Lexus ES 300h 2.5 Takumi 4dr CVT Review

Category: Luxury car

Section: Version review

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  • Lexus ES interior back seats
  • Lexus ES interior infotainment
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  • Lexus ES grille detail
  • Lexus ES alloy wheel detail
  • Lexus ES headlights detail
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  • Lexus ES interior front seats
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RRP £56,365What Car? Target Price£51,528
Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
4 doors

The ES is a very compelling choice considering its low-price, minimal running costs versus rivals, and outstanding amount of standard equipment and safety features. It still lags behind rivals for performance and outright driver appeal, plus there is still some coarseness from its hybrid system under acceleration.

Range-topping Takumi adds an electric tailgate, a head-up display and an excellent 17-speaker Mark Levinson sound system

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

54.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

454

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

121

g/km