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


10.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space

13.9 cubic feet

When you’re in the market for a premium sedan, you can’t go wrong with a Lexus model. Both the 2024 Lexus IS and ES are stylish, powerful, and comfortable for a total of five occupants. However, there are several differences between the Lexus IS and ES, including engine options, interior dimensions, and more. Compare these Lexus sedans below, so you can figure out which you’d love to drive around Cerritos!

Cost & Space Difference Between Lexus IS and ES

Both of these models start at the low $40K mark, but the ES is slightly more expensive than the IS. Their cabins are also similarly sized, but for the higher price point, the ES has more headroom and legroom for your passengers in the back as well as more cargo space for all of your belongings. If you or your family is on the taller side, you’ll appreciate more wiggle room to stretch your legs whether you’re sitting in the front or rear row of the IS. Here are the details.

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

Regardless of which sedan you end up choosing in Long Beach, you can enjoy specials available at Lexus of Cerritos on your purchase or lease.

Performance Difference Between Lexus IS and ES

So what about performance? These sedans have some similarities, like having the same two drivetrain options. However, the IS offers more maximized horsepower and torque. If you care about efficiency on the roads of Torrance more, then you’ll be interested in the ES for its hybrid engine. The IS doesn’t offer a hybrid for the 2024 lineup. Check out the specs for these models below.

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 Both the IS and ES at Lexus of Cerritos

After exploring the differences between the Lexus IS and ES, which model are you leaning towards? The good news is that you can find both sedans in our Cerritos showroom. If you want to experience both models in a test drive, find our showroom hours and directions here!


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