2008 Lexus ES 350 vs. Its Competition

2008 Lexus ES 350 4-door Sedan Open Doors
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The Lexus ES 350's interior finishes look expensive--but so do the trims in the Hyundai Azera, which undercuts the Lexus by thousands in price and handles slightly better.

The Lincoln MKZ is a bit sharper-edged, but its interior is more stylish and at the same time less rich-looking; its engine also has more growl, and it's available with all-wheel drive.

The Acura TL is a much edgier performer, with a style that's up to the challenge.

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Quick Specs
8.4
The 2008 Lexus ES 350 is a plush, soft-handling car that would make Buick proud--if Buick still built cars like this.
7.4
Though it’s in a very conservative package, the 2009 Lincoln MKZ is a credible luxury bargain for those who value comfort over driving excitement.
8.2
The 2008 Acura TL is a "nice" car that's well equipped in every category except personality.
7.6
The 2008 Hyundai Azera gives the Korean automaker a legitimate full-size sedan, with plenty of power, features, and room, but not much excitement.
MSRP From   
$34,120$32,695$33,725$24,600
Gas Mileage   
19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class   
CompactMidsizeMid-SizeLarge
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan FWD4-Door Sedan Automatic4-Door Sedan GLS
Drivetrain   
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront-Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door Sedan4dr Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission   
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODNA
Detailed Spec Comparison
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