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2023 Lexus ES review, price, specs


The Lexus ES mid-size luxury sedan offers excellent comfort, and buyers Audi A6 and mercedes benz e classThat’s because underneath is a Toyota Camry with sleek styling and a plush interior. In our tests, we found its performance and driving characteristics to be underwhelming, and called it the “Rolling Xanax Spill.” It’s like an inside-out tribute to how it insulates the driver and passengers from outside crashes, shocks and harsh noises. world. The ES’s cabin is the most comfortable in its segment, the powertrain is smooth and quiet, and the ride is pleasant and smooth. This car is not for people who like to drive. But it could be a car for those who like to save fuel. 300h hybrid model returned 45 mpg 75 mph highway fuel economy test.

New for 2023

For model year 2023, Lexus will introduce a new F-Sport handling package for the ES350 and ES300h models, as well as some new interior features. The F-Sport Handling Package is similar to the Dynamic Handling Package launched last year, but it was exclusive to the ES350 F-Sport model. This includes an F Sport branded heated steering wheel plus adaptive suspension with Sport+ and custom drive modes. Buyers can now combine the F Sport Design package with a panoramic roof. Inside the ES we see new ash bamboo trim, a new macadamia seat color (light tan), an updated center console design, sunglass holders, improved cup holder locations and a new sport of wireless charging pad. The Lexus Interface infotainment system has also been added to the ES, offering wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Drive Connect functionality with cloud navigation, Hey Lexus Intelligent Assist software and subscription-based Destination Assist service. With the addition of this new multimedia system, we are happy to report that the remote touch interface (the cumbersome touch pad located in the center console) has been removed.

price and what to buy







ES350 F Sport


ES250F Sport


ES350 Luxury


ES250 Luxury


ES300h F-Sport


ES300h Luxury



ES250 Ultra Luxury


ES300h Ultra Luxury


We are always considering whether to recommend the sportiest version of the car or the higher value mid-grade trim, but in this case upgrading to an ES350 with ultra-luxury equipment is the mission of the sedan. We think it’s the best fit for core functionality. luxury sedan. The Ultra Luxury designation adds special 18-inch wheels, quilted semi-aniline leather upholstery, hands-free power trunk lid, power rear sunshade and wood and leather steering wheel. You’ll also need to upgrade the infotainment display to a larger 12.3-inch setup and add a navigation package that adds in-dash navigation, electrochromic rearview mirror, DVD player, voice recognition, and the carmaker’s Enform Destination Assist service. .

Engine, transmission and performance

With the Lexus ES, buyers can choose from three powertrains. The ES250 He is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine of 203 hp and comes standard with all-wheel drive. All his ES350 trims are powered by his 3.5-liter V-6 that makes 302 horsepower and is controlled by an eight-speed automatic transmission that feeds the front wheels. In all ES350h trims, motivation comes from a hybrid powertrain that delivers 215 horsepower of net power. A continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and front-wheel drive are standard. On our test track, his ES350 on gas only sprinted from a standstill and 60 mph in 6.1 seconds. of All-wheel drive ES250 and the Hybrid ES300h Both dashed in slower dashes of 8.1 and 8.3 seconds, respectively. This Lexus sedan has the calm handling and forgiving ride that many luxury car shoppers love. For those looking for sharper handling, the F-Sport trim adds larger wheels and more performance-oriented suspension tuning, but it’s hardly appealing. His ES400h F Sport we tested got him to 60 mph in 7.9 seconds, so there’s an advantage there, but that’s not all. Even with this upgrade, ES still BMW 5 series.

Fuel consumption and actual MPG

According to the EPA, the Lexus ES350 has 22/32 mpg city/highway mileage. As you might expect, the ES300h hybrid is even more thrifty, achieving 43/44 mpg fuel economy. EPA’s fuel economy estimates for the new ES250 are 25 mpg city and 34 mpg highway. While on the ES350, I got 39 mpg on the highway for 200 miles at 75 mph. The ES300h observed a gas mileage of 45 mpg on the same test route, while the ES250 observed 33 mpg. For more information on ES gas mileage, please visit: EPA website.

interior, comfort, cargo

With its stylish, asymmetrical dashboard and high-quality materials, the ES’s cabin creates a luxurious environment for its passengers. Both rows offer plenty of legroom for those with long legs, and the seats offer comfortable support. Especially when the ES is driven at speed, the cabin is undeniably peaceful. Both gas-only and hybrid models offer 17.0 cubic feet of space in the trunk. This allows ES to Volvo S90 (14.0 cubic feet) and Acura TLX (14.0 cubic feet). Unfortunately, the ES doesn’t have a folding rear seat. This makes it difficult for this Lexus to accommodate oversized cargo.

