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Compare the 2018 Lexus IS vs 2018 Lexus ES

2018 Lexus IS 2018 Lexus ES Versus

2018 Lexus IS


2018 Lexus ES

22 city / 32 hwy

Fuel Economy

21 city / 30 hwy
2.0-Liter I-4


3.5-Liter V-6
268 hp


241 hp

Serving Chantilly, Washington, D.C., and Alexandria, VA

Mid-size sedans that combine comfort, a long list of convenience features, and a sporty driving experience don't have to cost an arm and a leg. The folks at Lexus have designed two exciting models that are sure to please. The 2018 IS, particularly the IS 300, is a fun, sporty model that doubles as a family commuter. The 2018 Lexus ES, available both as a hybrid and a more powerful 350 model, is similarly equipped but has a different interior. po

Both of these models are engaging to drive, and they come with the latest in active and passive safety systems. If you're in the market for a hybrid that focuses on interior refinement as much as fuel efficiency, the ES 300H is worth a close look. If you desire sportiness and a luxury interior, check out the IS model and its long list of optional equipment.

Standard Features

The 2018 Lexus IS comes in a single trim, but buyers have plenty of add-on options. Standard features include a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable front seats, premium vinyl upholstery, split-folding rear seatbacks, and a 7-inch color screen display. Also standard are keyless entry and ignition, LED headlights, and heated side mirrors. Bluetooth and a 10-speaker sound system are included. Several packages are available including the Navigation package that adds on a remote mouse-type controller, a larger 10-inch display screen, and full navigation. The 2018 Lexus ES 300H boasts similar standard features, but the exterior is lighted exclusively by LED, and simulated leather upholstery is included on the base model. Siri Eyes Free is also included at no extra charge.

Safety Systems

The 2018 Lexus IS comes with standard lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control, but additional systems not normally found on a base trim are also included on this model. The forward collision warning and mitigation comes with pedestrian detection. Automatic braking is also standard. The Comfort package adds on blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. The 2018 Lexus ES 300H and ES 350 are also loaded with standard safety features. Forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control are included. A rearview camera is standard as is the Lexus Safety Connect emergency telecommunications. Front and rear parking sensors are included in the available Luxury package, but they can also be added on as stand-alone options.

Driving Experience

The 2018 Lexus ES 300H is a hybrid model that combines a four-cylinder engine with an electric motor for a total output of 200 horsepower. Transmission is continuously variable. The ES 350 has a 3.5L V6 rated at 268 horsepower. Automatic transmission sends the power to the front wheels. The 2018 Lexus IS 300 can be purchased with the 3.5L V6 or a more fuel-efficient turbocharged 2.0L engine rated at 241 horsepower. Both vehicles handle superbly, and the ES 350 boasts a very quiet interior and an exceptional suspension system.

Both of these models are nicely appointed, provide plenty of engine power, and are stocked full of standard features. Contact us today at Pohanka Lexus to schedule a test drive of both the 2018 IS 300 and ES 300. You're sure to be impressed with these models' performance and their luxurious interiors.

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

Current Inventory

There are currently no 2018 Lexus IS 300 AWD 4dr Sedan for Sale in inventory


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