Comparison - Lexus ES 350 2018 - vs - Subaru WRX Limited 2018

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Model: 
Average Price: 
38,950
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
32,795
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.20gals
15.90gals

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Lexus ES ranked #5 in Luxury Midsize Cars. Currently the Lexus ES has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 42 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Supple ride quality
Strong standard engine
Upscale interior and plenty of standard features
Above-average predicted reliability score

Cons
Lackluster handling
Frustrating infotainment controls

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Lexus ES 350 is unchanged.The standard 2018 Lexus ES 350 has just about everything we'd want in an entry-level luxury sedan. It offers a great combination of features and value. But to really enjoy the experience, you'll probably want to get at least a few extras.

PROS
Extremely forgiving ride smooths out even the roughest roads
Quiet, luxurious and well-built interior
Smooth V6 engine and transmission
Advanced electronic safety systems come standard

CONS
Apple CarPlay or Android Auto aren't offered for smartphone integration
Navigation system controller is distracting to use

By: 
edmunds.com

Pros
Interior design
Bright instruments
No touch-sensitive panels
App-compatible multimedia system

Cons
Overpowering spindle grille
Remote Touch interface
Leather upholstery not standard
Unremarkable hybrid gas mileage estimates

By: 
cars.com

The WRX might be one of the quickest and most powerful sport compacts available for less than $30,000, but it’s also one of the least civil. A loud cabin, a stiff-legged ride, and a laggy turbocharged engine are some of the WRX’s surlier traits—a legacy of its rally-car roots. Its infotainment system is antiquated, and its interior is drab.

Pros
All-wheel-drive confidence,
powerful turbocharged engine,
great visibility.

Cons
Noisy cabin,
jiggly ride,
no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Subaru WRX looks tame compared to its newest rivals. Step on the gas and you’ll be convinced otherwise.

Pros
Captivating performance
Better sound deadening
Good safety scorecard
Bright, large touchscreen for infotainment
Restrained looks compared to others…

Cons
…that border on boring
Advanced safety options are pricey
No hatchback version anymore
Not very fuel-efficient

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The WRX receives a handful of useful changes for 2018, including an updated front-end design, revised suspension and steering tuning, and thicker glass, seals and insulation aimed at better suppressing road noise. Subaru also adds a few new features to its EyeSight safety package.

PROS
In both WRX and WRX STI, acceleration is swift and among best-in-class
Delivers superb handling and steering response on twisting roads
Full-time all-wheel drive enhances traction and performance
Offers several premium safety equipment options

CONS
STI's high-performance suspension makes for a rough ride
Interior quality lags behind competitors
Above-average amounts of wind and road noise

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
248ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
258ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
268hp
at 6 200rpm
268hp
at 5 600rpm
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
35.40Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
193.30in
180.90in
Width: 
71.70in
70.70in
Height: 
57.10in
58.10in
Wheel Base: 
111.00in
104.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.50
37.20
Front Hip Room: 
54.80in
52.10in
Front Leg Room: 
41.90in
43.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.60in
55.60in
Rear Head Room: 
37.50
37.10
Rear Hip Room: 
53.80in
53.10in
Rear leg room: 
40.00in
35.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.00in
54.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
15.20cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.20cu.ft
12.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3571.00lbs
3340.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leatherette
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
MacPherson struts
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
8 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 7.0
18 X 8.5
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Performance Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Navigation System/Mark Levinson Premium Audio Package
Navigation System W/Color Multimedia Display
Ultra Luxury Package
Luxury Package
Premier Package
Popular Package #1
EyeSight + Navigation System + Audio W/ Harman Kardon Amplifier And Speakers + Blind Spot Detection/ Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Standard Model
Popular Package #3
Exterior Options: 
Panorama Glass Roof
18" Wheels W/High Gloss Finish
One-Touch Power Trunk
Rear Spoiler
Alloy Wheel Locks
Door Edge Guards
17" Split 10-Spoke Machined Finish Wheels
Illuminated Trunk Sill
Rear Bumper Applique
Body Side Moldings
Twin Projector Bi-LED Headlamps yes
Door Edge Guard WR Blue
Door Edge Guard Crystal White
Door Edge Guard Crystal Black
Body Side Molding Kit Pure Red
Splash Guards Rear Aero WR Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guard Dark Gray
Splash Guards Rear Aero Ice Silver Metallic
Body Side Molding Kit Dark Gray Metallic
Splash Guards Rear Aero Dark Gray Metallic
Splash Guards Rear Aero Pure Red
Body Side Molding Kit Crystal White Pearl
STI Carbon Fiber Trunk Trim
Splash Guards Rear Aero Crystal White Pearl
Body Side Molding Kit Lapis Blue
Splash Guards Rear Aero Lapis Blue Pearl
Body Side Molding Kit Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guard Ice Silver Metallic
Body Side Molding Kit WR Blue Pearl
Rear Bumper Applique
Vortex Generator
Body Side Molding Kit Ice Silver Metallic
Splash Guards Rear Aero Crystal Black Silica
Wheel Locks - Alloy Wheels
Door Edge Guard Lapis Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guard Pure Red
Interior Options: 
Key Glove
Carpet Trunk Mat
Glass Breakage Sensor
Cargo Net
All-Weather Floor Mats
Illuminated Door Sills
Heated Wood & Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel
Wood & Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel
All-Weather Floor Liners
Power Rear Sunshade
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
STI Short Throw Shifter
Center Armrest Extension - Black
Footwell Illumination Kit Blue
Cargo Net - Rear
Sunshade
Cargo Tray
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass
Kicker Tweeter Kit
Kicker Speaker Upgrade
All Weather Floor Mats
Footwell Illumination Kit Red
Side Sill Plates