Compare 2020 Lexus ES vs 2020 Volkswagen Arteon

2020 Lexus ES
2020 Volkswagen Arteon
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ES 300h FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ES ES 300h FWD 43 44 $39,163 $41,810
ES ES 300h Luxury FWD 43 44 $41,791 $44,665
ES ES 300h Ultra Luxury FWD 43 44 $42,707 $45,660
ES ES 350 F SPORT FWD 22 31 $41,730 $44,635
ES ES 350 FWD 22 32 $37,374 $39,900
ES ES 350 Luxury FWD 22 32 $40,002 $42,755
ES ES 350 Ultra Luxury FWD 22 32 $40,918 $43,750
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SE 4MOTION
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Arteon SE 4MOTION 20 29 $36,341 $37,895
Arteon SE FWD 22 29 $34,519 $35,995
Arteon SEL 4MOTION 20 29 $40,177 $41,895
Arteon SEL FWD 22 29 $38,355 $39,995
Arteon SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION 20 29 $45,739 $47,695
Arteon SEL R-Line 4MOTION 20 29 $41,856 $43,645
Arteon SEL R-Line FWD 22 29 $40,034 $41,745
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,163
$36,341
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,810
$37,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$697 / month
$632 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
6.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Lexus ES charts a sportier, sharper course than before, and it succeeds. The 2020 Volkswagen Arteon is a spacious, stylish choice, though its price is high.
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Fuel Economy
City
43 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
44 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.4 96.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55 -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.2 40.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.5 37.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54 54.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
113 111.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.4 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63 62.5
Length, Overall (in)
195.9 191.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 56.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.7 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 12.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 13.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38 39
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P245/45HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P245/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3704 3854
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
163 @ 3600 258 @ 1950
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 5700 268 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
44 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
44 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
43 20
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
0.40 - 0.40 5.59
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.53
Trans Type
1 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.22 3.99
Trans Order Code
NA Q8
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.95
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.21
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.14
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.43
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus ES Volkswagen Arteon
Body Style
Sedan 4MOTION Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.0 7.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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