To assist you in deciding which car you want to drive through Peabody, North Andover, or Danvers, MA, we’ve created this Toyota Avalon vs. Lexus ES 350 comparison. Check it out, then contact the team at Ira Lexus of Danvers to schedule your test drive!
Just because you’re headed to the grocery store doesn’t mean your trip won’t be thrilling. That’s because both sedans are powered by 3.5L V6 engines. What’s that mean for you? You’ll experience incredible power each time you get behind the wheel.
Although both sedans are powered by the same engine and both produce 267 lb-ft of torque, the 2021 Lexus ES 350 offers more horsepower than the Avalon. With the ES 350, you’ll get 302 horsepower. With the Avalon, you’ll get 301.
One horsepower may not seem like a lot, but in the grand scheme of things, it makes plenty of difference.
Think about it. If you had one horse pulling a wagon versus two horses, the wagon with two horses would have an easier time getting started and will travel with more force. Looking to the ES 350, this is shown with its acceleration time of 6.6 seconds when going from 0 to 60 MPH.
But which sedan lets you go the extra mile? For that, we need to compare the fuel efficiencies of the Avalon vs. ES 350:
While both sedans offer the same fuel efficiency, it’s the Lexus ES 350 that lets you go the extra mile. It features a larger fuel tank at 15.9 gallons. The Toyota Avalon, on the other hand, only has a 14.5-gallon fuel tank.
While the interior amenities of your sedan help boost your experience, it takes more than available heated seats and advanced technologies to provide a comfortable commute. You’ll also need plenty of room for your whole family.
Both the Avalon and the ES 350 measure 195.9 inches in length, but the Lexus ES 350 offers extra width and height than the Avalon. Let’s see how these exterior measurements affect how much room there is inside for you and your passengers.
|Headroom (front/rear)||37.4/37.5 inches||37.5/37.8 inches|
|Legroom (front/rear)||42.1/40.3 inches||42.4/39.2 inches|
|Shoulder room (front/rear)||58.3/57.1 inches||55.9/54.3 inches|
|Hip room (front/rear)||55.8/54.8 inches||55/54.3 inches|
Since the dimensions of the Avalon and the ES 350 are similar, either sedan is sure to give you and your passengers the space needed to provide a comfortable commute.
In terms of cargo capacity, both sedans provide you with more than 16 cubic feet of trunk volume to work with as you pack up for your next family getaway. However, with the Lexus ES 350, you’ll have enough space to bring along that extra bag thanks to its 16.7 cubic foot capacity.
With the 2021 Avalon, you’ll have 16.09 cubic feet of space.
Whether you’re commuting to work or hitting the road for a weekend away, both the Toyota Avalon and the Lexus ES 350 have all the driver-assistive tech you’ll need to reach your destination safely. Both vehicles come equipped with a standard suite of smart safety systems that include:
They also feature a Lane Departure Alert system that can let you know if you accidentally veer from your intended lane of travel. As an extra precaution, this system in the Toyota Avalon and the Lexus ES 350 includes a Steering Assist feature that may automatically guide you back into your lane.
Something the Lexus offers that’s lacking in the Toyota is the optional Rear Pedestrian Detection system. With the ES 350, this system monitors for pedestrians when in Reverse. That way, if you’re backing up and someone walks behind your car, you’ll receive an alert so you can make the necessary adjustments.