Lexus ES 300h 2.5 Takumi 4dr CVT Review

Category: Luxury car

Section: Version review

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  • Lexus ES 2022 front left tracking
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  • Lexus ES 2022 interior dashboard
  • Lexus ES 2022 interior rear seats
  • Lexus ES 2022 interior infotainment
  • Lexus ES 2022 front right tracking
  • Lexus ES 2022 front left tracking
  • Lexus ES 2022 left static
  • Lexus ES 2022 front static
  • Lexus ES 2022 rear static
  • Lexus ES 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Lexus ES 2022 headlight detail
  • Lexus ES 2022 rear lights detail
  • Lexus ES 2022 grille detail
  • Lexus ES 2022 interior front seats
  • Lexus ES 2022 interior detail
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  • Lexus ES 2022 boot open
RRP £56,345What Car? Target Price£52,890
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.

The most luxurious ES is quite a leap up in price over the rest of the range, but comes lavishly equipped. You get a head-up display, 17-speaker Mark Levinson premium surround sound system, heated rear seats and a powered bootlid.

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