Test Drive 2013 Lexus ES 350 & ES 300h

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Test Drive: 2013 ES 350 ES 300h

By B. Schaffer / 27 July / Comments are Disabled

By Barbara Schaffer

Newberg, Oregon In generations the Lexus ES has mostly a gussied up version of the Toyota That’s certainly not a bad thing, the Camry is an excellent car and great to build from.  If there was any it was that the two models were close with the top level XLE being nearly as luxurious as the ES.

The 2013 Lexus ES takes on of the Lexus family signature and at first glance can even be with the larger new Lexus However, it’s now much to distinguish the Camry from the After more than 20 on the market, the sixth generation is now in two distinctive models, the ES 350 and the all-new ES hybrid version.

The new 2013 Lexus ES design includes a lower profile, wheelbase and slightly longer with shorter overhangs.  The new fascia includes LED daytime lights and a combination of lights in the  The two models are more distinguished from the rear – the ES 350 has exhaust outlets while the has a hidden exhaust, and an integrated spoiler.

The Hybrid also has blue badging and exclusive alloy wheels.

Inside, models use the same luxurious elements and craftsmanship including touches like the hand dash covering.  The interior is with wood and brushed accents and a wood and leather wheel (optional) complete multiple redundant controls.  The interior of the new ES includes an additional inches of rear legroom and 2.8 of knee room.

Audiophiles will appreciate the end Mark Levinson® Audio/Navigation that boasts 835 watts of DVD-audio/video, 15 speakers, 5.1 channel with 7.1  architecture.  (We that means something to

Controls and displays are large and placed for driver convenience, and we the Remote Touch Interface that is used to control the audio, phone and optional system.   We think it is the best system in the business, because it just like your mouse.

The front-wheel drive ES 350 is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine.  It is mated a six-speed electronically controlled and the pair makes a 0 to 60 mph run in 7.1-seconds fuel economy of 21 mpg city and 31 mpg

The ES 300h gets its power the Lexus Hybrid Drive which uses a 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle engine and motor.  Combined the pair 200 horsepower.  The ES 300h is to earn EPA fuel economy of approximately 40 mpg city, 39 mpg highway and 39 mpg

  The system uses a sophisticated management system, high (12 compression ratio and the gas engine has no belts.  Rather the ES 300h is with an electric water electric power steering and an hybrid electric motor/generator.   The uses a high efficiency controlled CVT (continuously variable

The electric motor drives the ES at low speeds while the battery is and when the vehicle is in the EV mode at low The instrument panel adjusts to the drive mode –when the car is in the mode the IP shows a tachometer, it’s in the electric mode it the hybrid power monitor.  most hybrids, the ES 300h charges from regenerative

Both ES model have a body structure than the generation and ride on a four-wheel suspension with MacPherson front and rear.  They also have four-wheel brakes and all the electronic safety like anti-lock, brake electronic brakeforce distribution and stability control.

New for the 2013 Lexus ES are a of available safety features and aids, including blind monitor with Rear Traffic Alert to detect passing behind the car when the car is out of parking spot unfortunately, the doesn’t work for people or It also has an available a Pre-Collision (PCS), which uses from a radar system to certain obstructions ahead, and the vehicle for potential collisions.   It has a class-leading 10 airbags as standard

Available in dealerships in August, the new ES 350 has a price of $36,995, including the charge.  That’s a decrease of 1.7 from the previous

generation.  The 2013 Lexus ES luxury hybrid pricing is $2,750 more than the gas with pricing at $39,745.

new entry-level luxury sedans a high level of luxury safety equipment and value in a body design.


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