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2020 Lexus ES

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2020 ES 350 Base 4dr Sedan
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Price:   -  From $39,900
2020 ES 300h Base 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $41,810
2020 ES 350 Luxury 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $42,755
2020 ES 350 Ultra Luxury 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $43,750
2020 ES 350 F SPORT 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $44,635
2020 ES 300h Luxury 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $44,665
2020 ES 300h Ultra Luxury 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $45,660
Expert Rating
4 (Excellent)

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: 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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What's New

Fresh off a 2019 redesign, the 2020 Lexus ES carries over with no significant changes. That’s fine by us, as the refresh brought plenty of change. The current Lexus ES is more likable than the older generation thanks to updated tech, good powertrains, and (to our eyes) better styling.

Choosing Your Lexus ES

The Lexus ES comes in four varieties: ES 350, ES 350 Luxury, ES 350 Ultra Luxury, and ES 350 F Sport. The first three are available available with a hybrid powertrain designated as ES 300h, ES 300h Luxury, and ES 300h Ultra Luxury, but equipment mirrors their gas-powered counterparts.

Pricing starts at $40,925 including destination for the base ES 350 and goes up to $51,785 for the ES 300h Ultra Luxury.

Engine Choices

The ES comes with two power options: a V6 gas engine or a hybrid system based on a smaller four-cylinder engine. The hybrid costs $1,860 over the gas powertrain regardless of trim.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
3.5L V6302 hp267 lb-ft26 mpg
2.5L 4-Cylinder Hybrid215 hp176 lb-ft44 mpg

The V6 uses an eight-speed automatic transmission with a manual shift mode, while the hybrid gets an electronic continuously variable transmission. Both send power to the front wheels.

For the price, buyers get slightly less performance but drastically improved efficiency, making the hybrid powertrain very appealing.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Lexus ES will seat five passengers in comfort that befits a Lexus cruiser. Its 39.2 inches of rear leg room is just shy of the roomy Toyota Avalon, but it'll be plenty for most adults.

The ES doesn’t suffer on cargo space either, even carrying batteries for its hybrid powertrain – both variants can hold 16.7 cubic feet behind the seats. The rear seats do not fold, however.

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Safety Features

The Lexus ES is a safety all-star. It pairs a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA and a Top Safety Pick Plus award from the IIHS with comprehensive standard safety tech. All ES models get lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, full-speed automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning.

Blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and a park assist system are bundled together for $1,065 on the base trim, but these features are standard on all other models.


The ES starts with an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A 12.3-inch unit with navigation and voice command is standard on Ultra Luxury models, and available on all others through the $1,820 Navigation Package.

All systems run Lexus’s polarizing Remote Touch interface, which tries to mimic a smartphone but doesn’t always succeed. A 10.2-inch head-up display is a $500 standalone option on all trims, as is a wireless charger for $75.

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ES 350 - From $40,925

Although it’s the cheapest way into a Lexus ES, the base ES 350 comes with a solid set of luxury features. A panoramic moonroof is standard, as are push button start, 10-way power adjustable front seats, LED headlights, and 17-inch wheels. Synthetic upholstery is the default, and leather upholstery isn’t available at this trim.

Heated and ventilated front seats come as part of the Premium Package ($1,375), which also adds memory settings, power-folding side mirrors, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, and rain-sensing wipers.

ES 350 Luxury - From $46,125

The ES 350 Luxury offers a step up from the base in the seating and interior departments. Upholstery is perforated leather, the front seats are heated and ventilated, and the driver gets a 14-way power-adjustable throne with memory settings. Wood trim, ambient lighting, and a power-adjustable steering column are also included.

ES 350 F Sport - From $46,725

The lone sport-oriented trim, the ES 350 F Sport does its best to add some panache to a large sedan. This trim is only available with the gas engine, but it doesn’t receive any power upgrades. What the car does get are adaptive dampers, a tighter suspension, 19-inch rims, and heated and ventilated sport seats.

Both the interior and exterior get tough aesthetic accents, and the interior gets most of the upgrades of the Luxury trims. This doesn’t include upholstery – the F Sport gets synthetic seats only, although the NuLuxe can come in flashy red.

ES 350 Ultra Luxury - From $49,925

The ES 350 Ultra Luxury packs in a few extra creature comforts. Those would be semi-aniline leather upholstery, rear sunshades, and a hands-free trunk. The Ultra Luxury trim also gets lateral performance dampers, which Lexus says will improve handling without compromising the ride.

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CarsDirect Tip

The Goldilocks approach is best when browsing the 2020 Lexus ES lineup: the ES 350 Luxury trim is the best value. F Sport tuning sharpens the ES’s reflexes a little, but don’t expect a sport sedan.

