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2013 Lexus ES 300h: luxury and hybrid technology in one (Test Drive)

The ES 300h is the level sedan in Lexus’s hybrid collection. Starting at a reasonable $39,350, it comes in at than $20,000 less their next level the GS 450h, and almost $81,000 than the ridiculously lux LS 600h L. But about the 300h feels level. Not the looks, the comfort, the or the drive.

Given that basically invented modern technology, and have been it longer than anyone (fun fact), 92% of all Lexus sold in Europe are hybrids—I a lot out of the car. It’s also the ES 300h with Lexus Drive, so I wanted a lot more a Prius feel to the engine and the And the ES 300h delivered.

Under the Hood and On the Road

The ES is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder + electric motor that, generate 200 total system the gas powered engine accounting for 156 of horses. In a vehicle that is long and fairly heavy at under 4,000 lbs. think that the engine feel anemic or overtaxed, a 4 year-old pulling mom and dad in a wagon. Not so.

I drove the ES on surface roads, I the ride to be exceptionally comfortable, no hesitation or feeling like got to dig your spurs in to get it to go. And the shifting electric to gas is seamless.

I also had the chance to unwind the ES on in Michigan, and the performance was admirable—especially for a that’s more lux than You’ve got ample acceleration, but not It takes the ES a little over 8 to go from 0-60, but even so, you have to worry about on the highway or passing trucks.

If you want higher end performance, up to the GS 450h.


The 300h has an estimated EPA economy ratings of 40 mpg city, 39 mpg and 40 mpg combined. For the week that had the I averaged 36 mpg, and I wasn’t gentle on the throttle. In fact the features a Drive Mode feature, with Normal, Sport, and EV modes.

I had it in Sport much of the time, it down to Eco for highway driving. And in Eco the 300h performed well, you leave it in that mode and be perfectly happy.

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Lexus is known for and comfort, and even at this level you’ll get plenty—along a nice selection of high toys to make the ride enjoyable and safer.

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My tester with the available 12-way seat with a seat that extends by 1.4 inches. A touch to give us longer people better leg support. The ES has the Remote Touch Interface, a video game-like controller in the console that controls a on the screen to operate the climate, phone controls, optional system and more.

It takes a bit to get used to—and I touchscreens—but after a little you get used to it, and it does seem than reaching over to tap the

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I was also able to the available 15-speaker, 835 watt Levinson® audio system the eight-inch display screen, HD with iTunes tagging, DVD and a Sirius XM Satellite Radio It’s a ridiculously pricy at $3,745 for the package, and I’m not I’d spring for it if I had to dig into my own But having that rich, sound to drown out the noise of the around me, was pretty priceless.

As a bonus, it also features Levinson’s exclusive GreenEdge that doubles the output of the while reducing energy by fifty percent. So I told that blaring that was somehow helping the environment.

The highlight of the interior for me is the accent that surrounds the cockpit and wheel. The regular choices of woodgrains or aluminum are replaced by grown on Lexus’s own sustainable reminding you every time you behind the wheel, that in an eco-friendly vehicle.

The Lexus ES makes a statement made on sides of the ride, striking a balance between a car that lightly on the planet, while you to your destination in comfort and

Lexus ES Electric Cars
Lexus ES Electric Cars
Lexus ES Electric Cars
Lexus ES Electric Cars
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