The price of the mono-trim 2017 Lexus ES 300h, without any additional options, is $42,795 (including a $975 destination charge), and comes with standard features like:
- Seven-inch infotainment screen
- Bluetooth phone and music streaming, iPod connectivity, and Siri Eyes Free
- Real wood trim
- Dual-zone automatic climate control
- Push-button start
- Rear-view camera
- LED headlights, taillights
- 10-way power seats
Our $47,415 tester had a number of additional options including blind spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert ($500), a Mark Levinson stereo with an eight-inch infotainment system and navigation ($2,590), parallel park assist ($500), a $730 Premium Package that included a driver's side memory function, power tilt/telescoping steering, wood interior trim, and a wood/leather-trimmed steering wheel ($300).
New for 2017, all ES models come with forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assist, and automatic high beams at a price premium of only $800 over 2016 models.
The ES 300h uses a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor to generate 200 system horsepower, while a continuously variable transmission with Eco/Normal, EV, and Sport modes puts the power to the front wheels. The ES 300h comes with an EPA-estimated 40 miles per gallon in the city, 39 on the highway, and 40 combined. That bests the gasoline-only ES 350"s EPA-estimated 21 miles per gallon in the city, 30 on the highway, and 24 combined, but at a premium of $2,920.