2013 Lexus ES Hybrid Overview — HybridCars.com

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In May of 2012 Lexus its revised 2013 model ES series would include a version for the first time in 20 since the model’s initial

Later in the year, Lexus the hybrid version would 25 percent of all ES sales – there’s available a 3.5-liter V6 version the ES 350. So far, the ES 300h has on track toward this 15,000 or more sales per

The reason for its relative success is it substantial EPA-rated mileage over the otherwise nearly six-cylinder ES350 with not drivers overly much lagging performance from the nearly identical car.

for around $2,700 more, a buyer can get a sizable combined EPA mpg of 40 mpg for the hybrid, versus 24 mpg for the regular gas City mileage is nearly at 40 vs. 21, and highway mpg is still improved at 39 vs. 31.

The 265 horsepower six-cylinder does the 200-horsepower hybrid and uses a driver-controllable manumatic transmission – a six-speed sequential-shift automatic Controlled Transmission with (ECT-i) – whereas the hybrid a more fuel-saving continuously transmission (CVT).

If you want a sedan, the regular gas car will more, but many drivers an effective intermediate-level luxury with respectable performance and fuel mileage will be with the hybrid.

Under the

The Lexus ES 300h hybrid use of what is essentially a variant of the Camry Hybrid’s extremely gas-electric powertrain. It was thus a time last year to the ES series, as Toyota has just itself by substantially improving the Hybrid’s powertrain for 2012.

The new 2.5-liter, four-cylinder Atkinson engine sheds as much drag as possible by becoming beltless. It uses an electric pump, electric power and an integrated hybrid electric The beltless design helps fuel economy and overall

The 108-pound, 1.6-kwh liquid-cooled pack is normally concealed a carpeted cover. Trunk for the hybrid is 12.1 cubic compared to 15.2 for the non-hybrid.

The motor is the traction motor aids the gas engine to drive the front-wheels. Power figures are not by Lexus, but Toyota’s version 141 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque.

The engine utilizes a high compression ratio, and its power are merged via computer control two electric motors. One is a motor/generator primarily is engine driven and the liquid-cooled nickel-metal hydride pack. It also is used as a for the gas engine during its stop/start

Because the gas and electric motors hit peaks at different points, the power is rated at a flat and no peak gas-electric torque is specified.

Design Elements

In the ES 350 and ES 300h, Lexus attempted to sporty design language a lower profile and clean

The wheelbase was lengthened to increase decent interior passenger and otherwise, inside the car is designed a form-follows-function mantra.

The vehicle s with safety features and optional Blind Spot with Rear Cross Alert (RCTA), Lane Alert (LDA) integrated automatic high beam technology. Also available is a System (PCS) that sub-millimeter wave radar to obstructions traveling ahead and to the vehicle for a potential collision.

Ten airbags are standard, including and front passenger knee, and seat-mounted air bags, as well as seat-mounted side airbags and and rear side curtain

Also, Lexus uses Injury Lessening (WIL) seats to limit excessive movement in certain rear-end

On the Road

Grasping the sustainable steering wheel, the car offers steering over predecessors as the ratio was reduced from to 14.8:1 for more responsiveness.

The CVT can be switched from normal, and sport modes. Operation of the system toggling itself gas and electric is seamless and Lexus has the car to a high level.

Its stop/start function is also and absent the shudder still on some higher line hybrids give when from a shutdown at a stop.

As the hybrid will not be as engaging as a car” if that is what you are for, and have plans to it aggressively. It is however an effective, and reasonably luxurious tool to get you to and and is capable of decent 8/10ths without feeling like is sorely lacking.

The Michelin low rolling resistance all-season do an adequate job of holding the road, and and pavement irregularities are damped by the four-wheel independent suspension is further aided by the rigid structure.

Price Warranty

The ES 300 h starts at $39,250. Like all vehicles, it is offerd with a mile basic limited with roadside assistance for 48 miles. Powertrain, restraint and corrosion perforation protection are provided for 72 months. Core components are covered for eight miles.

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