Lexus ES 300h 2.5 4dr CVT Premium Edition Review

Category: Luxury car

Section: Version review

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  • Lexus ES 2022 alloy wheel detail
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RRP £39,310What Car? Target Price£36,721
Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
4 doors

The Lexus ES isn't a bad choice – especially if you're a company car driver and don't want (or can't have) a plug-in hybrid. It's just a pity that the engine sounds coarse when you work it hard, and that the infotainment system is a faff to use.

This entry-level model comes well equipped, with 18in alloy wheels, electric seats, a sunroof, an 12.3in touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto and a rear-view camera. It's our pick of the range.

The Lexus ES is one of the slowest luxury cars you can buy, although it's unlikely to leave you cursing its lack of performance. Its 2.5-litre petrol engine and electric motors team up to deliver a maximum of 176bhp, and if you put your foot down hard from a standstill, you'll be doing 62mph in 8.9 seconds.


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Key information

Doors4
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
GearboxAUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

55.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

454

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

120

g/km