2011 Lexus
ES 350
vs. 2011 Toyota
Camry XLE

2011 Toyota Camry XLE

9.9

starting from

$30,605

Reasons to buy the Toyota Camry XLE

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Folding rear seats
Standard
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Spacious back seats
47.2 ft3
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Good range on the highway
537 miles
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Average highway fuel efficiency
29 mpg
2011 Lexus ES 350

9.9

starting from

$37,600

Reasons to buy the Lexus ES 350

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Longer basic warranty
50,000 mile
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
4 year
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More airbags
7
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OK braking distance from 60mph
131 ft
Cost 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Lexus ES 350 Winner: ES 350
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  • Basic warranty lasts 14,000 more miles, 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Basic warranty lasts 1 more year, 4 year vs 3 year
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Winner: Camry XLE
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  • The Camry XLE's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the ES 350
  • A single tank lasts around 10% longer, 537 miles vs 500 miles
  • Almost the same, 52.9 ft3 vs 52.3 ft3
Safety Features 9.7 vs 10.0
2011 Lexus ES 350 Winner: ES 350
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  • The ES 350 has 1 more airbag (including Rear Side), 7 vs 6
Performance 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Winner: Camry XLE
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  • Almost the same, 36.1 ft vs 36.7 ft
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Toyota Camry XLE Winner: Camry XLE
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  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the Camry XLE's satellite radio; in the ES 350, too, but it'll cost
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both come standard with sun roofs
  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Both have power seats
Road Tests - vs -
Missing information
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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  • Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Overall 9.9 vs 9.9

Cost

Toyota
Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Camry XLE
2011 Lexus ES 350 Lexus
ES 350
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MSRP $30,605 vs $37,600 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 20 mpg vs 19 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile The ES 350's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the Camry XLE's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 4 year The ES 350's basic warranty is long lasting, but the Camry XLE's is very short

Practicality

Toyota
Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Camry XLE
2011 Lexus ES 350 Lexus
ES 350
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 537 miles vs 500 miles The Camry XLE has good highway range and the ES 350 is reasonable
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Cargo space 14.5 ft3 vs 14.8 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 52.9 ft3 vs 52.3 ft3 Both average size front seats
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The Camry XLE's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the ES 350
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 4 vs 4 OK number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Safety Features

Toyota
Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Camry XLE
2011 Lexus ES 350 Lexus
ES 350
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 6 vs 7 Both have a good number of airbags for safety but the ES 350 is particularly good (including Rear Side)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs SafetyConnect

Performance

Toyota
Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Camry XLE
2011 Lexus ES 350 Lexus
ES 350
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Horsepower 268 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 268 HP @ 6,200 RPM Average power
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 13.1 lb/hp vs 13.4 lb/hp Both provide sporty handling
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.1 ft vs 36.7 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Entertainment System

Toyota
Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Camry XLE
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ES 350
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Number of speakers 8 vs 8 Average number of speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Yes Both have speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Optional Have your pick of music from around the world with the Camry XLE's satellite radio; in the ES 350, too, but it'll cost
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Luxury Features

Toyota
Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Camry XLE
2011 Lexus ES 350 Lexus
ES 350
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moon roof Standard vs Standard Both come standard with sun roofs
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Road Tests

Toyota
Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Camry XLE
2011 Lexus ES 350 Lexus
ES 350
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0-60 mph 7.1 seconds vs 6.4 seconds The ES 350 has a good 0-60 time, but the Camry XLE is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 137 ft vs 131 ft The ES 350's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Camry XLE is quite bad
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1/4 mile 15.5 s @ 97 mph vs 14.9 s @ 98 mph The ES 350's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the Camry XLE's is just OK
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed 135 mph vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

Toyota
Camry XLE
2011 Toyota Camry XLE
2011 Lexus ES 350 Lexus
ES 350
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 4 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

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