Looks like: It’s hard to make mid-size sedans interesting, but Lexus added plenty of sass to the ES for 2019 courtesy of a dramatic new grille.
Competes with: Audi A6, Buick LaCrosse, Genesis G80
Drivetrain: Gasoline versions use a 302-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Hybrid models use a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gas engine paired with an electric motor for a combined 215 hp.
Hits dealerships: September
After weeks of teaser images, Lexus today unveiled its 2019 ES. The mid-size sedan gets more dramatic exterior styling and an updated multimedia system, and hybrid models get a new engine.