2021 Lexus ES 250 vs. 2020 Lexus LS 500

2021 Lexus ES vs. 2020 Lexus LS

2021 Lexus ES 250


2020 Lexus LS 500
$39,900 MSRP*

Starting Price

$75,450 MSRP*
28 mpg

EPA-estimated Combined MPG

23 mpg
2.5-liter I-4


3.5-liter V-6
203 hp


416 hp
184 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm


442 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm

12-Volt DC Power Outlets


If there’s one thing we’ve learned about our Belleair customers, it’s that they’re all unique. And when it comes to luxury vehicles, one size doesn’t fit all. So, how do you know which vehicle is right for your St. Petersburg travels? You may be having an internal Lexus ES vs LS debate yourself. We want you to make an informed decision. So, we’ve put together the detailed, side-by-side ES vs. LS Lexus comparison below.

ES vs. LS Lexus – Price

For this Lexus ES vs. LS comparison, we’ve compared the latest model years of the date of this writing. That would be 2021 for the ES and 2020 for LS. The ES is a great entry-level luxury vehicle, as it’s priced somewhat lower than the more premium Lexus LS. Another economic benefit of the ES is the gas mileage, which is a little better than the LS. Of course, you should check out our specials for the best deals. Here are the MSRPs for each model:

  • 2021 Lexus ES 250 – $39,900*
  • 2020 Lexus LS 500 – $75,450*

2021 Lexus ES Front Interior and Dashboard
2020 Lexus LS Rear Interior

Lexus ES vs. LS – Power and Performance

The 2.5-liter I-4 engine in the Lexus ES is no slouch in the power department, delivering 203 horsepower, which is pretty respectable for a sedan. But upgrading to the LS gives you over twice as much horsepower and torque. Here are the specs.

2021 Lexus ES

  • Engine – 2.5-liter I-4
  • Horsepower – 203 hp
  • Torque – 184 lb-ft

2020 Lexus LS

  • Engine – 3.5-liter V-6
  • Horsepower – 416 hp
  • Torque – 442 lb-ft

ES vs. LS Lexus – Comfort

The interior of the ES features leather appointments and heated seats. The LS takes it several steps further with Executive-Class seating that includes rear seats that recline and have integrated massagers. The LS also features the Four-Zone Climate Concierge that has infrared sensors that actually sense the surface temperature of individual passengers.

Compare the Lexus ES vs. LS In Clearwater

We make it easy for you to get behind the wheel of your next vehicle. You can even apply for financing online. Lexus of Clearwater is conveniently located near Palm Harbor, but you can also browse our entire inventory from the comfort of your own home! So, contact us today!

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

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