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Expert Review

  • Incredible body lines
  • Roomy and comfortable
  • V6 has some bite
  • Too much grille
  • No performance variant
  • Lexus and its infotainment system
Expert Rating
4 (Excellent)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: 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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True luxury sedan. The Lexus ES has come a long way over the years from a warmed-up Toyota Camry to a true luxury cruiser that can stand toe-to-toe with German metal.

The 2020 Lexus ES is about as good as this sedan has ever been. This is thanks to its balanced powertrain options, sharp looks, and cavernous cabin, but it’s got a steep hill to climb in a highly competitive segment.

Stunning and shapely sedan, but oh that grille. The ES is an incredible-looking sedan with a stunning front end that boasts angular headlights and swooping bumper accents. Around back, its prominent shoulders and slick details that include a full-width chrome strip and trapezoidal exhaust tips stand out in a crowd. The F Sport model further enhances this look with unique accents.

While it looks great as a whole, the Lexus spindle grille is hard to look past, especially in higher trim levels, which feature a wavy chrome insert. While the Lexus grille has seemingly gotten larger over the years, rival Acura has done a good job at fixing its grille issues with its new diamond pentagon insert in the RLX. Lexus can learn a thing or two from its fellow Japanese automaker.

Surprising power, but lacks grip in slippery conditions. The ES boasts a standard 3.5-liter V6 that delivers a potent 302 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque, resulting in effortless acceleration. Stab at the throttle from a dead stop, and this big sedan will spin the tires before launching forward with quick-fire shifts from its eight-speed automatic transmission.

If you’re willing to give up performance for fuel economy, the ES 300h’s 2.5-liter hybrid powertrain produces 215 hp and zips this luxury rig to 60 mph in 8.1 seconds – all while delivering an EPA-estimated 44 miles per gallon combined.

All-wheel-drive has become a familiar sight in the midsize luxury segment, as the Jaguar XF, BMW 5-Series, Volvo S90, and Mercedes E-Class all offer it as an option. Sadly, the ES lacks this option, leaving snowbelt buyers in the cold.

The ES also lacks a legit performance model, as the F Sport variant has no power gains. Buyers who crave a lightning-fast midsize luxury rig can look to the 429-hp Mercedes AMG E 53, 603-hp Mercedes AMG E 63 S, or 456-hp BMW M550i.

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Huge, comfy interior, but awful infotainment. Inside, the ES’ asymmetrical cabin looks the part of a legit luxury sedan, and its optional 12.3-inch infotainment screen it the cherry on top.

This cabin not only looks great, but it also delivers impressive comfort with well-padded seats, leather or leatherette upholstery, 39.2 inches of rear leg room, plenty of storage areas for smaller items, and a 16.7-cubic-foot trunk for larger items.

While its competitors may have equally comfy padding, few match its roominess, as the XF, 5-Series, E-Class, S90, and Audi A6 all fall short of the ES’ rear leg room by at least 1.1 inches. In trunk space, the XF beats the ES by 1.1 cubic feet, but the 5-Series, A6, E-Class, and S90 all fall shy of it by at least 1.3 cubic feet.

The ES’ cabin is incredible but far from perfect, as its infotainment system leaves us wishing for more. Not only does it still use the frustrating touchpad that experts have complained about for years, it lacks Android Auto and has just an 8-inch standard screen.

Buyers seeking a more robust infotainment system can get standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the E-Class, A6, and S90. Plus, the E-Class and S90’s standard touchscreens measure 12.3 and 9 inches, respectively.

Final thoughts. The 2020 Lexus ES is one of the most well-rounded luxury midsize sedans available thanks to its potent V6 engine, thrifty hybrid model, stunning good looks inside and out, and spacious cabin. But it's not without its shortcomings that certain buyers can’t look past.

Performance enthusiasts will turn their noses up at the ES F Sport and run to the AMG-tuned E-Class or the M550i. And those who need all-wheel drive for wintertime grip can look on just about any competitor’s showroom for the traction they require.

Also, shoppers who shy away from overly complex infotainment systems will find the finicky Lexus touchpad overwhelming. The simpler systems in the 5-Series or S90 are for these shoppers.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 302 HP / 267 ft.lbs.
8-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
22 / 32 / 27 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
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
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
22 / 32 / 27 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
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
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
17.0 " Machined Aluminum / 18.0 " Machined Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote / Dual Power Remote W/tilt Down
Front Body-colored With Chrome Insert
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Nuluxe Leatherette
Front Seat Type
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
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan / Mark Levinson Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
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
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
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 / Blind Spot Monitor 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
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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