2020 LEXUS ES 350 VS. 2020 MERCEDES BENZ E-350


The Lexus ES 350 has the clear advantage over the Mercedes-Benz E350, beginning with the engine. The Lexus ES 350 comes standard with the V-6, while the Mercedes-Benz E350 only comes with a 4-cylinder. Here's a breakdown of the powertrain that proves the ES 350 is the better vehicle.

  Lexus ES 350 Mercedes-Benz E350
 Engine3.5-liter V-6 2.0-liter 4-cylinder 
Horsepower 302 HP 255 HP 
Fuel Economy 31 MPG TBD 
Acceleration 0-60 MPH in 6.6 seconds TBD 
Drive Wheels Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive 

 The chart above only compares the base models. The Lexus ES 350 has multiple regular-drive and hybrid-drive models from which to choose. 

Regular Trims

The Lexus comes in the ES 350, ES 350 F Sport, ES 350 Luxury, and the ES 350 Ultra Luxury trims.
The Mercedes-Benz comes in the E350, and the E3504MATIC trims.

Hybrid Trims

The Lexus offers the hybrid drive in standard, luxury, and ultra luxury trims.
The Mercedes-Benz does not have a hybrid version.

When considering the two vehicles, one cannot ignore the cost. With all of the trims to choose from, the Lexus ES 350 still beats the Mercedes-Benz E350 in price.

Lexus Trim LevelLexus MSRP Mercedes Trim Level Mercedes MSRP 
 Lexus ES 350$39,900 MB E-350 $54,050 
Lexus ES 350 F-Sport $44,635 MB E-350 4MATIC $56,550 
Lexus ES 350 Luxury $42,755   
 Lexus ES 350 Ultra Luxury$43,750   

 Even the ES 350 Ultra Luxury model price is less than the E350 entry level trim price, which begs the question: what are you paying for?

Every new Lexus comes with the new Lexus Safety System+ 2.0, a suite of advanced safety and driver-assist systems to help keep you safe on the road. The Mercedes-Benz E350 safety suite does not come with some key features found on the Lexus.


The Lexus ES 350 comes with All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control which uses advanced radar and camera technology to monitor the traffic around you, even in stop and go situations. The system will automatically slow the vehicle down or even bring it to a complete stop.

The Mercedes-Benz does not have stop and go or automatic braking functionality.

Lane Tracing Assist

The Lexus ES 350 also has lane tracing assist, which uses the same technology to monitor the vehicle's path within marked lanes on the highway and in the city. The system will even apply gentle steering correction when the driver fails to respond to alerts.

The Mercedes-Benz does not have this system.

Pre-Collision System

The Lexus ES 350 comes with a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection. The system will automatically apply brake pressure when it senses a collision is imminent. It even detects pedestrians in low-light situations.

The Mercedes-Benz has a similar system but does not function in low-light situations.

There are so many reasons to choose the 2020 Lexus ES 350 over the Mercedes-Benz E350. Come in to test drive one today, and see for yourself why the Lexus ES 350 is the luxury sedan of choice