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2016 Lexus ES 300h

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2016 Base 4dr Sedan
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Price:   -  From $41,020


Combining hybrid efficiency, sharp styling and a reputation for steadfast reliability, the ES 300h is an excellent reminder of how Lexus has remained leader in the luxury hybrid category. Drivers can enjoy aggressive acceleration while still achieving an EPA-estimated 40 mpg average thanks to the ES 300h’s hybrid powertrain.

What's New for 2016

Changes to the ES 300h this year are minor and focus primarily on refreshed interior and exterior design elements. LED headlights are now standard and work with a redesigned fascia to give the appearance of a wider stance. New exterior colors and interior finishes are now offered as well.

Lexus ES 300h

Choosing Your Lexus ES 300h

Lexus ES 300h

With only one trim level to choose from, selecting an ES 300h is about determining which package of options fits you best.

The base model starts with 2.5-liter four-cylinder gas powered engine with an electric motor that generates 200 horsepower. With its continuously variable transmission (CVT) the ES 300h delivers an EPA fuel rating of 40 mpg city/39 mpg highway. One of the features that makes it more fun than your typical hybrid is the ability to choose from four different driving modes. This gives you the ability to shift from efficiency-focused driving characteristics to a bit of performance demeanor with the push of a button.

Additional standard features include pushbutton start, dual-zone climate control, a moonroof and a 4.2-inch display. An eight-speaker sound system with in-dash CD player, USB/iPod connectivity, Bluetooth audio streaming and a SiriusXM Satellite Radio receiver is also included.

  • For an additional $730 the Premium Package adds genuine wood accents, 10-way power adjustable front seats, programmable personalized electronic settings, remote keyless entry and a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel.
  • The Luxury Package adds $1,670 and starts with everything in the Premium Package. It also includes an embossed-stitch perforated leather trim interior, heated and ventilated front seats, and a wood-trimmed console.
  • Adding $3,000 nets you the Ultra Luxury Package. This includes everything in both the Premium and Luxury Packages and adds a power rear sunshade with manual rear-door sunshades, a driver’s seat power cushion, programmable personalized electronic settings for both driver and passenger seats, and ambient interior lighting.

There is also a pair of tech packages:

  • The Navigation Package can be added to any of the other packages for an additional $1,530. It includes a high-resolution color LCD display with a suite of compatible apps, voice activated navigation, remote touch navigation controller and in-dash DVD/CD player.
  • Or for an additional $2,650, the Navigation/Mark Levinson Premium Audio Package includes the entire Navigation Package plus the 15-speaker, 5.1-channel, 835-watt Mark Levinson audio system and an 8-inch high resolution LCD display.

Other options include the Lexus Safety System, which offers a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert, steering assist, intelligent high-beam headlamps and more.

CarsDirect Tip

The base ES comes pretty well loaded, and many features are available as standalone additions. This makes it easy to add the features you want and remain under the $50,000 mark, a relative bargain for a luxury hybrid with strong resale value.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L I-4 / 156 HP / 156 ft.lbs.
2-spd sequential shift control CVT w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
40 / 39 / 40 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L I-4 / 156 HP / 156 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
40 / 39 / 40 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Strut
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
17.2 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
12.1 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
100 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
193.3 "
Exterior Width
71.7 "
Exterior Height
57.1 "
Front Headroom
37.5 "
Rear Headroom
37.5 "
Front Legroom
41.9 "
Rear Legroom
40.0 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.6 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,660 Lbs.
Wheel Base
111 "
Turning Radius
18.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
17.0 " Silver Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote W/tilt Down Heated
Grille Moldings
Metal-look W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Nuluxe Leatherette / Leather
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power) / (10-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power) / (10-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
8 / 15 Brand
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt / Power Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
72 Months / 70,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
12 Months / 10,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles

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