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Lexus ES350 vs. Hyundai Elantra

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Lexus ES350

$462
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Hyundai Elantra

$442
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Lexus ES350 Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 4th out of 31 for luxury midsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $462 which means it has lower than average ownership costs. The severity of repairs is low while frequency of those issues is average, so major issues are uncommon for the ES350.
4
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Hyundai Elantra Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 9th out of 36 for compact cars. The average annual repair cost is $442 which means it has excellent ownership costs. The severity and frequency of repairs are lower than other vehicles, so the Elantra is one of the more reliable vehicles on the road.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$462
inexpensive
expensive
$442
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.48
not often
very often
0.22
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
5%
not urgent
urgent
10%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5 star
(3)
4 star
(2)
3 star
(5)
2 star
(1)
1 star
(0)
The Lexus ES350 ranks highest in drive train and ranks lowest in electrical.
“I absolutely love my Lexus ES350! I had driven nothing but the S-Series Mercedes Benz for 15 years, and never wanted anything other than a Mercedes again. When the last one needed over $7000 in re...”
“I absolutely love my Lexus ES350! I had driven nothing but the S-Series Mercedes Benz for 15 year...”
5 star
(11)
4 star
(36)
3 star
(21)
2 star
(5)
1 star
(2)
The Hyundai Elantra ranks highest in heating and ranks lowest in brakes.
“While I have only 30,000 miles on it in 6 years, (purchased in October 2012), it has the original tires. Just replaced the battery last month, and have had no unusual repairs on this great little r...”
“While I have only 30,000 miles on it in 6 years, (purchased in October 2012), it has the original...”
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