Lexus

Lexus ES

Price $45,250 – $51,450
Fuel consumption 5.2 – 10.7 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 77%(view ratings)
While it used to be just a fancier version of the Toyota Camry, the Lexus ES is now a true luxury sedan offering a comfortable ride, elegant looks and reliable performance at a competitive price. Customers can choose between a 3.5-litre V6 engine and a hybrid powertrain, both of which send power to the front wheels only. New for 2021, there’s a naturally aspirated 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine mated to an all-wheel drive system—a first for the ES.

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Test Drives2019 Lexus ES 350: Still the One
The Lexus ES may not be the brand’s best-selling car in Canada – that title belongs to the Lexus IS – but in is in the United States. By a mile. Needless to say, it’s an important model for the company and it couldn’t mess up the ES’ redesign. Flaunting …
First Drives2019 Lexus ES: Cream in the Fuel Tank
NASHVILLE, Tennessee – While some carmakers are removing sedans from their lineups due to lack of interest from consumers, Lexus relishes in the fact that it can sell two entirely different midsize sedans. Performance junkies will lean towards the GS, or even the GS F, while drivers desiring something softer, …
Spotlight on2019 Lexus ES: We're Heading to Nashville to Drive it
Since it was first introduced in 1990, the Lexus ES has remained true to its mission of offering consumers a midsize luxury sedan focused primarily on comfort and undeniable reliability. While the GS takes care of chasing the Germans in the race for the most competent performance sedan, the ES …
Special Events2019 Lexus ES: Worldwide Reveal
LOS ANGELES, California – As part of an event taking place simultaneously in Los Angeles and Beijing, Lexus unveiled the seventh generation of its ES midsize sedan. The new and fully overhauled 2019 Lexus ES should help Toyota’s luxury brand better mirror what the competition is offering and, most importantly, …
Test Drives2016 Lexus ES 350: Not Just for your Dentist
The ES is the elegant midsized sedan in the Lexus lineup, slotting in between the compact IS and the larger GS. When I say “elegant sedan” I mean it literally as that’s what the letters ES stand for. It’s nice that Lexus chose letters that have a minutia of meaning …
First Drives2013 Lexus ES/RX Sport: Elegant and sporty
Lexus has finally realized that plain cars, no matter how reliable and how excellent their resale value, just won’t cut it anymore, given how fierce the competition has become. As a result, they designed their new models with a much more dynamic style and made them more exciting to drive.

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NewsRefreshed 2022 Lexus ES Adds F SPORT Model, More Tech
The Lexus ES midsize sedan was completely redesigned for 2019, so the current generation was due for a mid-cycle update. This is it. On the outside, three body colours have been eliminated and two others are new for 2022 including Iridium and Cloudburst Grey. There’s a new grille pattern on …
NewsThe Car Guide's Best Buys for 2021: Lexus ES/Toyota Avalon
Every year, The Car Guide unveils a list of Best Buys covering all the different vehicle categories in the industry. Large sedans have become somewhat of a strange breed. Competitors like the Nissan Maxima, Chrysler 300, Volkswagen Arteon and Kia Stinger are now fighting for attention from the same customers.
News2021 Lexus ES: All-Wheel Drive at Last
The Lexus ES will get all-wheel drive for the first time with the 2021 ES 250 AWD. It will be powered by a 2.5 L four-cylinder engine with a 203-horsepower output. The AWD system will be able to deliver up to 50% of the torque to the rear wheels when …
RecallsEngine Failure Threatens Some 2019-20 Toyota Models
Toyota is on a roll these days, what with the launch of the brand new Highlander (and its ad during the Super Bowl) and sales of the RAV4 that keep rising substantially, even surpassing those of the Honda Civic! However, we’ve learned today that the popular compact SUV is part …
NewsFacelift For The 2016 Lexus ES
The ES is Lexus’ midsize luxury sedan; while it has been enjoying relative success so far, Toyota still decided it needed a few changes to keep it competitive. For 2016, The ES 350 and ES 300H (the hybrid version) received a few changes, and we see the North American model …
ShanghaiNew Fascia For The Lexus ES
Lexus announced that they would show us the facelifted ES sedan at the Shanghai auto show. Therefore, we weren’t exactly surprised when we saw the pearl white and bronze vehicles in their booth. The car is immediately recognizable, but its grille is much less aggressive than it was. It receives …
ShanghaiThe Refreshed Lexus ES Will Be In Shanghai
The Lexus ES is the brand’s mid-size sedan; it’s essentially a comfortable and luxurious vehicle that competes with the Acura TLX and the Hyundai Genesis, among others. This Lexus is currently in its sixth iteration; launched a few years ago, it is due for a refresh. Coincidently, the manufacturer just …

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