REVIEW: 2017 Lexus ES 300h

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The Lexus ES is a classic luxury sedan, with a comfortable interior, timeless styling, and the latest in safety and entertainment features. Add to these benefits a hybrid engine, and you’ve got the ultimate in modern convenience.

Drivers in Los Angeles, California should give the 2017 Lexus ES 300h a test spin, but first, read our review to find out why drivers love this hybrid sedan:

ENGINE

The 300h is powered by a 2.5-liter inline-4 engine combined with a permanent-magnet, high-output electric motor with EV mode, and has 200 horsepower. It has a continuously variable automatic transmission and front-wheel drive for a smooth ride. Its impressive fuel economy – an estimated 40 MPG combined – makes it a Certified Super Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle.

FEATURES

The all-new luxury sedan from Lexus has an array of standard features, such as adaptive cruise control, keyless ignition, rearview camera, universal remote transmitter, satellite radio, and an 8-speaker audio system.

You can also choose to upgrade with a number of packages: Luxury, Ultra Luxury, Premium, Navigation, and Navigation and Mark Levinson Premium Audio. Speak with your Longo Lexus representative about which might suit your needs best, whether you want genuine leather interior and wood trim, or the best you can get in audio and entertainment.

INTERIOR

The Lexus ES is a commuter’s dream, as the base model includes soft leatherette seating, 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat, bucket front seats, climate control, leather steering wheel, and interior air filtration. You’ll also love the one-touch power sunroof, rear defogger, one-touch power windows heated mirrors, hands-free entry, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

Optional interior features available on the ES 300h include a luxe heated wood and leather trimmed steering wheel, illuminated door sills, heated and ventilated front seats, power rear sunshade, and a glass-breakage sensor.

The five-seat sedan has 112 cubic feet of interior volume and 12 cubic feet of cargo capacity, so it’s a spacious hybrid with plenty of legroom.

SAFETY

Lexus has the ultimate in active and passive systems designed to keep passengers safe. That’s why the 2017 ES earned a best possible 5-Star Overall Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, getting perfect scores in tests for side crash and side barrier.

In addition to premium airbag, seatbelt, and braking systems, the ES comes standard with the Lexus Safety System. This is a suite of technologies meant to assist drivers in times of uncertainty or volatility on the road. They include Lexus Enform Safety Connect, Backup Camera with Dynamic Gridlines, Intuitive Parking Assist, Vehicle Proximity Notification System, vehicle stability control, traction control, LED headlamps, blind spot monitor with cross-traffic alert, and child seat tethers and anchors.

PRICING

Starting at $41,820 MSRP

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