Fun to drive. Handles very well. The only draw back I have is the use of premium gas especially at these high gas prices. Overall good.
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Lexus’ popular mid-size ES and compact IS sedans enter the 2022 model year with some updates: The ES finally adds a touchscreen display and the hybrid ES 300h gets an F Sport package, while the IS (which got most of its major updates for 2021) adds a few minor option packages and content … and a honkin’ 5.0-liter V-8 in the new IS 500 F Sport Performance, the closest we’re probably going to get to the return of the IS F. Lexus has now released pricing information for the sedans, and in a slightly unusual turn of events, not all of the updated, newer-model-year cars will cost more than their predecessors.
The ES will likely cost slightly more (except for the ES 300h), while the IS will cost slightly less, except for the IS 500’s hefty premium over the more pedestrian IS 300 and 350. All pricing below includes a $1,075 destination fee.
The 2022 ES can be had in base, Luxury, Ultra Luxury or F Sport guise. The Luxury trim adds $5,400 to the price, while the Ultra Luxury raises the price by $9,180 from the base, regardless of model. The F Sport differs slightly: For the ES 300h, it’s an extra $3,550, while for the ES 300 and ES 250 AWD, it’s an additional $4,650.
The trim structure for the IS is slightly simpler. The IS 300 is available with rear- or all-wheel drive, while the more powerful IS 350 is available exclusively as an F Sport model, again with either RWD or AWD. Upgrading to AWD is an extra $2,000. The IS 500 F Sport Performance, meanwhile, is solely RWD and available in base, Premium or Launch Edition versions. The Premium is an extra $4,500, while the Launch Edition is another $6,400 on top of that.
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The 2022 Lexus ES lineup is expected to arrive at dealerships in October, while the IS lineup has a less precise expected arrival date of “later this fall.”
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