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The new 2017 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h luxury sedans appeal to buyers who demand a luxury car offer strong performance as well as traditional values of comfort and dependability. ES 300h buyers, however, do sacrifice a small amount of trunk space to the hybrids battery pack

If your luxury sedan must include real sports-sedan performance and street cred, the front-wheel-drive 2017 ES wont satisfy your inner race-car driver. Although the Lexus performs well, rear-wheel-drive sedans like the BMW 5 Series, Cadillac CTS and Mercedes E Class are sportier options

The 2017 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h hybrid get notable safety upgrades. The Lexus Safety System+ package, introduced last year as an option, is now standard on every ES. The system includes Pre-Collision System (PCS), Lane Departure Alert (LDA) with Steering Assist, Intelligent High Beam (IHB) and High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

From its modern style, to its excellent reliability record to the hybrids 40 mpg, the new 2017 Lexus ES is the closest thing to a sure bet in the luxury-sedan world. Offered in two styles, the V6-powered ES 350 and the hybrid-powered ES 300h, Lexus most popular sedan is a perennial favorite with luxury buyers who place a high priority on comfort without completely sacrificing the performance aspects expected in this class. Its true a BMW 5 Series or Cadillac CTS offers a more engaging drive, but not every luxury-car buyer is a driving enthusiast shopping for an all-out sports sedan. The new Lexus ES proves theres still a place for a premium automobile with strong performance balanced with traditional values of comfort and dependability

The Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for a 2017 Lexus ES 350 is right around $40,000, including the $940 destination charge. If you want hybrid power, the ES 300h starts just under $43,000. Add options, and you can inflate the price of either car to just over the $50,000 mark, a relative bargain for a luxury brand. Thats higher than cars like the Hyundai Genesis and the surprisingly good Buick LaCrosse, but notably less than cars like the BMW 5 Series, Audi A6 and Cadillac CTS. Be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price to see what buyers are actually paying for the 2017 Lexus ES in your area. Down the road, sleep well knowing that a strong resale value is one of the strongest selling points for the Lexus ES

If a serene ride and a quiet cabin are your idea of luxury, youll find the new 2017 Lexus ES 350 luxury sedan and 300h hybrid-luxury sedan extremely satisfying. Beyond their sophisticated road manners, both ES models provide excellent acceleration, with the V6-powered ES 350 sprinting to 60 mph in just over seven seconds. It will leave many other luxury sedans eating its dust. For those who occasionally like to push the limits, the ESs Sport mode makes transmission shifts more aggressive, providing better performance for passing and merging. This same option on the hybrid is even more appealing, perhaps due to the added boost in torque from the electric-assist motor. If you go with the hybrid, youll find the electric-to-gasoline transitions nearly imperceptible. The powertrain is exceptionally smooth. However, when we switched to Eco mode, the throttle response was dulled and the powertrain felt uncertain

The 2017 Lexus ES 350 luxury sedan boasts upscale interior materials and the exacting fit and finish weve come to expect in Lexus vehicles. All models offer a centrally mounted multimedia screen above the center air vents, operated by a console-mounted mouse-like Remote Touch system, which some find overly sensitive and frustrating to use. The drive-mode selector in front of the shift handle allows drivers to switch among Normal, Sport or Eco modes with the push of a button. The seats are comfortable and the interior is roomy enough for four adults.legroom is ample

Once the very definition of a conservative sedan, the current-generation Lexus ES has taken on a bold new look with sleek lines and the aggressive Lexus "spindle" grille. With the revised front end introduced last year, the 2017 Lexus ES and ES hybrid fall right in line with the sporty Lexus IS and RC. The flared fenders and narrow windows give this Lexus a tough masculine look, and the lines flow smoothly from nose to tail. We like the sporty twin tailpipes on the ES 350, and that you can upgrade from the standard 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels to a cool set of 18s

Where some hybrid EPA estimates seem like laboratory-only probabilities, the 2017 Lexus ES 300h is the real deal. Without even trying, the 40-mpg combined average was a regular occurrence in our tests. In addition, the combined 200 horsepower is sufficient, and the powertrain is extremely smooth

Lexus never shorts customers on luxury items. Our new ES featured a heated steering wheel, panoramic sunroof and an 835-watt, 15-speaker Mark Levinson audio system that left our jaws agape and our ears ringing. Seat comfort is also high thanks to 10-way-power adjustments, high-quality leather and supportive shaping

Every new ES comes with push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a moonroof, auto-dimming rearview mirror and a HomeLink garage-door opener. Newly standard this year is the Lexus Safety System+ package, introduced last year as an option. The system includes Pre-Collision System (PCS), Lane Departure Alert (LDA) with Steering Assist, Intelligent High Beam (IHB) and High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Bluetooth, heated outside mirrors, 10-way-power adjustable front seats and a rearview camera are also standard as are the sedans 10 airbags, and Lexus Automatic Collision Notification, which notifies emergency assistance in the event of an accident

Among features available on the lengthy options list for Lexus 2017 ES 350 and hybrid ES 300h are a navigation system, leather and aniline-leather seats that can be heated and ventilated, a panorama glass roof, power rear sunshade, and an awesome Mark Levinson premium sound system. It also offers radar cruise control, a lane-departure warning system, parking assist and blind-spot monitoring. Fully loaded examples will also feature a heated wood-and-leather steering wheel, a one-touch power trunklid, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, memory seats, door sunshades and perhaps the ultimate luxury, a genuine wood-trimmed cup holder

