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Earth Day Celebration: Lexus ES Hybrid

On Earth Day, got a story to share that’s informative and right on time for the ahead when many take to the open road for a RR–be it a quick weekend or full fledged vacation. way, I’ve got the  perfect to get you there at a fraction of the cost in gas you’re used to spending: The Lexus ES 300h…with the “h” representing

Since back in the day when was a puppy, Lexus, the high end of Prius is the poster child for engine vehicle technology and has offered the combination fuel friendly gas and battery powered we call hybrids in several of vehicles, including the flagship LS, the GS, and the RX Then in 2010, the brand its first dedicated hybrid Lexus CT. But not until now has the corporation’s winning hybrid technology available in the Lexus ES, which is THE best selling vehicle in the brand.

What does it mean? How this: I drove from Georgia, for a weekend getaway to the Wine Festival–a five trek of approximately 400 miles way–on a tank and a quarter of And mind you, that’s unleaded with the manufacturer’s So we’re talking about $75 trip), to roll in style, a lot of eyes looking, for one or up to four passengers comfortably seated. that for a happy Earth

As for looks, the ES has always scored the exception of the 4th generation, during years 2002-2006. It was just about the design of the 4th generation in the words of Looney Tunes Elmer Fudd, “wubbed me da way!” But the follow-up to it in 2007 was enough a winner. It let to the current arriving in 2012 with the new signature spindle grill and a few angles to sleeken the look, was refreshed in 2013 with LED running lights. And God help you if trying to sell yourself as a brand or vehicle and don’t LED DRL’s. Even the low end brands to compete with an upscale have been featuring LED for years now. And fortunately, is the pack leader among all  Japanese luxury

car manufacturers when it comes to LED Their entire lineup LED DRL ready! So what’s Acura and are waiting for?

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The ES 300h has all of the basics features known to luxury car owners and as well as a few new ones such as to start, a keyless entry and system from any door when the key fab in close proximity. messages (SMS/text and emails) your handheld device can be to you or by you on, which is another great day convenience. But other features as rain sensing wipers to to when the wipers should on/remain on and at what speed, as as lane keep assist (to the driver that he/she is their respective lane), and some safety related avoidance features offered on the more expensive siblings—are not on the $38,850 ES 300h. Perhaps the missed of all during my five drive was an adaptive cruise feature and seats that versus just heated–which it has for row passengers.

Under the hood of the ES 300h’s gasoline and battery powered are a total of 200 horses. In comparison to the ES gasoline only engine a 268 horses under the hood and a economy rating of 24 miles per (combined city/highway), versus the  ES 40 miles per gallon–the only you’re likely to notice a in power is when driving in the mode, which is where I while at cruising speeds on the But when the time came to or cut through traffic (and while driving through traffic),  I’d flip the options of Eco / Normal / Sport—one to the right and enter Sport mode. The difference in throttle and handling is felt immediately, the type of fly guy effect we don’t associate with driving a That’s why I can’t wait to you all about the GS 450h. So stay  for that.

Meanwhile, if normal will do for you, I hope to have your eyes to the possibility of a hot whip for under $40K, an annual fuel cost of $1,300 (with gas at $3.45 per driving approximately 15,000 So say goodbye to the days when were all pretty much looking cars that pizzaz…the kind you’d be seen in!

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