Compare 2021 Lexus ES vs 2021 Volkswagen Arteon

2021 Lexus ES
2021 Volkswagen Arteon
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ES 250 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ES ES 250 AWD 25 34 $37,468 $40,000
ES ES 250 F SPORT AWD 25 34 $42,805 $45,800
ES ES 250 Luxury AWD 25 34 $42,254 $45,200
ES ES 250 Ultra Luxury AWD 25 34 $45,749 $49,000
ES ES 300h FWD 43 44 $39,256 $41,910
ES ES 300h Luxury FWD 43 44 $44,042 $47,110
ES ES 300h Ultra Luxury FWD 43 44 $47,537 $50,910
ES ES 350 F SPORT FWD 22 31 $42,805 $45,800
ES ES 350 FWD 22 32 $37,468 $40,000
ES ES 350 Luxury FWD 22 32 $42,254 $45,200
ES ES 350 Ultra Luxury FWD 22 32 $45,749 $49,000
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SE FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Arteon SE FWD 22 32 $35,478 $36,995
Arteon SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION 20 31 $45,068 $46,995
Arteon SEL R-Line 4MOTION 20 31 $41,616 $43,395
Arteon SEL R-Line FWD 22 32 $39,890 $41,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,468
$35,478
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,000
$36,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$667 / month
$617 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Lexus ES grabs some of the LS’ spotlight with its sleek shape and its sky-high hybrid economy. The 2021 Volkswagen Arteon is a compelling sedan with good features, but it's overshadowed by premium sedans that are even better.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.9 96.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55 -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.2 40.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.5 37.7
Second Hip Room (in)
54.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
195.9 191.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 56.5
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)
62.9 62.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.7 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 18.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38 39
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P245/45HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P245/45HR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3780 3686
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8
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
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 4000 258 @ 1950
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
203 @ 6500 268 @ 5500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 22
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 5.59
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.95
Trans Type
8 8
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
Drivetrain
All Wheel Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.01 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA QA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.81
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.43
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.53
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus ES Volkswagen Arteon
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.4 7.0
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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2021 Lexus ES
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  • Lease: From $339 for 36 months
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  • Finance: From 0.9% APR for 60 months
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