2020 Lexus ES                         vs.            2019 Toyota Avalon

The 2020 Lexus ES and 2019 Toyota Avalon are both popular cars among buyers of large sedans. They're incredibly well-built vehicles that offer reliable performance, excellent comfort and convenience, and advanced technologies. Nonetheless, they're different in many ways. Here's a look at how the 2020 Lexus ES stacks up against the 2019 Toyota Avalon.



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Both of the 2020 Lexus ES and 2019 Toyota Avalon are equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission. However, the Lexus may have an advantage over the Toyota in terms of performance for the following reasons:

  • Slightly higher power output: The Lexus ES gets 302 horsepower from its V-6 engine, which is 1 horsepower more than the Toyota Avalon's power output.
  • Optional driver-adjustable suspension: The ES comes with an available driver-adjustable suspension that allows you to choose between a supple ride that reduces fatigue on long road trips and a sporty ride that gives you better control on tricky roads. This feature is unavailable in the Avalon.

Fuel Economy

Cars like the 2020 Lexus ES and the 2019 Toyota Avalon are designed to be excellent commuter cars, so you can expect them to deliver good fuel economy. If fuel efficiency is one of your main considerations, you may be a little better off choosing the Lexus.

  • Slightly better gas mileage: Both the Lexus ES and Toyota Avalon deliver 22 mpg in the city. The ES, however, is slightly more fuel efficient on the highway with its 33-mpg rating, which is 1 mpg higher than the Avalon's.
  • Larger fuel tank: The Lexus has a 15.9-gallon fuel tank, while the Toyota's fuel tank can hold only 14.5 gallons. The larger tank allows you to travel longer distances between fill-ups, which can save you time and trouble.

Luxury & Convenience

The 2020 Lexus ES and the 2019 Toyota Avalon both have well-built cabins that provide great comfort, convenience, and utility. Nevertheless, the Lexus has a number of features and advantages that give it a slight upper hand in this department, such as:

  • Optional power rear sunshade: The Lexus ES offers an optional power rear sunshade that protects the rear passengers from heat and glare. The Toyota Avalon doesn't have this feature.
  • Larger trunk: If you opt for the ES, you'll get 16.7 cubic feet of storage space in the trunk. The Avalon, on the other hand, gives you only 16.1 cubic feet of cargo space.


The 2020 Lexus ES is the clear winner in the warranty department with its more generous basic and powertrain warranties.

  • Longer basic warranty: The Lexus ES comes with a four-year or 50,000-mile basic warranty that covers the whole car, which is one year or 14,000 miles longer than the Toyota Avalon's basic warranty.
  • Longer powertrain warranty: The Lexus' powertrain warranty is valid for six years or 70,000 miles, while the Toyota's powertrain coverage lasts for only five years and 60,000 miles.

While it has a higher starting price than the 2019 Toyota Avalon, the 2020 Lexus ES may make up for the extra cost with its better fuel efficiency and longer warranties. If you're interested in getting the latest Lexus ES, contact us for more information