Compare Lexus ES vs. LS

2021 Lexus ES vs 2021 Lexus LS
2021 Lexus ES 250


2021 Lexus LS 500
2.5L In-line 4

Base Engine

V6 Twin Turbo
Up to 25 City/34 Highway

EPA-Estimated MPG

Up to 18 City/29 Highway
13.9 cubic feet

Max Cargo Space

16.95 cubic feet
15.9 gallon

Fuel Tank

21.7 gallon
203 hp


416 hp

Any driver looking for a peerless luxury sedan is likely to find themselves attracted to the latest Lexus inventory. That often leads to comparing Lexus ES vs. LS, so we thought we’d break down all the major differences between these two leading models. Read on to discover which one might suit you best. Then test drive them both near Colts Neck! 

ES vs. LS Lexus: Performance

The Lexus brand has been built around a promise of fusing truly first-class luxury with bold and sporty performance, which means it’s worth starting with performance specs when you’re trying to decide on the right Lexus sedan for your daily commute into Holmdel. Both the 2021 Lexus ES 250 and the 2021 Lexus LS 300 offer something special, so let’s take a closer look.

The 2021 Lexus ES 250 offers:

  • New One-of-a-Kind 203 hp 2.5L In-Line Four-Cylinder Engine
  • 8-Speed Transmission
  • Adaptive Variable Suspension
  • Up to an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.

The 2021 Lexus LS 300 offers:

  • Powerful 416 hp Twin-Turbo V6 Engine
  • Drive Mode Select
  • 10-Speed Transmission
  • Up to an EPA-estimated 18 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.

That means the LS is likely to perform a little more aggressively whether you’re zipping through the city or passing at speed on the highway between Toms River and Oakhurst. Even so, the new hybridized engine of the Lexus ES should deliver higher efficiency ratings.

ES vs. LS Lexus: Technology

It doesn’t matter whether you choose the ES or LS, each Lexus luxury sedan offers an incredibly high standard of onboard technology.

Feature highlights available with the 2021 Lexus ES include:

  • 12.3-Inch Color Multimedia Display
  • Amazon Alexa Compatibility
  • Panoramic View Monitor
  • Lexus App

Feature highlights available with the 2021 Lexus LS include:

  • Amazon Alexa Compatibility
  • Android Auto Integration
  • 12.3-Inch Color Multimedia Display
  • Lexus App

That said, the LS 500 is slightly more spacious. It provides up to 16.95 cubic feet of cargo space vs. up to 13.9 cubic feet in the ES.

Compare ES vs. LS Lexus Firsthand by Visiting Our Showroom in Oakhurst

Whether you’re looking for features able to keep you connected as you drive around town or simply want to quickly and easily take control of your interior environment, both the Lexus ES and Lexus LS have your back. To find out more or explore our latest new vehicle specials, don’t hesitate to get in touch today.


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