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2019 ES 350 Premium 4dr Sedan
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Price:   -  From $39,750
2019 ES 300h Premium 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $41,560
2019 ES 350 Luxury 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $42,405
2019 ES 350 Ultra Luxury 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $43,400
2019 ES 300h Luxury 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $44,215
2019 ES 350 F Sport 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $44,285
2019 ES 300h Ultra Luxury 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $45,210
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Overview

The Lexus ES has been a mainstay of the brand's lineup in much the same way a large tree anchors a backyard; its quiet, unassuming presence doesn't thrill or excite, but it's still pleasantly reassuring and familiar. With an all-new 2019 Lexus ES, the automaker has had to work carefully to preserve the car's traditional selling points while simultaneously expanding its appeal beyond those simply looking for a modern Buick LeSabre. Whether or not the crossover-obsessed buying public will embrace it is still to be determined, but the comfortable ES soundly proves that not every entry-level luxury sedan needs to be a dedicated rear-wheel-drive sport sedan.

What's New for 2019

The 2019 Lexus ES is all new.

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Choosing Your Lexus ES

Just like the retiring generation, the new ES is available in one of two guises: the standard ES 350 or the hybrid ES 300h. The former will likely be the volume model, and the 350 nomenclature denotes the familiar 3.5-liter V6 that once again returns for duty. This time around, upgrades like direct injection and variable valve timing mean that Lexus has been able to eek out more power, bringing total engine output to 302 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque.

Routing this power to the front wheels is an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission. With two additional cogs compared to last year, this transmission improves fuel economy and throttle response. The transmission can also skip gears when stepping down, such as when dipping into the throttle for passing or merging. It also should be at least partially credited for lowering the zero-to-60 mph time by half a second; the ES 350 now gets this task done in 6.6 seconds. According to the EPA, the 2019 ES gets up to 22 miles per gallon city, 33 mpg highway, and 26 combined.

If you're looking for maximizing gas mileage, though, the hybrid ES 300h is the clear winner. It combines an all-new 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a 29-kW, 245-volt battery for a total system output of 215 hp and 176 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy checks in at an EPA-estimated 43/45/44 mpg (city/highway/combined) – not bad for a 196-inch-long, 3,800-pound automobile. Of all the technical updates sprinkled onto the 300h, buyers will probably be happiest with the revised hybrid battery, which has been made more compact. Its smaller size now allows it to sit under the back seat rather than take up space in the trunk, as it did in the preceding generation. The result is an improved 16.7 cubic feet of trunk space, finally on par with the standard ES 350.

For the first time, the ES now offers an F Sport package for those looking to liven things up behind the wheel. Its main calling card is a set of adaptive dampers that are capable of up to 650 distinct adjustments. Every second, the car analyzes a number of technical factors and adjusts these trick shocks accordingly to deliver the expected and anticipated ride and handling characteristics. There's five distinct drive modes that guide the response of the dampers, with the most aggressive – Sport Plus – giving credibility to the idea of a sporty ES, and the softest – Comfort – appeasing returning buyers. These dampers are also standard on the Ultra Luxury model.

The F Sport is the only trim exclusive to the ES 350. The other three trims – base ES 350, Luxury, and Ultra Luxury – are offered with either powertrain, with the ES 300h costing an additional $1,810 across the board. Some standalone options include the $900 17-speaker Mark Levinson sound system, $1,515 triple-beam LED headlights, and a $500 panorama glass roof.

Lexus ES

Base

The base ES 350 starts at $40,525 (all prices include the $1,025 destination charge). It comes with 17-inch wheels, LED lights, a moonroof, leatherette seating, 10-way power seats, a seven-inch driver information display, dual-zone climate control, three USB ports, a 10-speaker sound system, and an eight-inch touchscreen with the Lexus Enform app suite. Also standard is the Lexus Safety System Plus 2.0, which includes a forward collision system with pedestrian, bicyclist, and oncoming vehicle detection, adaptive cruise control, lane trace assist, lane keeping assist, lane departure assist, automatic high beams, and Enform Safety Connect features that can alert authorities in the event of a collision or offer roadside assistance.

Three option packages are available. The Premium Package is $1,175 and includes a power tilt and telescoping steering wheel with memory function, heated and ventilated seats, driver seat memory, rain-sensing wipers, and side mirrors with reverse tilt and memory function. The Navigation Package is $1,920 and includes a 12.3-inch touchscreen display with navigation and Apple CarPlay, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and voice command as well as destination assist. The Premium Audio Package is $3,000 and includes the 17-speaker Mark Levinson Sound System as well as the contents of the Navigation Package.

Individual options include a wireless charger ($75), a wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel ($300), a power open and close trunk with kick sensor ($550), and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert ($1,065).

The base hybrid ES 300h has the same standard features and available options as the ES 350, but has a base price of $42,335.

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Luxury

Stepping up from the base model brings buyers to the ES 350 Luxury, which starts at $45,525. They're sneaky here; while the advertised base price is $42,155, there's enough mandatory options to automatically bring the price up nearly $3,400 dollars. Those no-choice "options" include the power sunshade, rear blind-spot monitoring, wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel, and 18-inch wheels. Other standard features included in the Luxury are genuine leather, ambient interior lighting, wood trim, heated external mirrors with memory, and acoustic side glass. The base model's Premium Package is included as standard, but the Navigation and Mark Levinson packages both return for the same price.

