Lexus ES 300h 2.5 4dr CVT [Premium Pack] Review

Category: Luxury car

Section: Version review

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Lexus ES 2022 front right tracking
  • Lexus ES 2022 front right tracking
  • Lexus ES rear - 20 plate
  • Lexus ES dashboard - 68 plate
  • Lexus ES rear seats - 68 plate
  • Lexus ES infotainment screen - 68 plate
  • Lexus ES 2022 right tracking
  • Lexus ES 2022 interior front seats
  • Lexus ES 2022 interior detail
  • Lexus ES 2022 interior detail
  • Lexus ES 2022 interior sunroof
  • Lexus ES 2022 interior detail
  • Lexus ES 2022 interior detail
  • Lexus ES 2022 front right tracking
  • Lexus ES rear - 20 plate
  • Lexus ES dashboard - 68 plate
  • Lexus ES rear seats - 68 plate
  • Lexus ES infotainment screen - 68 plate
  • Lexus ES 2022 right tracking
  • Lexus ES 2022 interior front seats
  • Lexus ES 2022 interior detail
  • Lexus ES 2022 interior detail
  • Lexus ES 2022 interior sunroof
  • Lexus ES 2022 interior detail
  • Lexus ES 2022 interior detail
RRP £44,015What Car? Target Price£41,647
Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
4 doors

There’s an awful lot to recommend the Lexus ES. For the most part it’s comfortable, quiet and spacious, and the running costs for company car drivers are below those of many diesel rivals. It's just a pity that its engine sounds coarse when you work it hard, and that its infotainment system is a faff to use.

This entry-level model comes well equipped, with 17in alloy wheels, electric front seats, sunroof, an 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto and a rear-view camera. There's also an ES Premium Edition trim that has 18in wheels, a 12.3in touchscreen infotainment system, a wireless phone-charger, privacy glass and automatic wipers.

This 2.5-litre petrol engine is the sole option available in the ES range. It has 215bhp and takes 8.9sec to get from 0-62mph before reaching a top speed of 112mph. This comes with an automatic gearbox and is front-wheel-drive only, but the hybrid system helps lower CO2 emissions and reach an official 50mpg.


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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

51.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

454

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

125

g/km