2021 Lexus IS vs. 2021 Lexus ES

2021 Lexus IS 350 F Sport vs. 2021 Lexus ES

Image shows Lexus IS 350 F Sport, not base model.

2021 Lexus IS


2021 Lexus ES
$39,050 MSRP*

Starting Price

$40,000 MSRP*


241-hp 2.0L 4-cylinder

Base Engine

203-hp 2.5L 4-cylinder


10.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space

16.7 cubic feet

A new Lexus sedan can provide a sleek ride thorough Delray Beach, but you may be wondering about the key differences between the Lexus IS vs. ES. Both offer some of the best engineering and competitive pricing and features for their respective classes, however, only one can be perfect for you and your family. Compare the 2021 Lexus IS vs. ES, and then find your next luxury ride among our inventory at Lexus of Palm Beach!

2021 Lexus IS vs. ES: Price

As you search for the right luxury sedan, you want plenty of options to meet your driving needs and fit your budget. That’s why you’ll enjoy competitive pricing and great choices with four Lexus IS trim packages and nine Lexus ES packages that offer their own exclusive specs and features. Compare the starting prices and trims of each lineup below:

2021 Lexus IS

  • IS 300: $39,050 MSRP*
  • IS 300 AWD: $41,050 MSRP*
  • IS 350 F Sport RWD: $42,950 MSRP*
  • IS 350 F Sport AWD: $44,950 MSRP*

2021 Lexus ES

  • ES 250 AWD: $40,000 MSRP*
  • ES 250 F Sport AWD: $45,800 MSRP*
  • ES 250 Luxury AWD: $45,200 MSRP*
  • ES 250 Ultra Luxury AWD: $49,000 MSRP*
  • ES 350: $40,000 MSRP*
  • ES 350 F Sport: $45,800 MSRP*
  • ES 350 Luxury: $45,200 MSRP*
  • ES 350 Ultra Luxury: $$49,000 MSRP*
  • ES 350 F Sport Black Line Special Edition: $46,550 MSRP*
2021 Lexus IS Models

2021 Lexus IS vs. ES: Engine Specs

The 2021 IS and ES provide their own distinct performances on Lake Worth roads. When you opt for the ES, you’ll have a slightly larger engine and higher fuel economy, however, the IS features more horsepower and torque for an extra boost to your commute. Another difference between Lexus IS vs. ES models is that they come with different standard drivetrain systems, but share an available AWD option for customers. See the specs of the 2021 Lexus IS vs. ES here:

2021 Lexus IS

  • 2.0L 4-cylinder base engine
  • 241 horsepower
  • RWD and AWD
  • 258 lb-ft of torque
  • 21 mpg city/31 mpg highway**

2021 Lexus ES

  • 2.5L 4-cylinder
  • 203 horsepower
  • FWD and AWD
  • 184 lb-ft of torque
  • 25 mpg city/34 mpg highway**

2021 Lexus IS vs. ES: Interior Dimensions

Another reason why many drivers upgrade to a luxury sedan is to have access to a bit more cabin space that ensures a relaxing ride for all no matter if its a trip around Palm Beach Gardens or far from home. Both the Lexus IS and ES come with improved individual seating dimensions for front and rear passengers, however, you’ll have just a bit more trunk space in the ES over the IS. See the interior dimensions of the 2021 Lexus IS and ES below:

2021 Lexus IS

  • Headroom (Front/Rear): 38.2 inches/36.9 inches
  • Legroom (Front/Rear): 44.8 inches/32.2 inches
  • Shoulder Room (Front/Rear): 55.9 inches/53.4 inches
  • Hip Room (Front/Rear): 54.3 inches/54 inches
  • Cargo Capacity: 10.8 cubic feet

2021 Lexus ES

  • Headroom (Front/Rear): 37.5 inches/37.8 inches
  • Legroom (Front/Rear): 42.4 inches/39.2 inches
  • Shoulder Room (Front/Rear): 55.9 inches/54.3 inches
  • Hip Room (Front/Rear): 55 inches/54.3 inches
  • Cargo Capacity: 16.7 cubic feet
2021 Lexus ES Interior Seating

Compare the Lexus IS vs. ES in Person at Lexus of Palm Beach

After seeing our breakdown of the differences between the Lexus IS vs. ES, take each for a spin to see which suits you best on Delray Beach roads. Bring home a new Lexus IS or ES for sale from Lexus of Palm Beach, and discover excellent savings on your next Lexus sedan with our new vehicle specials. You can check out more helpful vehicle comparisons or speak with our sales team to get started on leasing or financing. Contact us to schedule a test drive at our West Palm Beach dealership!

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*MSRP excludes delivery, processing and handling fee of $1,025, which may be subject to change at any time. Excludes taxes, dealer fees, title, license and optional equipment. Dealer price will vary.

**EPA-estimated MPG. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.

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