Lexus IS vs. ES

2023 Lexus IS
2024 Lexus IS


2024 Lexus ES
$41,235 MSRP

Starting Price

$43,190 MSRP

Engine Choices


Hybrid Available?

241 hp to 472 hp


203 hp to 302 hp

Drivetrain Types

10.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space

13.9 cubic feet

Lexus sedans deliver high-end performance and a luxurious driving experience that you’ll love when you’re out and about. If you’re after your dream drive around Belleair, then consider a Lexus model like the 2024 IS and ES. Explore the differences between the Lexus IS and ES below so you can pick the model that suits your lifestyle the best.



Price & Space Difference Between Lexus IS and ES

While both sedans start at the low $40K mark, the Lexus ES does cost a bit more. So what can you get when you pay a bit more? Rear passengers will enjoy more headroom and legroom, and you will have more cargo space for your belongings. But if you are on the taller side, you’ll love the IS for more legroom in the front seats. Check out the starting costs and interior dimensions for both models below.

2024 Lexus IS: Starting at $41,235 MSRP:

  • Seating capacity: Five passengers
  • Front/rear headroom: 38.2 inches/36.9 inches
  • Front/rear legroom: 44.8 inches/32.2 inches
  • Cargo space: 10.8 cubic feet

2024 Lexus ES: Starting at $43,190 MSRP:

  • Seating capacity: Five passengers
  • Front/rear headroom: 37.5 inches/37.8 inches
  • Front/rear legroom: 42.4 inches/39.2 inches
  • Cargo space: 13.9 cubic feet

Performance Difference Between Lexus IS and ES

Whether you choose the ES or the IS in St. Petersburg, you will enjoy impressive performance on your drives. Both models are available with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, but the IS pulls ahead in terms of maximized horsepower and torque. If you’re serious about fuel efficiency, then you’ll want to consider the hybrid engine available in the ES lineup. Compare the specs for these models here.

2024 Lexus IS:

  • Engine Options: Four total
  • Hybrid Engine: Not available
  • Horsepower: 241 hp – 472 hp
  • Torque: 258 lb-ft – 395 lb-ft
  • Drivetrain: RWD/AWD
  • Maximum Fuel Economy: 21 mpg city/31 mpg highway

2024 Lexus ES:

  • Engine Options: Three total
  • Hybrid Engine: Available
  • Horsepower: 203 hp – 302 hp
  • Torque: 184 lb-ft to 267 lb-ft
  • Drivetrain: FWD/AWD
  • Maximum Fuel Economy: 43 mpg city/44 mpg highway

Find the 2024 IS and ES at Lexus of Clearwater

You can shop for both sedans near Palm Harbor when you come to Lexus of Clearwater. We’re conveniently located in Clearwater and our showroom is open every day of the week. Feel free to stop by for a test drive, and check out our current specials!


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