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2020 Lexus ES: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

, Automotive Editor - September 28, 2018
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Model Preview

In 2019, Lexus released the redesigned ES. With its paint still drying, we expect the 2020 Lexus ES to carry over unchanged.

As a carryover model, we expect no visual changes to the 2020 Lexus ES. It will continue with the same wider, lower, and sportier look it gained in 2019. The new-generation Lexus ES also gained a brand-new interior that included logically placed controls, a 7-inch floating touchscreen, a three-spoke steering wheel, and plenty of metallic highlights. We expect this newly designed cabin to carry over in the 2020 Lexus ES.

With no changes coming, we expect the 2020 Lexus ES’ standard features to remain the same too. If this is accurate, it will come standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, full-LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, a power moonroof, leatherette upholstery, 10-way power front seats, a 7-inch instrument panel display, dual-zone climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, three USB ports, SiriusXM, Remote Touch Interface, 8-inch infotainment screen, Bluetooth connectivity, and more.


2019 Lexus ES

Under its hood, we expect the 2020 Lexus ES’ greasy bits to remain the same, so we expect the same 3.5-liter V6 engine with 302 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. This engine will pair with an eight-speed direct-shift automatic transmission that will deliver power to the front wheels. We also expect the ES 300h to carry on with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motor that combine for 215 hp and 44 miles per gallon combined.

The IIHS has not tested the new-generation Lexus ES for safety, but the previous generation was a Top Safety Pick. The new-gen Lexus ES boasts standard Lexus Safety System+ 2.0, which includes automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning with steering assist, lane-tracing assist, adaptive cruise control, and road-sign assist. We expect the 2020 Lexus ES to carry on with the same standard safety features.

Pricing & Release Date

Lexus has not announced when the 2020 ES will hit showrooms, but we should learn more soon, so check back.

Because we expect the 2020 Lexus ES to be a carryover model, we also expect its pricing to remain very close to the current model’s MSRP range of $40,495 to $51,205 (destination fees included).

The 2020 Lexus ES will battle the Acura RLX, Jaguar XF, and Lincoln MKZ.

Learn about the current ES on sale now »

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Pictured: 2019 ES

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