Lexus ES price and EPA mileage revealed
Three variants are available for now
The new 2019 Lexus ES goes on sale in September with what Lexus calls a modest $550 increase over the outgoing model.
If we are to talk turkey, the 2019 Lexus ES 350 starts at $39,500, while the ES 300h hybrid price list opens at $41,310, which is $510 less than the previous model.
At the top of the ES range pyramid sits the 2019 Lexus ES 350 F Sport which will leave you without at least $44,035.
On the fuel efficiency front, EPA ratings say the ES returns 22 mpg city, 33 mpg highway, and 26 mpg combined. As far as the ES 350 F Sport is concerned, the official EPA numbers are 22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined.
The champion of frugality is, however, the ES 300h, whose EPA estimates are 43 mpg city, 45 mph highway, and 44 mpg combined.
Inside every Lexus ES 350 works a 3.5-liter V6 with D-4S fuel injection tech making 302 hp and 267 lb-ft. The engine is twinned with a new eight-speed Direct Shift automatic transmission.
For the ES 300h Lexus opted for a configuration that brings together a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine working in the Atkinson cycle married to an electric motor and a self-charging hybrid system. Overall output resides at 215 horsepower.
The new ES incorporates Lexus’ Safety System+ 2.0 and its infotainment setup is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa. It also sits on the newly-developed GA-K front-wheel-drive chassis, multi-link rear suspension, and electric power steering. F Sport models can be fitted optionally with the Adaptive Variable Suspension setup borrowed from the likes of Lexus LC coupé and LS sedan.