2013 Lexus ES Preview | Lexus Enthusiast

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LEXUS ES250/350/300H

2013 Lexus ES Preview

this month, Lexus me to Newberg, Oregon, where I had the to try out the all-new sixth generation ES. The following is an overview of the new model — my impressions on the ES 350 ES 300h will this weekend.

The ES sedan has a staple of the Lexus brand the very beginning, when the ES 250 was introduced alongside the flagship LS at the 1989 Detroit Auto

Over the last twenty-three and five model generations, the ES has its course as a full-size luxury at an entry-level luxury price, it a unique vehicle that have yet to find an answer This latest edition, at the New York Auto Show in takes the ES formula and refactors it, an increase in overall size, a and unexpected level of performance, and a upgrade to both the exterior and

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In setting out to design the new ES, engineers had some very objectives:

Increase the appeal of the to younger buyers, and

Incorporate the new design cues.

The first point is entirely and up for discussion, but the L-Finesse update with the fourth-generation GS is reflected the exterior, starting with the grille:

The ES now has a lower profile an emphasis on aerodynamics, best with this graphic:

we can see the pronounced wheel flares and the airflow, which Lexus as a “flowing silhouette with corners”.

The other functional elements that help to air around the ES are fins built the side mirror, the taillights and the underneath the vehicle:

Here are the ES in action:

But perhaps the most difference from the previous ES is the larger size:

Compared to the generation, the overall size has by 1.0 inch (25.4mm) and the wheelbase has 1.8 inches (45.7mm) — this space has been used to the rear seat room.

The ES interior has been designed to use the template first seen in the generation RX, with a clear between the operation zone in blue) and the display zone, takes up the upper portion of the

The front seats have redesigned and are more driver-focused, an adjusted steering wheel and greater height flexibility:

The ES now features the same steering as the GS, a very noticeable upgrade the current generation:

Of course, the change by far is in the rear seats, every dimension has been

Lastly, here’s a photo of the ambient lighting :

(Also in the Ultra Luxury package is a glass roof.)


The ES is offered with three audio controllers:

The base has hardware audio controls and a LCD built into the head

The ES is also offered with the Audio controller, which a dial to control the audio and controls via a 7-inch dash

Finally, there is the second-generation Touch controller, which a 8-inch display for audio climate control, and navigation. option also includes with built-in Internet app

There are also two audio levels:

The base system eight speakers, Bluetooth USB functionality and HD radio.

The upgraded Levinson audio system has speakers kicking out 835 watts.

ES 350 Details

The ES 350 continues to be powered by the 3.5L V6 engine from the generation, which pushes out 268 hp and 248 of torque and delivers 21 city/31 combined mpg. Also over is the six-speed transmission.

However, one major improvement is the of the Lexus Drive Mode . which comes standard in new ES. Three modes are available:

The baseline between performance and efficiency.

ECO: Maximizes savings by smoothing out throttle and moderating the air conditioning

Power: throttle control along adjustments to the steering feel

ES Technical Details

The ES 300h is by a 2AR-FXE 2.5L 4-cylinder Cycle hybrid engine, with a E-CVT transaxle uses two electric motors — one to electricity, the other to use electricity. As a the ES 300h has a combined 200 hp and 156 lb.ft of and delivers an estimated 40 city/39 combined mpg.

The ES 300h is equipped with the same Mode Select as the standard gas ES but picks up an EV mode option allows the vehicle to the vehicle go 25 mph for up to a half mile purely on power.

One impressive aspect of the ES is the compact design of the battery which sits directly the rear seats:

LEXUS ES250/350/300H


Using similar techniques with the fourth generation GS, the new ES has to a more balanced suspension — is still an emphasis on ride but handling has been much

One focus was on body rigidity, high-tensile-strength sheet steel throughout the body (reducing by almost 90 pounds) and a number of added to the rear subframe:

the ES now has opposite-wound front coil a revised rear suspension, and shock absorbers — all meant to ride comfort and overall The Electric Power Steering has also been reconfigured a quicker ratio to improve

Safety Features

Beyond the ten installed in the ES, there are a number of safety features available, with the Blind Spot with Rear Cross Alert — two features best by video:

Also added to the ES was Alert:

Two other notable features: Intuitive Park which helps guide the into a parking spot sonar, and automatic high

Color Wheel Options

The ES debut the Silver Lining color — the remainder are all existing colors:

The ES will be available in interior colors — Black . Gray Parchment :

The ES 350 and ES 300h both get an exclusive wood option, with Birdseye for the ES 350 and Bamboo for the ES hybrid:

The bamboo in the ES 300h is a much color than the wood seen in the GS hybrid — this is to windshield glare.

The ES will be with four different designs:

Standard Equipment

For the ES 350 . equipment will include Mode Select, LED daytime lights, a power moonroof, alloy wheels, smart automatic temperature control, power driver and passenger seats, a NuLuxe interior, and a tire pressure monitoring

For the ES 300h . standard equipment is the as with the ES 350, but also EV Mode, unique 17-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, exhaust, and Bamboo interior


In the USA, the ES will be with three packages, all of will require either the Display Audio or Navigation

Premium Package (ES350/ES300h): wood trim, wood-trimmed and steering wheel and shift NuLuxe seat trim, seat memory, and the power steering wheel.

Luxury (ES 350/ES 300h): Premium plus HID headlamps, leather-trimmed climate controlled seats and ventilated), power rear and Intuitive Park Assist.

Luxury Package (ES350/ES300h): Package plus the panoramic roof (ES 350 only), rain-sensing with de-icer, heated steering wheel, passenger memory, driver’s seat extender, ambient lighting, rear door shades, and power trunk.

There are also a number of factory options available, Lexus Display Audio . the package, navigation with Levinson audio, Lexus System (PCS) with radar cruise control, spot monitor with cross-traffic alert, and lane assist with auto

This ends my technical of the 2013 ES — check back on the for my personal impressions of both the ES 350 ES as I take to the roads of Newberg, Special thanks to Lexus for me to this event.

LEXUS ES250/350/300H
LEXUS ES250/350/300H
LEXUS ES250/350/300H
LEXUS ES250/350/300H


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