Key specs of the base trim
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- Interior design
- Bright instruments
- No touch-sensitive panels
- App-compatible multimedia system
- Overpowering spindle grille
- Remote Touch interface
- Leather upholstery not standard
- Unremarkable hybrid gas mileage estimates
Enform Safety Connect, Service Connect free for 10 years
Five-seat mid-size luxury sedan
268-hp V-6 engine standard
ES 300h hybrid available
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When Lexus launched in 1989, it only had two models in its lineup. One of them was the ES — so the sedan has a long history with the brand, and the newly redesigned-for-2019 ES is the seventh generation of the car. It's been changed inside and out with a new platform, new powertrains and updated styling.
The ES shares the most in common with the Toyota Avalon, which was also redesigned for 2019 — and the two share more than just a passing resemblance. They have the same wheelbase, same overall length and mechanically identical powertrains, just with some slight tuning differences.
From the side, the two models look fairly identical, but the ES has a few styling cues that let you know it's a Lexus — starting with the grille. Most versions of the ES come with a spindle grille with vertically oriented slats; if you opt for an F-Sport model, you'll get a more aggressive overall look, but also a 3-D sort of chainmail mesh grille that's more in-your-face.
The ES will be offered in gas and hybrid versions. The ES 350 gas version of the car will get a 3.5-liter V-6 that makes 302 horsepower. The ES 300h features Lexus' fourth-generation hybrid system with a total output of 215 hp, and its estimated fuel economy matches the Avalon's at 44 mpg combined.
Acceleration from the gas engine is adequate — I wouldn't say it's mind-blowing, and tha... Read More
rides like a truck! What happened to good shocks?
Hate the feel of road bumps--rides like a truck--like there are no shocks underneath the body of the car--rides no better than all the autos on the market--feels worse than a truck--in fact trucks ... Read full review
Comfortable car, excellent drive
Very comfortable car. Has good spacious trunk. Beautiful inside and outside. Smooth ride. The sound system, the push to start, keyless entry and the application from lexus enform to remote start the ... Read full review
The 2018 Lexus ES 350 currently has 0 recalls
Crash and Rollover Test Ratings
New Car Program Benefits
48 months / 50,000 miles
72 months / 70,000 miles
48 months / unlimited distance