Lexus ES and GS vs. Toyota Avalon
The Toyota Avalon is a capable full-size luxury sedan that blends the brand’s renown for reliability and practicality with a touch of premium quality. For as considerable as the 2017 Avalon may be, Lexus’ constant commitment to luxury-level comfort shines through in its GS and ES sedans. All three vehicles are formidable options if you are shopping for something that offers value, style, performance, and personality, but which is the right one for you? If you have been contemplating one of these three sedans, here is a quick rundown of what separates them from one another.
Interior & Design
The 2017 Toyota Avalon and Lexus ES are comparable in terms of length, width, and interior volume, separated at all points by as little as fractions of inches, with the ES boasting the most rear legroom of any large luxury sedan on the market. Both offer low, sleek profiles and recognizable, authoritative faces bound to make a solid first impression. Those aiming for something a touch smaller and sportier will want to throw a look at the 2017 Lexus GS, a more compact mid-size sedan that is available with a peppy F SPORT package. The Lexus GS 300 F SPORT, GS 350 F SPORT, and GS 450h F SPORT provide dynamic looks to match track-tuned performance, including 19-inch alloy wheels and a distinctive front grille that will announce your presence without mercy.
Technology & Safety
While all three vehicles discussed offer cutting-edge tech and safety, Lexus’ offerings stand out with additional touches. For example, both the 2017 ES and GS come standard with LED headlamps and daytime running lamps to help light up the night. While the Avalon XLE is not offered with a navigation system, it is an option for both the ES and the GS at base levels. Both the 2017 ES and GS come with standard Lexus Safety System+, a suite of cutting-edge technologies including Pre-collision System, Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beams, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Both are also offered with Lexus Enform Safety Connect, complimentary for the first year of ownership, which provides drivers with emergency assistance in the event of an accident or your Lexus being stolen.
The 2017 Lexus ES and 2017 Toyota Avalon share the same 3.5-liter V6, which generates an impressive 268 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and riding on a front-wheel-drive platform. In both cases, this combination returns an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 30 mpg highway/21 mpg city/24 mpg combined, making them surprisingly efficient options for the power that they provide. Drivers looking for something different in terms of feel will gravitate toward the 2017 Lexus GS; offered in either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, the 2017 GS can be had with either a 241-horsepower 2.0-liter inline-four or a 311-horsepower 3.5-liter V6, both of which are offered with an eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission.
While the Toyota Avalon offers drivers a gateway to luxury, the Lexus ES and GS are for those looking to pass the threshold into full-fledged opulence. Lexus’ commitment to greatness even extends to its warranties: with a 48-month/50,000-mile basic warranty, 72-month/70,000-mile powertrain warranty, and 72-month/unlimited-mile warranty backing them up, the GS and ES are more protected for longer than the Avalon. If you do not settle for premium accommodations in half measures and are interested in seeing why Lexus is the name in luxury sedans, peruse our inventory of 2017 Lexus ES and 2017 Lexus GS vehicles, schedule a test drive, and visit our dealership in Orlando, Fl.
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