What Car? says...
The Lexus ES is aimed at anyone looking for a luxury car that combines the tax advantages of a hybrid without the faff of plugging it in. Indeed, almost every model in the current Lexus range is helped along by at least one electric motor.
This seventh-generation ES is the first version available in the UK (Lexus aimed previous versions primarily at the US market), and under its bonnet is a 2.5-litre petrol engine that’s assisted by two motors.
The ES isn't the best luxury car for performance and driver involvement, but as an efficient hybrid car it is a great choice for private buyers looking for a luxurious vehicle with low-running costs.
The ES is indeed based on the same platform as the 2019-2022 Toyota Camry and they share the same hybrid system. The ES has a more upmarket interior of the two, which is hardly a surprise: Lexus is the luxury arm of Toyota.
At 4975mm in length, the ES is quite a large car. It’s also 1865mm in width (not including mirrors) and 1445mm tall.
The ES is one of the more affordable luxury cars – undercutting base-spec versions of the Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class by quite some margin. It even has excellent resale values, which helps to keep monthly PCP finance quotes competitive.
|RRP price range||£40,000 - £56,365|
|Number of trims (see all)||3|
|Number of engines (see all)||1|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||hybrid|
|MPG range across all versions||53.3 - 55.4|
|Available doors options||4|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£2,226 / £3,142|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£4,451 / £6,284|