2019 Lexus ES300 vs Toyota Camry – Which is Right For You? #autonationdrive

This video is a tale of two cousins: the 2019 Toyota Camry and the Lexus ES300. Which is the best sedan for you? In this video, AutoNation Drive editor John Coyle breaks it down.

I’m john coyle welcome to autonation drives head-to-head feature this week is a bit of a family feud as we’re comparing the 2019 toyota camry with its luxurious corporate cousin the lexus es so if you’re looking to decide whether you should buy a sensible sedan or upgrade to the lap of luxury stay tuned as we compare the engines cabins infotainment and price first

Let’s look at the powertrains the camry is available with three options base models come with a four-cylinder good for 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque if you’re looking for more power there’s also a v6 with 301 horsepower and 267 pound feet of torque both use an 8-speed transmission at 32 city 41 highway the four-cylinder delivers great fuel economy

While the v6 zpa rated at 22 city 29 highway to 280 horsepower hybrid model predictably tops them both delivering up to 51 city 53 highway there are also a couple of choices for the es the most powerful is a 3.5 liter v6 it’s good for 302 horsepower which is mated to an 8-speed transmission no manual is available and it’s epa rated at 22 miles per gallon city and

33 highway there’s also a hybrid option which has a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder paired with an electric motor and puts out 215 horsepower it’s rated at 43 miles per gallon city 45 highway now let’s look inside the cabin the camry was fully redesigned for the 2018 model year and the new bold styling carries over to the interior while it doesn’t feature the womb light

Quiet of a true luxury car the dramatic lines of the – well integrated central display and great material quality make it a very pleasant place to be in the trunk you’ll be able to carry about 15 cubic feet of cargo lexus is known for high-quality cabins and the es is no exception with eye-catching angles and judicious use of wood and aluminum trim there’s lots

To love here we particularly like the way the far edge of the infotainment display was blended into the dashboard outback you’ll find nearly 17 cubic feet of cargo space the camera doesn’t skimp on entertainment base models come with a 7-inch touchscreen bluetooth wi-fi and apple carplay a feature that’s long been absent from toyota vehicles android auto isn’t

Available but buyers can opt to upgrade to a system with an eight inch screen that also includes satellite radio and three you viii ports overall the system is intuitive which makes for a short learning curve in contrast the infotainment in the s is more complicated and relies on a touchpad to navigate the menus for various settings while the lexus has plenty of

Great features the execution of its infotainment system remains an achilles heel for the brand turning to safety the camera aced its test from both the national highway traffic safety administration and the insurance institute for highway safety cutting-edge safety tech like a pre collision system pedestrian detection lane departure alert and adaptive cruises

Standard blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert and other safety features are available as options the lexus es hasn’t been tested by the nhtsa but our top safety pick status from the iihs like the camry it comes standard with great features like forward collision avoidance pedestrian detection lane keep assist and blind spot monitoring plus it includes

Features like bicyclist detection and automatic headlights now it’s time to talk price the base camry starts at twenty four thousand three hundred fifty dollars while the top-of-the-line xse model starts at thirty four thousand six hundred dollars in comparison the standard lexus es starts at thirty nine thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars the hybrid at forty

One thousand five hundred and sixty dollars and the sporty er f sport version comes in at forty four thousand two hundred and eighty five dollars of course you shouldn’t buy a car without a thorough test drive so if you’re deciding between the toyota camry and the lexus es visit autonation.com to find a nearby dealer which do you think is the best choice leave a

Comment below and also be sure to subscribe as we have more head-to-head comparisons coming up i’m john coyle thanks for watching

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2019 Lexus ES300 vs Toyota Camry – Which is Right For You? #autonationdrive By AutoNation