2021 Lexus IS vs. 2021 Lexus ES

2021 Lexus IS vs. 2021 Lexus ES

2021 Lexus IS


2021 Lexus ES
$39,000 MSRP

Starting Price

$40,000 MSRP

Number of Trim Levels

241-hp 2.0L 4-cylinder

Base Engine

203-hp 2.5L 4-cylinder


10.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space

16.7 cubic feet

There’s something about a Lexus sedan that turns heads and makes a lasting impression on the Palm Springs roads. But which sedan is the better choice for your daily commute: the 2021 Lexus IS or 2021 Lexus ES? Compare the differences between the IS and ES with Shottenkirk Desert Lexus to see which of these stylish sedans is the right fit for you. Then, feel free to visit Shottenkirk Desert Lexus online or in-person to choose the vehicle that’s worthy of gaining the spot in your driveway. 



2021 Lexus IS vs. ES: Price

Since affordability is something most drivers first consider when they shop for new cars in Palm Desert, then it makes sense that you would want to do the same. To see which vehicle better fits your budget, here are the starting prices for each trim of the IS and ES: 

2021 Lexus IS

  • IS 300: $39,000 MSRP
  • IS 300 AWD: $41,000 MSRP
  • IS 350 F Sport (RWD/AWD): $42,900 MSRP/$44,900 MSRP

2021 Lexus ES

  • ES 250 AWD: $40,000 MSRP
  • ES 250 F Sport AWD: $45,800 MSRP
  • ES 250 Luxury AWD: $45,200 MSRP
  • ES 250 Ultra Luxury AWD: $49,000 MSRP
  • ES 350: $40,000 MSRP
  • ES 350 F Sport: $45,800 MSRP
  • ES 350 Luxury: $45,200 MSRP
  • ES 350 Ultra Luxury: $$49,000 MSRP
  • ES 350 F Sport Black Line Special Edition: $46,550 MSRP

When comparing the Lexus IS vs. ES in terms of price, you’ll see that the IS is the more affordable sedan though not by much. One of the more significant differences between the IS and ES is the variety of trim options for the ES sedan. Whichever trim you choose, you’ll be able to buy confidently when you visit our finance department at Shottenkirk Desert Lexus. 

2021 Lexus IS vs. ES: Engine Specs

When it comes to performance, few brands are capable of crafting a better driving experience on the Palm Desert roads than Lexus. Here are the performance specs of the Lexus IS and ES: 

2021 Lexus IS: 

  • 2.0L 4-cylinder base engine
  • 241 horsepower
  • RWD and AWD 
  • 258 lb-ft of torque
  • 21 mpg city/31 mpg highway

2021 Lexus ES: 

  • 2.5L 4-cylinder
  • 203 horsepower
  • FWD and AWD
  • 184 lb-ft of torque
  • 25 mpg city/34 mpg highway

2021 Lexus IS vs. ES: Interior Dimensions

Both of these vehicles offer a comfortable and spacious interior to keep you and your passengers comfortable on even the longest Indio drives. Here are the interior dimensions of the IS and ES: 

2021 Lexus IS

  • Headroom (Front/Rear): 38.2 inches/36.9 inches
  • Legroom (Front/Rear): 44.8 inches/32.2 inches
  • Shoulder Room (Front/Rear): 55.9 inches/53.4 inches
  • Hip Room (Front/Rear): 54.3 inches/54 inches
  • Cargo Capacity: 10.8 cubic feet

2021 Lexus ES

  • Headroom (Front/Rear): 37.5 inches/37.8 inches
  • Legroom (Front/Rear): 42.4 inches/39.2 inches
  • Shoulder Room (Front/Rear): 55.9 inches/54.3 inches
  • Hip Room (Front/Rear): 55 inches/54.3 inches
  • Cargo Capacity: 16.7 cubic feet

Compare the Lexus IS vs. ES at Shottenkirk Desert Lexus

Now that you’ve seen some of the differences between the IS and ES, explore our inventory at Shottenkirk Desert Lexus to choose the right sedan for you. Contact us to set up an appointment and even apply for financing online.

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