Face-Off: Lexus ES vs. Toyota Avalon

Despite similarities, the sedans have big differences you should consider

Face Off lexus ES . Toyota Avalon Consumer Reports

There’s a reason Lexus and Toyota often sit next to each other in Consumer Reports’ reliability rankings: They’re made by the same manufacturer. It’s often the case that a Lexus is a more luxurious version of a Toyota vehicle.

Case in point: the Lexus ES and Toyota Avalon. At their core, these are the same basic car, down to identical lengths, widths, heights, and wheelbases.

Both were redesigned for the 2019 model year, and along with all-new styling inside and out, they use the same new platform found on other Toyota vehicles around the world. The cars offer V6 and hybrid four-cylinder engines, and standard advanced safety and driver assistance systems.

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But there are key differences consumers should consider. Read below and see how the cars fare in a face-off against each other. At the end, we’ll crown a winner.

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