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 156-horsepower engine utilizes a 12.5:1 compression ratio, and its pulses are merged via computer with two electric motors. One is a that primarily is engine and recharges the liquid-cooled nickel-metal battery pack. It also is as a starter for the gas engine during its function.

Because the gas and electric hit their peaks at different the system power is rated at a 200, and no peak gas-electric figure is specified.

Design

In updating the ES 350 and ES 300h, Lexus to sculpt sporty design with a lower profile and styling.

The wheelbase was lengthened to already decent interior space, and otherwise, inside the car is with a form-follows-function mantra.

The s loaded with safety and offers optional Blind Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert (RCTA), Departure Alert (LDA) with automatic high dimming technology. Also is a Pre-Collision System (PCS) uses sub-millimeter wave to detect obstructions traveling and to prepare the vehicle for a potential

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 transmission can be switched from eco, and sport modes. of the hybrid system toggling between gas and electric is seamless and has refined the car to a high level.

Its function is also smoother and the shudder still present on higher line European give when restarting a shutdown at a stop.

As mentioned, the will not be as engaging as a “driver’s if that is what you are looking and have plans to drive it It is however an effective, smooth, and luxurious tool to get you to and fro, and is of decent 8/10ths driving feeling like something is lacking.

The Michelin 215/55R-17 low resistance all-season tires do an job of holding the road, and bumps and irregularities are damped well by the independent suspension which is aided by the rigid body

Price Warranty

The ES 300 h starts at Like all Lexus vehicles, it is with a 48-month/50,000 mile limited warranty with assistance for 48 months/unlimited miles. restraint system, and corrosion protection coverage are provided for 72 Core hybrid-related components are for eight years/100,000 miles.

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