Straddling the line between full-on luxury and more accessible entry-luxe, the Lexus ES goes up against a diverse group of rivals.
Acura's RLX flies under the radar but is actually a high-tech sedan worth comparing to the ES 350 and especially the ES 300h.
New for 2017, both the Buick LaCrosse and Kia Cadenza come from automakers not associated with Lexus-level luxury, but the two cars offer a solid value-oriented alternative to the ES range.
Lincoln's MKZ starts off as a Ford Fusion, much like the ES can trace its roots to the Toyota Avalon, but it piles on the luxuries—albeit not nearly as convincingly as the Lexus.
And if your budget can stretch to it, the gorgeous Volvo S90 undercuts its BMW and Mercedes-Benz rivals while still offering a truly upscale approach.
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|2017 Lexus ESBrowse Used Listings||2017 Acura RLXBrowse Used Listings||2017 Buick LacrosseBrowse Used Listings||2017 Kia CadenzaBrowse Used Listings||2017 Volvo S90Browse Used Listings|
|21 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6||Gas V6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Midsize Cars||Midsize Cars||Midsize Cars||Large Cars||Midsize Cars|
|ES 350 FWD||Sedan w/Technology Pkg||4-Door Sedan FWD||Premium Sedan||T5 FWD Momentum|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2017 Lexus ES vs. 2017 Acura RLX||2017 Lexus ES vs. 2017 Buick Lacrosse||2017 Lexus ES vs. 2017 Kia Cadenza||2017 Lexus ES vs. 2017 Volvo S90|