2022 Lexus ES vs. Its Competition

2022 Lexus ES 350
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

Based on the now-defunct Toyota Avalon, the Lexus ES competes with the Acura TLX, which is redesigned for 2021 and offered in a sporting Type S variant unmatched by Lexus.

Cadillac restores its performance mojo with the CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing, which blows past any other performance claims in the premium sedan segment.

The ES splits the difference between Volvo’s S90 and S60 sedans, and their handsomely minimalist cabins contrast the busier landscape of the ES.

A darkhorse that shouldn’t be overlooked, the Genesis G80 balances style, features, performance, and value.

Volkswagen’s Arteon puts forth Audi levels of style and equipment, but without the higher premium.

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Quick Specs
7.3
The 2022 Lexus ES splits the difference between the stately LS and sprightly IS in the Lexus sedan family.
6.8
The 2022 Cadillac CT5 comes in a variety of sporty flavors, now topped by the most-powerful Cadillac ever, the CT5-V Blackwing.
7.2
The 2021 Acura TLX plants its flag among premium mid-size sedans with a racy design, strong turbocharged engines, and improved dynamics.
6.8
The 2021 Volkswagen Arteon is a compelling sedan with good features, but it's overshadowed by premium sedans that are even better.
7.5
The 2021 Volvo S90 and V90 argue for luxury-car status with rational performance and style.
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The 2021 Genesis G80 drops the mic with fastback style and fast-forward features.
MSRP From     
$40,800$37,295$37,500$36,995$51,550$47,700
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 44 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbo/Supercharger Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Midsize CarsMid-SizeCompact CarsLarge CarsMidsize CarsLarge Cars
Style Name     
ES 250 AWD4-Door Sedan LuxuryFWDSE FWDT6 AWD Momentum2.5T RWD
Drivetrain     
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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