Infotainment and connectivity

Luxury car buyers are looking for a car with the latest and greatest technical features, and the Lexus ES sedan does not disappoint. A touchscreen infotainment system with a standard 8.0-inch central display comes standard, and features both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for easy device integration. A larger 12.3-inch touchscreen is optional. All models come with a 10-speaker sound system with SiriusXM satellite radio. The standard tech equipment list also includes Amazon Alexa compatibility, Bluetooth phone and music streaming, Wi-Fi hotspot and Scout GPS Link navigation.

Safety and driver assistance functions

All ES models come standard with Lexus Safety System + 2.5. This includes driver assistance features such as pedestrian and cyclist detection, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring. For more information on ES crash test results, see the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Road Safety Insurance Institute (IIHS) website. Key safety features include:

  • Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection as standard
  • Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keeping Assist are standard equipment
  • Standard adaptive cruise control

Warranty and maintenance scope

Lexus offers longer warranty coverage than rivals such as BMW and Mercedes-BenzBut it drags genesis We offer one of the best guarantees in the segment in this area.

  • 4-year or 50,000-mile limited warranty
  • 6-year or 70,000-mile powertrain warranty
  • Free maintenance for 1 year or 10,000 miles
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2021 Lexus ES250 AWD F-Sport

vehicle type
Front-engine, all-wheel drive, 5-seat, 4-door sedan

tested price
$53,500 (base price: $46,825)

engine type
DOHC 16-valve in-line 4, aluminum block and head, ports and direct fuel injection

152 inches32487cm3

203 hp @ 6500 rpm

184 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

contagion; infection
8 speed automatic

Suspension (F/R): Strut/Multilink
Brakes (F/R): 12.0″ bent disc/11.1″ disc
Tyres: Michelin Primacy MXM4, 235/40R-19 92V M+S

Wheelbase: 113.0 inches
Length: 195.9 inches
Width: 73.4 inches
Height: 57.1 inches
Passenger volume: 98 feet3
Trunk capacity: 14 feet3
Curb weight: 3776 lbs

CDs Test results
60 mph: 8.1 seconds
100 mph: 21.5 seconds
Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 8.7 seconds
Top gear, 30-50 mph: 3.9 seconds
Top gear, 50-70 mph: 5.6 seconds
1/4 mile: 16.2 seconds @ 88 mph
maximum speed (CDs est): 130 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph: 167 feet
Roadholding, 300′ diameter skid pad: 0.86 g

Start acceleration time omission 1 foot rollout 0.3 seconds

CDs fuel consumption
Observed: 23 mpg
75 mph highway cruising: 33 mpg
Highway range: 520 miles

2023 Lexus ES300h F Sport Handling

vehicle type
Vehicle type: front engine, front motor, front wheel drive, 5 seater, 4 door sedan

Base/Tested: $50,085/$54,345

Power train
DOHC 16 Valve Atkinson Cycle 2.5 Liter Inline 4, 176 hp, 163 lb-ft. Two permanent magnet synchronous AC motors, 118 hp, 149 lb-ft. Total power, 215 hp. 0.9 kWh (CDs est) lithium-ion battery pack
Transmission: Continuously variable automatic

Suspension, F/R: strut/multi-link
Brakes, F/R: 12.0″ bent disc/11.1″ disc
Tyres: Michelin Primacy MXM4
235/40R-19 92V M+S

Wheelbase: 113.0 inches
Length: 195.9 inches
Width: 73.4 inches
Height: 56.9 inches
Passengers, F/R: 51/46 feet3
Trunk capacity: 14 feet3
Curb weight: 3793 lbs

CDs Test results
60 mph: 7.9 seconds
1/4 mile: 16.2 seconds @ 89 mph
100 mph: 20.7 seconds

Omit the results above 1 foot rollout 0.4 seconds
Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 8.0 seconds
Top gear, 30-50 mph: 3.8 seconds
Top gear, 50-70 mph: 5.0 seconds
Top speed (gov ltd): 117 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph: 178 feet
Loadholding, 300′ skid pad: 0.86 g

CDs fuel consumption
Observed: 33 mpg

EPA Fuel Savings
Combined/City/Highway: 44/43/44 mpg

CDs test description

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