2019 Honda Accord LX Vs. 2019 Lexus ES 350

Red 2019 Honda Accord LX and silver 2019 Lexus ES 350, separated by a diagonal line and a "VS" logo.

If you’re looking for a new midsize car, you may be contemplating both the 2019 Honda Accord and 2019 Lexus ES 350. Both are excellent vehicles, but they have some startling differences; most notably, a difference of about $16,000 difference in starting cost. So what is it that sets apart the 2019 Honda Accord and 2019 Lexus ES 350?

The 2019 Honda Accord is acclaimed for its supple handling, plentiful safety features, zippy engine options, and spacious cabin. Not too much has changed for 2019, except the base engine is no longer available in the Touring trim.

The 2019 Lexus ES 350 is lauded for its excessively comfortable, quiet, and roomy cabin, which is also fitted with premium materials. Its supple ride boasts tight handling, and the machine as a whole is extremely reliable. The ES 350 has been fully redesigned for 2019, with more standard safety features brought along and a new F Sport edition.

Read on to contrast key figures and standard features of the 2019 Honda Accord LX and 2019 Lexus ES 350.

2019 Honda Accord LX


2019 Lexus ES 350

From $23,720* Starting MSRP From $39,750
Up to 30 city / 38 highway mpg** Fuel Economy Up to 22 city / 33 highway
192 to 252 hp Horsepower 302 hp
16.7 cubic feet Cargo Volume 16.7 cubic feet
Five trims Trim Levels One trim, five packages

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $930.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

**30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX, EX and EX-L 1.5T trims. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T CVT trim. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T 6MT trim. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport and Touring 2.0T trims. 23 city/34 highway/27 combined mpg rating for EX-L 2.0T trim. 48 city/48 highway/48 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.

Standard features on the 2019 Honda Accord and 2019 Lexus ES 350

To help you determine which vehicle is best for you, let’s take a look at the standard features you get on the 2019 Honda Accord LX and 2019 Lexus ES 350.

Standard Features on the 2019 Honda Accord LX include:

  • 192-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder
  • 7-inch display screen
  • Four-speaker audio system
  • Bluetooth
  • USB port

There's also an impressive suite of standard safety, including:

  • Rearview camera
  • Driver drowsiness monitoring
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Collision mitigation braking
  • Lane keep assist
  • Lane departure warning
  • Forward collision warning
  • Traffic sign recognition

Reflecting its higher price point, standard Features on the 2019 Lexus ES 350 include:

  • Moonroof
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Rearview camera
  • Synthetic leather seats

Standard infotainment consists of:

  • 8-inch display
  • Three USB ports
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • HD radio
  • Satellite radio
  • Wi-fi hot spot
  • Voice commands
  • Siri eyes free
  • Google voice control
  • 10 speakers
  • Smartphone integration with Amazon Alexa

The 2019 ES 350 also features great standard safety in the form of the Lexus Safety System+ 2.0, which includes:

  • A pre-collision system
  • Oncoming vehicle detection
  • Low light pedestrian detection
  • Daytime bicyclist detection
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Road sign assist
  • Lane departure alert with steering assist and road edge detection
  • Lane tracing assist
  • Automatic high beams
  • Parking support alert