|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2019 Lexus ES
|ES 300h Hybrid Ultra Luxury||2.5L I-4 + Elec 1.6-kWh||FWD||CVT||8.3 sec||16.3 sec @ 90 mph||43/45/38 mpg||Car and Driver|
|ES 300h Hybrid Ultra Luxury||2.5L I-4 + Elec 1.6-kWh||FWD||CVT||7.8 sec||16.0 sec @ 90.6 mph||43/45/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2017 Lexus ES
|ES 300h Hybrid||2.5L I-4 + Elec 1.6-kWh||FWD||CVT||7.8 sec||16.0 sec @ 89 mph||40/39/26 mpg||Car and Driver|
|ES 300h Hybrid||2.5L I-4 + Elec 1.6-kWh||FWD||CVT||7.5 sec||15.7 sec @ 90.4 mph||40/39/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2015 Lexus ES
|ES 350||3.5L V6||FWD||6A||5.8 sec||14.3 sec @ 100 mph||21/31/25 mpg||Car and Driver|
2013 Lexus ES
|ES 300h Hybrid||2.5L I-4 + Elec 1.6-kWh||FWD||CVT||7.7 sec||16.0 sec @ 90 mph||40/39/33 mpg||Car and Driver|
|ES 300h Hybrid||2.5L I-4 + Elec 1.6-kWh||FWD||CVT||7.6 sec||15.9 sec @ 88.9 mph||40/39/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|ES 350||3.5L V6||FWD||6A||6.0 sec||14.4 sec @ 99.3 mph||21/31/25.2 mpg||Motor Trend|
2010 Lexus ES
|ES 350||3.5L V6||FWD||6A||6.2 sec||14.7 sec @ 98 mph||19/27/25 mpg||Car and Driver|
|ES 350||3.5L V6||FWD||6A||6.5 sec||14.9 sec @ 96 mph||19/27/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2007 Lexus ES
|ES 350||3.5L V6||FWD||6A||6.2 sec||14.7 sec @ 97 mph||19/27/21 mpg||Car and Driver|
|ES 350||3.5L V6||FWD||6A||6.2 sec||14.6 sec @ 99 mph||19/27/---- mpg||Road & Track|
2002 Lexus ES
|ES 300||3.0L V6||FWD||5A||8.3 sec||16.2 sec @ 85 mph||18/27/22 mpg||Car and Driver|
|ES 300||3.0L V6||FWD||5A||7.6 sec||15.9 sec @ 90 mph||18/27/---- mpg||Motor Week|
2000 Lexus ES
|ES 300||3.0L V6||FWD||4A||8.3 sec||16.4 sec @ 86 mph||17/24/24 mpg||Car and Driver|
1999 Lexus ES
|ES 300||3.0L V6||FWD||4A||7.8 sec||15.9 sec @ 88.5 mph||17/24/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
1997 Lexus ES
|ES 300||3.0L V6||FWD||4A||7.9 sec||16.0 sec @ 87.2 mph||17/24/21.8 mpg||Motor Trend|
1990 Lexus ES
|ES 250||2.5L V6||FWD||4A||10.2 sec||---- sec @ ---- mph||17/23/21 mpg||Motor Week|
About Lexus ES
The kind of quality that Lexus ES manifest is best described by Autoweek. In a review of the car, Autoweek says “The ES 300h could very well become the next benchmark for hybrid vehicles.
This car was crafted by Lexus without compromise or restraint. As such, it combines the exquisite luxury of convenient technologies, spacious legroom, and a forceful yet stylish exterior design, along with the element of dynamic handling.
You need to consider the Lexus ES if you are in the market for a hybrid car that offers the most advanced technologies and the best fuel economy.
A Brief Glimpse at the History of Lexus ES
The Lexus ES was originally made as a compact car. Then upgrades in its design upped its classification as a mid-size vehicle. Later, in 1989, the car was developed as a full-size luxury sedan.
This car was the only front-wheel drive vehicle of Lexus, until 1998. The first five generations of the Lexus ES was built on the Toyota Camry platform. In 2012, the electric hybrid version was introduced.
When Lexus started making the fourth generation ES in 2001, the car has been designed for the comfort luxury market. The car’s emphasis was directed to ride quality, quietness and interior amenities.
If you will examine the specs of the Lexus ES, you will be able to determine if it has the kind of luxuries you are looking for.
- Engine: ES 350: 60° V6 TYPE, 3.5 L displacement, 268 HP @ 6,200 RPM
- Valvetrain: Four cam, four valves per cylinder, with dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i)
- Compression Ratio: 10.8:1
- Transmission: Six-speed sequential-shift automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i)
- Steering: Electronic Power Steering (EPS) system, 2.9 turns lock to lock
- Drive Wheels: Front-wheel drive
- Braking System: Four-wheel power-assisted discs, with four-sensor, four-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
- Brakes: 11.6-in ventilated discs (front). 11.0-in ventilated discs (rear).
- Suspension (Front): Independent MacPherson struts with inversely wound coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
- Suspension (Rear): Independent, dual-link MacPherson struts with coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
There is a difference between the performance of the current two ES models. The V-6 models are the fastest and the smoothest when it comes to acceleration. However, the ES 300h which carries a 2.5 liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine, along with an electric motor-generator is also intense in its pace.
In matters of driving experience, the ES demonstrates the capability of Toyota in making a hybrid system unobtrusive and smooth, and also responsive at the same time. If you drive it gently with the traffic, the system does its business without any help from you.
The ES with the V6 engine moves very fast, thanks to the same engine that is built with the Camry V-6. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in about 6 seconds. There are also marked improvements in the reduction of vibration and noise inside the cabin.
If you want the best in fuel economy, you need to consider this car. The Lexus ES with the V6 engine with its quick response gets a very good 21 miles per gallon in the city, and 31 mpg on the highway.
The rating of the EPA for Lexus ES is even better. It earns 40 mpg in the city, and 39 mpg on the highway. Admittedly, these are the best ratings you could get for a car with this level of quietness and refinement.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives the Lexus ES good ratings. In its part, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has also given the ES five out of five stars in all its test categories, except its roll over tests.
This means the Lexus ES will offer you a safe, if not the safest driving experience. In all of its variants, the ES comes with ten airbags, including the front and rear seat curtain air bags, as well as the rear-seat mounted side airbags.
Anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control and the Lexus Safety Connect are standard issues in the ES.
Comfort and Quality
You will be impressed with the plush appointments inside the cabin of the ES. Once inside, you will also notice that outside noise is prevented from creeping inside the cabin. The car is really very accommodating, and very quiet.
This car deserves a perfect ten when it comes to refinements. All variants of the ES include a 10-way power driver seat. This will be very convenient for taller drivers.
There’s more than enough room inside the cabin because the wheelbase of the ES is now equivalent to that of a large car. Those in the back seat will really appreciate the extra space. All the seats have also a greater degree of adjustability than those offered in previous versions of the ES.
To learn more about Lexus ES, visit the official Lexus website.
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