2020 Lexus ES 300h

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style

Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

Miles per gallon-equivalent is how the EPA provides efficiency ratings for battery-electric vehicles in a way that can be used in comparison with gasoline-powered vehicles. Actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

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29 kWh
Battery capacity Battery capacity

Battery capacity is measured in kilowatt-hours, which is a measure of how much energy is used over time. A 70-kWh battery has more energy capacity than a 50-kWh battery and would result in a longer driving range if all other factors were equal. But more battery capacity doesn’t always mean longer range because of differences in energy consumption from vehicle to vehicle. Battery capacity provided by Chrome Data, a JD Power company.


Seating capacity

195.9” x 56.9”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Interior design
  • 12.3-inch dashboard screen available
  • Automatic emergency braking standard

The bad:

  • Remote Touch interface
  • Leather upholstery not standard
  • Unremarkable hybrid gas mileage estimates

3 trims

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Notable features

  • Five-seat mid-size luxury sedan
  • Android Auto connectivity now included
  • Front-wheel drive
  • 302-hp V-6 engine (ES 350)
  • ES 300h hybrid available

2020 Lexus ES 300h review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 Lexus ES?

The Lexus ES is a five-seat mid-size luxury sedan that comes in gas (ES 350) and gas-electric hybrid (ES 300h) form. The ES 350 is powered by a 302-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine that works with an eight-speed automatic transmission, while the ES 300h’s hybrid drivetrain features a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with total system output of 215 hp. Both models have front-wheel drive. Competitors include the Acura TLX and Lincoln MKZ.  

What’s New on the 2020 Lexus ES?

Android Auto smartphone connectivity joins Apple CarPlay, and most versions of the ES now have power-folding side mirrors. 

What Features in the 2020 Lexus ES Are Most Important?

Standard active safety features include adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning with steering assist. Available features include heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, wireless device charging, navigation and a Mark Levinson premium stereo.  

Should I Buy the 2020 Lexus ES?

The ES is a distinctively styled luxury sedan, and while the addition of Android Auto is welcome, the car’s Remote Touch multimedia system interface remains a frustration. The hybrid’s estimated gas mileage is underwhelming, too. 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.9
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews


Reward Yourself

Comfortable quiet car with exceptional fuel economy. Lexus reliability and quality. One of the few misses is the placement of the CarPlay connector is under a panel on the console, I would prefer it to be hidden under the armrest. Hoping the next generation offers a plug in hybrid. I prefer hybrids to full electric.


Reliable, comfortable and thoroughly enjoyable

This car is wonderful to drive and I love that the hybrid saves me a lot of money on gas compared to my previous vehicle.


Luxury feel, very quiet, excellent gas mileage.

Perfect car, luxury feel inside and out, very quiet, excellent gas mileage. but old people may have difficulty entering/exiting the front seat. Excellent warranty and support.

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Based on the 2020 Lexus ES 300h base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Lexus
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
72 months/unlimited distance
72 months/70,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/100,000 miles
12 months/10,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
2 years/unlimited miles from your certified vehicle date of purchase.
Basic warranty terms
2 years/unlimited miles from your certified vehicle date of purchase. Coverage begins after completion of the 4-year/50,000 new vehicle Basic Warranty.
Dealer certification required
161-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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