2013 Lexus ES | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine

August 24th, 2012 | Category: Lexus | 1087 Views

2013 Lexus ES | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine. – In the first six months of this year, Lexus sold 18,265 ES sedans in the U.S. nearly a 9 percent increase over the same period in 2011 and by far the most of any car in its lineup (only the RX crossover outsells it). Since the model’s introduction in 1989, the faithful have loved this buttoned down four door and their ardor is sure to bloom even more this month, as the Japanese maker releases a new, sixth-generation version including a first ever hybrid.

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Including the $895 destination fee, the gas-only full-size luxury sedan will cost $36,995, but customers will get an arguable better package despite the mild price drop. That’s because the 2013 model is, for the first time, based on the Toyota Avalon instead of its traditional Camry underpinning. Along with the newly-shared chassis, Lexus is also offering a hybrid version of the car for the first time, the ES 300h, which comes at a conservative $2,750 premium; the least of any in the Lexus lineup.

For that price increase, the ES 300h is powered by a 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle engine four cylinder engine which pairs with the hybrid drive system for a total 200 hp output. This is the first time an ES will be sold with a four cylinder and even with the electric motor it is significantly less powerful than the V6 ES 350, which offers 268 hp and 248 lb ft of torque.

2013 Lexus ES Price :
2013 Lexus ES Price. –  Lexus announced that the redesigned 2013 ES 350 will start at $36,100 (plus an $895 destination fee) when it hits showroom floors next month. Toyota’s luxury brand points out that the new ES 350’s base price is 1.7 percent less than the outgoing 2012 model, which starts at $36,725.

Luxury hybrid shoppers will also have a new option in August, as the all new 2013 Lexus ES 300h will be sold alongside the redesigned ES 350 with a base price of $38,850. Lexus says that at $2,750 more than the non-hybrid model, the ES 300h has “the lowest hybrid premium in the Lexus line-up.” Still, competitors like Lincoln sell the 2012 MKZ and MKZ Hybrid for the same base price.

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2013 Lexus ES Interior and Exterior :
2013 Lexus ES Interior and Exterior. – While the outgoing ES 350 shares its platform with the midsize 2012 Toyota Camry, Automobile Magazine reports that the 2013 ES 350 shares its DNA with the larger 2013 Avalon. Ten airbags, a backup camera, a moonroof, NuLuxe vinyl seats, Bluetooth and an eight-speaker stereo with a USB port and satellite radio are among the 2013 ES 350’s standard features. Notable options include heated seats and navigation, as well as pre-collision, lane departure, rear cross traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring systems.

The ES has always been and, it turns out, continues to be the internal combustion equivalent of Top 40 hit from The Carpenters: pleasant enough, masterfully executed…and almost offensively innocuous. The enthusiast driver will find almost nothing to latch his soul to here. The Lexus brass monitoring the sales charts doubtless couldn’t care less, for buyers in search of slip on status, the ES’s relative affordability, proven quality, and look what I’m driving “L” on its hood ensure this machine will fly off sale floors like a rocket fueled iPad.

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2013 Lexus ES Engine :
2013 Lexus ES Engine. – The EPA reports that the 2013 ES 350 gets 21/31 mpg city/highway, which is an improvement compared with the 2012 model’s 19/28 mpg estimates. The new 2013 ES 300h gets 40/39 mpg city/highway, which is comparable to similarly powered cars like the 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid.

The standard V-6 is a seasoned champ, frisky enough to serve in the Lotus Evora sports car. It’s potent, smooth, and makes an aggressive yowl under a heavy foot. In the ES 350, there’s enough grunt to reach 60 mph in six seconds flat, the six-speed automatic snapping off shifts as if it’s a graduate of the University of Idyllic Torque Management, but don’t for a moment think this is an athletic car. Steering feel is…well, there isn’t any. Though the ratio has been quickened for the new car (from 16.1:1 to 14.8), it’s still glacial in response. Worse is the lack of feedback; the wheel offers little sense of the road beneath or building cornering forces. Perhaps that’s because there aren’t many cornering forces to detect: both cars delivered just 0.76 g of grip. An automobile doesn’t need lofty performance limits to be entertaining (VW’s GTI is no F1 car, but it’s a blast to gun across a twisting road), but the ES resolutely shrugs off any attempts at driving enthusiasm. It’s almost unbelievable that this machine and the LFA (not to mention the GS 350 F Sport and the IS F) wear the same badge. Source: usnews.rankingsandreviews.com, autocarrelease.com.

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