2017 Lexus ES 350 vs. 2017 Toyota Avalon

2016 Lexus ES vs. 2016 Toyota Avalon Comparison In the market for a new four-door sedan, but not sure which is right for you? The Lexus ES and Toyota Avalon are both worthy of your consideration. The 2017 Lexus ES 350 is a mid-size sedan known for its luxury, while the 2017 Toyota Avalon is a bit larger sedan that is also highly ranked in its class. Which is the right car for you?

Interior & Design

2016 Lexus ES Interior Seats2016 Toyota Avalon Interior Room

The 2017 Lexus ES will stun you as you enter its luxurious cabin, designed with only the highest quality materials. Comfort is key in the ES, as the seats are both soft and supportive, while offering generous amounts of head and leg room and providing a noticeably quiet ride. For a Toyota, the 2017 Avalon is also quite stylish with plenty of roominess. As for the exterior design, you can tell these vehicles are related, but the ES 350 comes off a bit edgier with sharper lines and bolder styling.

Technology & Safety

2016 Lexus ES 350 Technology & Dashboard2016 Toyota Avalon Technology and Safety

The 2017 ES and 2017 Avalon share a number of technology features such as an infotainment system with 7-inch touch screen, rearview camera, and push-button start. The ES also features a power moonroof standard, as well as Siri iPhone integration for added convenience. For the audiophiles out there, the ES is available with an optional Mark Levinson 15-speaker sound system that produces incredible quality sound not often found in cars. The Avalon has an available 11-speaker JBL system that drivers have reported rattles the door panels, causing some frustration. When it comes to safety, both vehicles were named IIHS Top Safety Picks for 2017 with many standard and available safety features. The 2017 ES also offers parallel park assist, something not found in the 2017 Avalon.


2016 Lexus ES Engine & Performance2016 Toyota Avalon Engine and Performance

Both the 2017 Toyota Avalon and 2017 Lexus ES 350 are equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 268 horsepower that provide solid power and above average fuel economy. Both vehicles also allow you to customize your driving experience with options for Normal Driving Mode that balances fuel efficiency and engine performance, Eco Mode that throttles engine power to increase fuel efficiency, and Sport Mode that alters the powertrain for more dynamic throttle mapping and more feel with the steering. While the 2017 ES delivers a more refined ride, both vehicles perform similarly.

Verdict2016 Lexus ES 350 for sale in Wilmington, DE

As you can see, these are very similar models.  A few extra features make the 2017 ES stand out, but it’s the luxurious materials that are the game changer.  With similar price points, it’s almost a no-brainer to treat yourself to a little extra luxury and go with the ES.  Shop our 2017 Lexus ES inventory in Wilmington, DE at Koons Lexus of Wilmington.  Then schedule a 2017 ES test drive at our Delaware Lexus dealership serving West Chester, PA.

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