2020 Lexus IS vs. 2020 Lexus ES

2020 Lexus IS


2020 Lexus ES
$38,560 MSRP

Starting Price

$39,900 MSRP


241-hp 2.0L 4-cylinder

Base Engine

302-hp 3.5L V6
Rear-wheel drive

Standard Drivetrain

Front-wheel drive
10.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space

16.7 cubic feet

While shopping for a luxury sedan in Cerritos, you need to find the right balance of size, performance, and amenities that suit your needs and style. The Lexus lineup caters to the discerning eye of taste makers throughout the Cerritos area, but to find the ideal model for you, let’s explore the difference between Lexus IS and ES with this guide from Lexus of Cerritos.

Lexus IS vs. ES: Overview

Both the 2020 Lexus IS and ES come well appointed with the modern technology and safety features you’d expect, including the innovative Lexus Safety System 2.0+ which includes daytime bicyclist detection, road sign recognition, low-light pedestrian detection, and more. Here are a few entry-level differences between the IS and ES:

  • 2020 Lexus IS sedan: starts at $38,560 MSRP, with an available 15-speaker 835-watt Mark Levinson® Premium Surround Sound Audio System
  • 2020 Lexus ES sedan: starts at $39,900 MSRP, with an available 17-speaker 1,800-watt Mark Levinson® Pureplay Premium Surround Sound Audio System

Lexus IS vs. ES: Performance

Performance is key for Long Beach drivers, and while neither Lexus sedan disappoints in this category, there are differences between the Lexus IS and ES. Consider which sedan’s engine options better suit your preferences:2020 Lexus IS:

  • 241-hp 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with RWD and 21/30 city/highway mpg
  • 260-hp 3.5L V6 engine with AWD and 19/26 city/highway mpg
  • 311-hp 3.5L V6 engine with RWD and 20/28 city/highway mpg (available with AWD and 19/26 city/highway mpg)

2020 Lexus ES:

  • 302-hp 3.5L V6 engine with FWD and 22/32 city/highway mpg or 22/33 city/highway mpg with the F-Sport configuration
  • 215-hp 2.5L 4-cylinder hybrid engine with FWD and 43/44 city/highway mpg
2020 Lexus IS on Ramp

Lexus IS vs. ES: Dimensions

When comparing the Lexus IS vs. ES on size, the two are fairly evenly matched, each seating up to five for relaxing journeys through Torrance.2020 Lexus IS:

  • Cargo volume of 10.8 cubic feet
  • Front / rear headroom — 38.2 / 36.9 inches
  • Front / rear shoulder room — 55.9 / 53.4 inches
  • Front / rear hip room — 54.3 / 54.0 inches
  • Front / rear legroom — 44.8 / 32.2 inches

2020 Lexus ES:

  • Cargo volume of 16.7 cubic feet
  • Front / rear headroom — 37.5 / 37.8 inches with a moonroof, 37.6 / 37.8 inches with a panorama glass roof
  • Front / rear shoulder room — 55.9 / 54.3 inches
  • Front / rear hip room — 55.0 / 54.3 inches
  • Front / rear legroom — 42.4 / 39.2 inches
2020 Lexus ES Cross-Section

Find Your Favorite Lexus Sedan in Cerritos

The best way to discover the difference between the Lexus IS and ES is to test drive each of them in person at Lexus of Cerritos, where our knowledge sales team can walk you through what each sedan has to offer. Dive into the Lexus ES interior or check out the ES reviews to learn more, and schedule a visit to bring home your new Lexus sedan today. We look forward to working with you!

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