Car reviews - Lexus - ES - 300h Sports Luxury
Lexus’ ES300h Sports Luxury is out to prove it is more than a Toyota in a suit
14 Jan 2019
DESPITE the fact it now spans seven generations, the ES mid-size sedan has always been the odd one out in Lexus’ passenger-car line-up. Positioned as an alternative to its much smaller IS sibling that plays in the same segment and despite being similar in size to its GS big brother that competes in the class above, the ES rightly presents itself as a bit of a head-scratcher.
Front-wheel drive when none of its rivals in the premium segment are, the ES has long been an afterthought for most new-vehicle buyers, with its recent sales history adding weight to this statement. With the latest ES sharing its all-new platform with the Toyota Avalon, can it turn the tide and finally justify its existence? We test the ES300h Sports Luxury to find out.
Model release date: 1 September 2018
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