Road test 2014 Lexus ES300h Driving

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Road test: 2014 ES300h

The Lexus ES 300h’s shape features the new grille common to the brand’s model

The ES 300h features a simple and dash layout.

The 2.5-litre cycle engine is a four-cylinder mated to the Lexus Hybrid electric motor.

The ES 300h three cubic feet of in the trunk when compared to its the ES 350, as the battery units up space and prohibit folding the

The 8-inch display screen is a and can be controlled using a computer control mounted to the centre

Luxury sedan may share components with Camry, but car is more substantial in many

Value for money Good

would I change? Rear compartment lacks headroom.

projector lights and LED daytime lights help illuminate the

Russell Purcell, Driving

The ES 300h is a very good Unfortunately, it is also the Rodney of the automotive world as it is a model doesn’t get the respect that it

What’s the problem, you ask? The issue is that the typical of the modern hybrid vehicle is a consumer looking to get the best and stretch every dollar. At an price of $52,621, the 2014 ES 300h is not inexpensive, and when with similarly equipped like the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 and Lincoln MKZ it becomes apparent that the car is in well priced for this

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However, the biggest to ES 300h sales comes an in-house contender from company Toyota that can be had for less money. The Toyota Hybrid shares most of its and major components with the ES 300h and can be had for about $15,000 than the Lexus. This the Camry Hybrid a steal, for those environmentally conscious looking to reduce their footprint without exhausting savings, or laying waste to the budget.

The Lexus on the other is a more substantial car, in ways than one. stepping into a Lexus tend to be immediately smitten by the as Toyota has worked very to bestow its luxury division an environment and philosophy designed satisfying the needs and wants of customers in short order. The is on providing individual attention to clientele, and one look at customer results prove that excels in this department.

The ES 300h has a very rather styling, but it looks classy.

Purcell, Driving

The ES 300h offers a slightly larger compartment, as the car is marginally longer a Camry overall, and the wheelbase has stretched to help augment legroom.

I had more than room to wiggle the toes of my big 12 feet in the rear foot but I did find myself wanting headroom in the rear passenger At six-foot-two, I found the need to my head forward or sideways in to find enough airspace for my big Luckily, I got to spend my time behind the wheel, where I had than enough leg-, and headroom.

The quality of the materials and pieces used throughout the ES are a step above those on the Camry, and one look at the exterior and appointments suggest that care was taken to give the its own identity. The look is simple, but

Sure, the Lexus offers refined styling and a more and -feeling interior environment, but it comes to the mechanical bits, are very few differences between the two Both cars derive motivation from the 2.5-litre, Atkinson cycle engine, produces 200 horsepower and 156 lb.-ft. of Power delivery is to the front and the CVT works quietly to maximize efficiency.

The 2.5-litre Atkinson engine is a four-cylinder design to the Lexus Hybrid Drive motor.

Russell Purcell,

Lexus markets this mid-sized sedan as having efficiency comparable to that of a car, but without compromising on While 200-horsepower is a rather number in this day and age, is preserved by the fact that power plants feature torque due to the boost provided by the motor.

Acceleration from a to 100 km/h can be executed in about 7.5 This is an impressive number for a sedan fitted with a engine.

The ES300h features drive modes: Normal, Eco and At the twist of a dial the driver is to customize the vehicle’s engine and throttle response to best their mood or driving The colour of the compact instrument will change to reflect mode you select — red for Sport, for Eco.

In Sport mode, the ES 300h a driving experience akin to of the V6 equipped ES 350, to the point you soon forget that you are the wheel of a hybrid automobile. is precise and predictable, although the tires fitted to my test seemed prone to skating and during hard cornering

The instrument cluster includes a which allows you to monitor the of the electrical motor assist.

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Purcell, Driving

Alternately, in Eco mode, the car’s drive sets the engine and transmission to as efficiently as possible in an effort to fuel economy. This Eco is so well thought out that it adjusts the operation of variables the climate control system to further reduce consumption.

The ES also features an EV mode, permits low speed operation of the car for periods solely on electric Once the power reserve is or the system’s speed threshold is it will re-engage the gasoline without the need for driver It is a strange experience indeed to run in an urban setting, with the noise the sound of the tires on the road surface.

The ES 300h is a well-equipped, five-passenger which should appeal to the conscious buyer who is attracted by the impressive fuel efficiency, styling, and green image.

For consumers unwilling to pay the premium to own a Lexus product over one Toyota, the Camry Hybrid is on and ready to fill this For the Toyota Motor Company, is a win-win situation, and further why the company is the largest automobile in the world.

A simple dial allows the driver to customize the car s to suit their individual

Russell Purcell, Driving


Type of vehicle Front-wheel-drive, mid-sized hybrid sedan

2.5-litre, four-cylinder Atkinson engine with electric assist (Lexus Hybrid

Power 200 hp @ 5,700 rpm; 156 @ 4,500 rpm

Transmission Continuously variable

Brakes Four-wheel disc ABS

Standard features NuLuxe leather seats, dual-zone control, Siri Eyes-Free, Premium Audio with speakers, AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA, Bluetooth SiriusXM, remote keyless power adjustable front heated and ventilated front traction control, stability Halogen headlamps, LED running LED tail lamps, ABS brakes, Key System, full complement of (including front, knee, and curtain), ABS brakes, 17-inch wheels

Options Leather $6,400. Includes Mark Audio, 15-speakers, 8-inch screen, leather seating power rear window rear door sunshades, navigation system, remote interface, rain sensing woodgrain trim, auto-leveling HID illuminated entry system.Federal A/C Tax ($100), Tire levy AMVIC fee ($6.25)

LEXUS GS GS 300h SE E-CVT Continuosuly Variable
LEXUS GS GS 300h SE E-CVT Continuosuly Variable


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