The ES 300h Luxury starts at $47,335 and offers the same features and available options.

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Ultra Luxury

The Ultra Luxury is, well, the ultra-luxurious ES. It has a sticker price of $49,425, and builds upon the Luxury model by adding semi-aniline leather upholstery, 14-way power seats, manual door sunshades, active performance dampers front and rear, and the hands-free power trunk opener as standard. Also standard here is the heated, wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel, wiper de-froster, fast-response interior heater, unique 18-inch wheels, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. The contents of the Navigation Package are standard, but the Mark Levinson Package can be subbed in for it for an additional $1,080.

The ES 300h Ultra Luxury has a base price of $51,235 and offers the same features and available options.

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F Sport

The only trim exclusive to the ES 350 is the $46,125 F Sport. Tailored toward enthusiasts, the F Sport includes front and rear adaptive dampers, aluminium interior trim, 19-inch wheels, Active Noise Control, and a plethora of distinctive F Sport goodies like seats, gauges, pedals, shifter, and grille. An eight-inch driver information display replaces the seven-inch ones found in lesser ES models.

Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert is standard, but all other regular options are available here as well. As with the rest of the ES line, the $1,920 Navigation Package and $3,000 Mark Levinson Package are also up for grabs.

CarsDirect Tip

If you're an audiophile, don't skip out on the Mark Levinson sound system. It's pricey, but the acoustical goodness from those 17 speakers will reward you long after the price is forgotten. Likewise, those who want some verve from their 2019 Lexus ES should steer themselves directly to the F Sport, which, thanks to those adaptive dampers, is the closest thing to a sporty sedan the ES has ever been.

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: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Looking good. The all-new 2019 Lexus ES sheds the last vestige of blandness from the nameplate, from the defining spindle grille to the asymmetric dash.

Outside, the roofline trails lower, with big shoulder lines drawing attention to the shapely LED taillights. Inside, Lexus signals this is no ordinary sedan with an eclectic mixing of twisty traction/drive mode controls, a dash with a lack of symmetry, and spectacular fit and finish. The seats up front encourage long-distance cruising, with equally comfortable seating in back for three and enough room for six-footers to sit behind six-footers.

Our only gripe is the annoyingly distracting, console-mounted, touchpad infotainment controller – although standard Apple CarPlay capability (Android Auto is still missing in action) alleviates a number of related issues.

Multiple personalities. For 2019, the 3.5-liter V6 found in gasoline-only models receives an additional 34 horsepower (to 302) and 19 pound-feet of torque (to 267). It feeds power to the front wheels through a velvety smooth eight-speed automatic transmission.

The first-for-ES F Sport model adds adaptive dampers, a Sport Plus mode with quicker steering and improved throttle response, along with a pleasant exhaust bark played through the speakers.

If the gasoline-only version's EPA-estimated 22 miles per gallon city, 33 mpg highway, and 26 combined doesn't thrill your tree-hugging heart, the equally sybaritic Lexus ES 300h is the most impressive fuel-sipper in the class, with an EPA-estimated 43/45/44 mpg (city/highway/combined).


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Top Safety Pick. The IIHS adds a "Plus" to that moniker when the ES is equipped with optional adaptive headlights that add to a comprehensive list of standard safety systems. These include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic high beams.

Final thoughts. Along with a stunning new design that tosses tradition aside, the 2019 Lexus ES offers a wide range of advanced safety features, a new F Sport model with an adaptive suspension that takes advantage of the additional power, and a class-topping hybrid version.

We would've been pleased with just the new design and added performance, but Lexus’ spacious and comfortable premium-to-luxury interior cabin completes the package. If they could fix the complicated infotainment system and offer an all-wheel-drive option for those of us who live up north, the close-to-perfect ES would be … perfect, that is.

In terms of the competition, the Kia Cadenza and Chrysler 300 offer more spacious interiors. The Chrysler, along with the Acura TLX, Audi A4, Cadillac ATS, Genesis G70, INFINITI Q50, and Lincoln MKZ offer an AWD option, while optional engines offer more power under the hoods of the Cadillac, Chrysler, Genesis, INFINITI, Lincoln, Kia Stinger, and Volvo S60.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 302 HP / 267 ft.lbs.
Transmission
8-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
22 / 33 / 27 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 302 HP / 267 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
22 / 33 / 27 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
15.9 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$61
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
16.7 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
100 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
195.9 "
Exterior Width
73.4 "
Exterior Height
56.9 "
Front Headroom
37.5 "
Rear Headroom
37.8 "
Front Legroom
42.4 "
Rear Legroom
39.2 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.9 "
Rear Shoulder Room
54.3 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,649 Lbs.
Wheel Base
113 "
Turning Radius
19.0 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Machined Aluminum / 18.0 " Machined Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote / Dual Power Remote W/tilt Down
Bumpers
Front Body-colored With Chrome Insert
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Nuluxe Leatherette
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center With Pass-thru
Rear Seats
Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan / Mark Levinson Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
10 Pioneer / 17 Brand / 17 Mark Levinson
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
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
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
Lexus Safety System+ Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot Monitor Blind Spot / Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure Alert (lda) With Steering Assist Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Pre-collision System (pcs) Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Vehicle Sway Warning Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Intelligent High Beam Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Park Assist Front And Rear / Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
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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