contact our office or stop by our Tampa dealership and we’ll get you behind the wheel in no time.

You can also reach out with any questions, or for more information about either of these luxury sedans. If you’ve made a decision and want to move forward with the buying process, our finance center is a great place to start.


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