Shopping for a luxury sedan can be a lot of work. You need a car that can cruise Los Angeles streets in style while giving you intuitive, quality entertainment and convenience features within easy reach. Plus, what’s a luxury car these days without driver assistance technology?
If you’re comparing the 2017 Lexus ES 350 to the 2017 Infiniti Q50, some differences may make or break it for you. Check out our full one-to-one comparison:
Lexus ES 350
Lexus always puts safety first and spent years honing its Safety System+ package, which now comes standard on each model of the 2017 ES. The suite of features includes Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Intelligent High Beams, High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
As such, it should come as no surprise that the 2017 ES earned a best-possible 5-Star Overall Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as well as the Top Safety Pick+ title from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The 2017 Q50 has available driver assistance tech, but it will cost extra. It comes with available Backup Collision Intervention, Blind Spot Warning, Blind Spot Intervention, Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Forward Emergency Braking, and Lane Departure Warning.
At best, one would consider the 2017 Q50’s crash test records spotty. While it did score best-possible ratings for moderate front overlap impact, side impact, rear crash, and roof strength from the IIHS, it was not rated for small front overlap impact. Additionally, the NHTSA has only evaluated the model for rollover, where it earned five stars.
Lexus ES 350
Each model of the 2017 ES is equipped with SmartAccess with push-button start/stop, power moonroof, Lexus Display Audio with color multimedia display and Scout GPS Link, 8-speaker sound system, backup camera, HD Radio with iTunes tagging, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, and color LCD screen with Meter Link. Additionally, it comes with standard NuLuxe interior trim, power adjustable front seats, LED daytime running lights, rain-sensing wipers, subscription-free traffic and weather, and a year of complimentary Enform Safety Connect, Enform Service Connect, and Enform Remote.
Available options include heated and ventilated front seats, wood and leather trim, panorama glass roof, power rear sunshade, power trunk open/close, twin projector Bi-LED headlamps, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Intuitive Parking Assist,
The 2017 Q50 comes with standard AM/FM radio, CD/MP3 playback capability, Radio Data System, USB connectivity, Sirius XM Radio, steering wheel-mounted controls, dual display screens, voice recognition, Bluetooth connectivity, rearview monitor, trip computer, cruise control, and HomeLink universal transmitter. It also features push-button ignition, power adjustable front seats, and leather accents.
Premium features include Bose sound system, advanced infotainment with HD Radio, navigation, Infiniti InTouch Services for six months, front and rear object detection, and power tilting and telescoping steering wheel.
Lexus ES 350
Starting at $38,900
Staring at $33,950