Premier midsize luxury sedans like the 2020 Lexus ES will check all the boxes – premium luxury, innovative technology, elegant style cues and high-end performance. Find out what sets the Lexus ES apart from a premier competitor in the midsize luxury sedan class with this in-depth 2020 Lexus ES vs 2020 Audi A6 comparison created by Earnhardt Lexus.
The 2020 Lexus ES provides automotive connoisseurs with four trim levels to choose from – ES 350, ES 350 F Sport, ES 350 Luxury and ES 350 Ultra Luxury – with an affordable price tag that starts at $39,900. Available Lexus ES Hybrid models provide a performance option that the Audi A6 cannot match with a trio of trim levels – ES 300h, ES 300h Luxury and ES 300h Ultra Luxury. Lexus ES models make room for five passengers in a luxurious cabin with 13.9 cubic feet of trunk space.
What Are the Differences Between the Lexus ES and Audi A6?
Drivers who choose the Lexus ES in this 2020 Lexus ES vs 2020 Audi A6 comparison will find premium luxury and innovative technology at every turn. A more affordable price tag makes the 2020 Lexus ES an affordable midsize luxury sedan that delivers value the Audi A6 cannot match.
Base Lexus ES models are equipped with LED headlights, a Lexus NuLuxe® synthetic leather interior, a power sunroof, Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 driver-assistance technology and an 8-inch Lexus Enform touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa capabilities. Optional upgrades to the Lexus ES spec sheet include premium semi-aniline leather upholstery, heated and cooled front seats, a 17-speaker Mark Levinson® sound system, a Panorama glass roof, a 12.3-inch Lexus Enform touchscreen display and a 10.2-inch Head-Up Display.
At the heart of the 2020 Lexus ES, you will find a 302-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 power core that is married to an eight-speed Direct Shift automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters and Drive Mode Select. Armed with this mechanical combination, the Lexus ES will earn 32 mpg on the highway and sprint from zero to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds. The Audi A6 counters with an entry-level 248-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a 335-horsepower 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 that are each paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Audi Quattro® AWD is standard for all Audi A6 models.
Lexus ES Hybrid models provide drivers with a fun-to-drive and fuel-efficient powertrain that the Audi A6 cannot match. The Lexus ES 300h Hybrid is powered by a 2.5-liter Lexus Hybrid System that employs a high-output electric motor to manufacture 215 total horsepower. Married to a Continuously Variable Transmission with paddle shifters, the Lexus ES Hybrid will achieve 44 mpg combined with an estimated 581-mile driving range. Lexus ES Hybrid entries will go from zero to 60 mph in 8.1 seconds.
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