2011 Lexus ES vs. Its Competition

2011 Lexus ES 350 4-door Sedan Angular Front Exterior View
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

If you do value driving enjoyment, you might want to take a look at the sportier Lexus GS and IS models; they're tighter inside, however.

2011 Lexus ES 350 4-door Sedan Angular Front Exterior View2011 Lexus ES
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2011 Acura TL 4-door Sedan 2WD Tech Angular Front Exterior View2011 Acura TL
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2011 Hyundai Azera2011 Hyundai Azera
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2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid2011 Lincoln MKZ
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2011 Nissan Maxima 4-door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S Angular Front Exterior View2011 Nissan Maxima
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Quick Specs
7.8
For those who value comfort and luxury—and still want the latest technology—but don't need a sport sedan, the 2011 Lexus ES 350 is one of the best bets.
8.0
If the bold exterior is to your liking, the 2011 Acura TL is a solid luxury value—and the SH-AWD has true sport-sedan chops.
7.4
Spacious, handsome, and unremittingly conservative, the 2011 Hyundai Azera is a great alternative for folks who think the company's Sonata is a bit risque.
8.4
The 2011 Lincoln MKZ has a foot in both luxury worlds, with buttery leather and wood for traditionalists, and hybrid power with flower petals for the high-minded greens.
7.8
The 2011 Nissan Maxima is no longer primarily a sport sedan; think of it as comfortable and refined first, with its sportiness a bonus, and you’ll be happy.
MSRP From    
$36,725$35,305$25,495$34,645$31,750
Gas Mileage    
19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas/Electric I4Gas V6
EPA Class    
CompactMid-SizeLargeMidsize CarsMid-Size
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan 2WD4-Door Sedan GLS4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront-Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODContinuously variable ratioContinuously Variable
Detailed Spec Comparison
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