In comparing the Lexus IS 250's and the Lexus ES 350's specifications and ratings, The Lexus ES 350 has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, interior volume and base engine power. The Lexus IS 250 and Lexus ES 350 have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Lexus IS 250's and the Lexus ES 350's specifications and ratings, the Lexus ES 350 is a better car than the Lexus IS 250.
Lexus IS 250 vs. Lexus ES 350 Pricing
A used 2015 Lexus IS 250 ranges from $16,472 to $27,598 while a used 2015 Lexus ES 350 is priced between $15,401 to $27,989.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Lexus IS 250’s base engine makes 204 horsepower, and the Lexus ES 350 base engine makes 268 horsepower. Both the IS 250 and the ES 350 are rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with highway ranges of 522 and 533 miles respectively. Both models use gasoline.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Lexus ES 350 has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Lexus IS 250 has the advantage in the areas of front head room and front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Lexus ES 350 has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.