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Lexus ES350 vs. Lexus GS350

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Lexus ES350

$462
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Lexus GS350

$582
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
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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
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Lexus GS350 Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 2nd out of 30 for luxury fullsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $582 which means it has average ownership costs. The severity of repairs is low while frequency of those issues is average, so major issues are uncommon for the GS350.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$462
inexpensive
expensive
$582
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.48
not often
very often
0.48
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
5%
not urgent
urgent
8%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5
(3)
4
(2)
3
(5)
2
(1)
1
(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
(0)
4
(3)
3
(1)
2
(0)
1
(0)
The Lexus GS350 ranks highest in electrical and ranks lowest in brakes.
“I own a a Lexus Gs 350 and love it. ”
“I own a a Lexus Gs 350 and love it. ”

Vehicle Comparison Rundown

The Lexus ES350 and the Lexus GS350 are both midsize, four-door luxury sedans, but they are very different from each other. The Lexus ES350 has front-wheel drive, while the GS350 comes with rear-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive.

The Lexus ES350 has an engine with 268 horsepower. The Lexus GS350 has a higher-output engine with 311 horsepower. This should translate into much better acceleration in the GS350.

Comparing interior space and trunk space, these two sedans are very close to each other. Interior volume for the ES350 is 100.1 cubic feet and the GS350 comes in with 99 cubic feet. For trunk space, you get 15.2 cubic feet in the ES350 and 15.9 in the GS350.

For all their similarities, these two Lexus sedans will vary in their driving characteristics. The Lexus ES350 is a smooth, quiet cruiser that will waft you effortlessly down the road. The Lexus GS350 is also smooth and quiet, but it also has a rear-drive performance feel with plenty of power behind it, comparable to the German autobahn flyers. Price is another consideration, with the ES350 having a much lower price than the GS350.

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