Is the 2016 Lexus ES 350 Price Worth It?

November 5th, 2015 by

2016-TLX-Exterior-BGIf you are looking at the 2016 Lexus ES 350 price and wondering if you can find a more affordable luxury sedan in the Chicagoland area, you’re not alone. Chicagoland Acura Dealers has had many drivers come to us with the same questions, and we point them all to the 2016 Acura TLX. The TLX replaced two outgoing Acura models and has more than enough going for it to take on their competitors, including the Lexus ES series.

Believe in Affordable Luxury

For many drivers, the ideas of a luxury car and an expensive car overlap significantly, but it’s important to find a sedan that truly delivers on value, discovering one that gives you a high level of comfort and technology without bearing the typical price boost that comes with a luxury sedan.

  • The 2016 Acura TLX 8-Spd DCT is priced at $31,695 (MSRP)* and earns an EPA-estimated 35 highway and 24 city mpg** thanks to its peppy but efficient 2.4L 4-cylinder engine.
  • The 2016 Lexus ES 350 price starts at $38,000 and only starts to climb higher when you move to equip it with features like the standards of the TLX. And it only manages 31 highway and 21 city mpg.

You might expect the Lexus to have a better package of standard features to go along with its high price, but there are actually amenities that come on every TLX that are either unavailable or that Lexus requires an upgrade for, including:

  • Driver-side memory adjustments
  • Noise/sound cancellation
  • Heated front seating
  • Paddle shifters

The Lexus ES 350 certainly comes closer to the TLX than many of Acura’s other competitors, but at the end of the day, the TLX simply gives drivers more of the latest features and more choices.

Test Drive a TLX

One of the biggest advantages of the 2016 Acura TLX is found under the hood: You have the choice of either a 4-cylinder or a V6 engine depending on what you’re looking for out of your new car. Let us show you what both of them feel like on the road. Visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer near you for a test drive today. We can’t wait to put you behind the wheel.


*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license, or a $940 destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor, and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.
**Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.
Chicagoland Acura Dealers includes Joe Rizza Acura, Acura of Libertyville, Muller’s Woodfield Acura, McGrath Acura of Westmont, Continental Acura of Naperville, Arlington Acura in Palatine, Ed Napleton Acura, McGrath Acura of Morton Grove, Pauly Acura, McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago, and Muller Acura of Merrillville.
Posted in 2016 Vehicles, TLX