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2019 Mazda6 vs 2019 Lexus ES 350

Midsize sedans are among today’s most popular family vehicles. While the segment has some solid options, the 2019 Mazda6 ranks near the top of the class in several important categories. You’ll love the Mazda6’s fun-to-drive nature and great everyday comfort. According to the Mazda dealer near Riverside, Mazda’s previously optional i-Activsense safety package now comes standard for 2019. Let’s see how the 2019 Mazda6 compares to the 2019 Lexus ES 350.

Very few cars in the class handle as well as the 2019 Mazda6. It comes standard with G-Vectoring Control Plus. By applying light braking force to the outside wheels when cornering, this system is able to greatly enhance stability. A lighter design gives the Mazda6 yet another edge over the 2019 Lexus ES 350 in the handling department


Automotive critics rave about the 2019 Mazda6’s outstanding value. It boasts a starting manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of $23,800. Even the range-topping Mazda6 Signature has an attractive MSRP of $35,100. Prices for the 2019 Lexus ES 350 start at a much steeper $39,600. This is one of the reasons why the Mazda6 is such a popular choice at the Riverside area Mazda dealership.

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Fuel Economy

The 2019 Mazda 6’s fuel-saving design will save you a lot of money at the gas pump. It comes standard with an economical 2.5-liter, SkyActiv-G four-cylinder engine. Expect models equipped with an automatic transmission to return an EPA-rated 26 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. Meanwhile, fuel economy estimates for the 2019 Lexus ES 350 stand at 22 mpg in town and 33 mpg on the highway.

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If you’re like many of today’s drivers, technology is an important part of your life. An 8.0-inch Mazda Connect touchscreen comes standard on the new Mazda6. Although the Lexus ES 350 also provides a standard touchscreen, it’s not as easy to use. Mazda Connect features a Commander Control knob mounted along the center console, which further simplifies operation.


If you’re responsible for hauling around your family, safety is of the utmost importance. Both of these cars offer great impact protection. You’ll also enjoy standard driver-assist technologies like forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and lane-keep assist. However, only the 2019 Mazda6 provides standard blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic detection. This valuable safety innovation makes you better aware of unseen vehicles in the next lane. To get blind-spot monitoring on the 2019 Lexus ES 350, buyers have to pay extra.


Once criticized for its bland exterior styling, the Lexus ES 350 has transformed into a good-looking car. However, it still can’t match the 2019 Mazda6’s curb appeal. A long hood and sleek body help give the new Mazda6 a seductive appearance. Despite being less expensive than the Lexus ES 350, the Mazda6 comes loaded with premium features like LED headlamps. Meanwhile, available 19-inch alloy wheels give the Mazda6 an especially athletic stance.

Our Conclusion

Although the 2019 Lexus ES 350 proves to be a solid competitor, it loses this head-to-head comparison to the 2019 Mazda6. You'll find the new Mazda6 to be an outstanding bang for the buck.