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.

Detailed ratings

The Car Guide rating 77%
Fuel economy 8/10
Reliability 10/10
Safety 10/10
Infotainment 4/10
Driving 6/10
Overall 8/10

What's new in 2021

New versions ES250 AWD (Signature, Premium and F Sport 1) and ES350 Black Line.


  • Guaranteed quality and reliability
  • Large choice of versions
  • Ride comfort
  • Low depreciation (for a sedan)


  • Infuriating multimedia system
  • All-wheel drive, but with four cylinders only
  • Some expensive option groups