With 268 horsepower, the 3.5-liter V6 engine thats standard in the 2017 Lexus ES 350 has plenty of grunt to get this sedan moving quickly. Its connected to a 6-speed automatic transmission thats a model of smooth operation. Fuel economy is good for the class, but if saving fuel is part of your luxury experience, then the hybrid powertrain in the Lexus ES 300h is what you need. The 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine combines with an electric motor to develop a total of 200 horsepower, routing it through a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Thats enough power for day-to-day driving, while also offering fantastic fuel economy. Both Lexus ES models are available only in front-wheel drive, and both run on regular 87-octane gasoline

3.5-liter V6 (ES 350)
268 horsepower @ 6,200 rpm
248 lb-ft of torque @ 4,700 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 21/31 mpg
2.5-liter inline-4 + hybrid electric motor and nickel-metal hydride battery module (ES 300h)
156 horsepower @ 5,700 rpm (gasoline engine alone)
Total system horsepower: 200
156 lb-ft of torque @ 4,500 rpm (gasoline engine)
EPA fuel city/highway fuel economy: 40/39 mpg
** Note Due to changes in EPA testing to more effectively reflect real-world conditions, some 2017 models show slightly lower fuel-economy scores than their 2016 versions

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See my review. Everything is excellent

Cost in 2017 was $54,500

This model, reportedly only 500 are built each year, is difficult to find when new or used. I waited 3 years for mine. I'll put in words toyour appetite. Quiet. No wind noise, a little tire noise. No engine noise. Automatic rear screen (doubles as a reducer of night headlights. Also has screens on the other four rear seat windows. Mark Levison system is like a home theater. And if you are in Park, just insert a CD with a concert video, and you see and hear the performance loud - you bet! High Speed Cruise really is a plus on my regular Nashville - Atlanta drives. When driving in cruise at 68 mph I regularly get 34-35 mpg. Panorama roof is two moon roofs - one in front and one in back. The front one opens. Front seats are heated and cooled leather. 10-way power seats on both front seats. 3-way memory for seat positions. Weather Channel on the Levison system. Live radar! Yes. Picture changes about every 10 minutes. Weather forecasts for many USA cities. Plus spend a little more and get a detailed map for a smaller area - any traveling salespeople here? Drivers seat extends 3 inches out in case you have long legs. Real wood steering wheel and interior trim. To be honest here - Lexus puts every option or package into this Ultra Lux as a given. Every one. Even the ones you never heard of. Such as - when you are making a looooooong drive and you don't stop and rest, the dash will show you a message saying "It's time for a break - go take a rest" So this is the 2017 Lexus ES 350 Ultra Lux. I love mine. Wife loves it also. It's all about Luxury, but as the comments will tell you, it will get up and move in a hurry if that's what you occasionally need

Reliable, Low cost maintenance, comfortable
Styling in relation to competitors
This is my second Lexus ES. The first ES that I owned is a 2010 ES, which I still own. These cars are the best seller for a reason. They are very reliable, low maintenance and comfortable. Also, there is no better service than you get from that of Lexus

I love my 2013 ES300H. I bought it 3 years ago with 48K miles (up to 82K) and don't care that it's almost 10 years old. Mine has all the options that were available at the time. It's super comfortable and rides beautifully with great gas mileage relative to most cars on the road. The only thing this older model doesn't have that makes me want new is ApplePlay and I'd prefer AWD. Engine-wise, sure it's not the GS350 or other more powerful cars, but that's the trade-off for efficiency and I'm perfectly good with it. It has plenty of power. Mark Levinson sound system is excellent. Interior dash seems timeless in a way and I love the color combination of light grey seats, black for carpet and console/dash and bamboo wood trim. I've owned other cars in this class- Audi A6, Mercedes E350 and Lexus GS350, also a Mercedes S500 one class aboveall in all, I'd take the Lexus ES300H over the others (though the S500 was awesome until 70K miles, then it was super expensive for repairs)

great vehicle
I can't think of any other than the age
in excellent condition, low mileage , its a Lexus nothing more to say. only one driver, and not a family car
Comfort and economy

I've owned this car just under 8.5 years. The regular battery needed replacing when the car was over 7 years old. Never had a car battery last that long. That was my only "repair" cost other than the usual maitenance with new tires, wheel alignment and oil change. Words cannot express how comfortable and reliable this car is. The hybrid battery still performs flawlessly

Driving comfort.reliability.great mileage


This hybrid gets 42 miles per gallon at 65 miles per hour. The drive is very comfortable and quiet. In 8 years, I have only had one repair. The transmission in sport mode has fast acceleration

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| Rating|
|Consumer Rating|
|Fuel Economy|
City 21/Hwy 30/Comb 24 MPG
City 20/Hwy 30/Comb 24 MPG
City 20/Hwy 27/Comb 23 MPG
City 19/Hwy 28/Comb 22 MPG
|Safety Rating|
|Seating Capacity||5||5||5||5|
|Basic Warranty|
4 years or 50000 miles
3 years or 36000 miles
6 years or 72000 miles
3 years or 36000 miles
268 @ 6200 RPM
300 @ 6400 RPM
268 @ 5500 RPM
305 @ 6800 RPM
V6, 3.5 Liter
V6, 3.5 Liter
4-Cyl, Turbo, 2.0 Liter
V6, 3.6 Liter
Curb Weight
3571 lbs

EPA Passenger
100.1 cu.ft

Fuel Capacity
17.2 gallons
Front Head Room
37.5 inches
Front Leg Room
41.9 inches
Max Seating Capacity
Overall Length
193.3 inches
Front Shoulder Room
57.6 inches
Trunk or Cargo Capacity
15.2 cu.ft

Turning Diameter
37.4 feet
Wheel Base
111.0 inches
Payload Capacity
900 lbs

Width with mirrors
71.7 inches
Alloy Wheels
Moon Roof/Sun Roof
Number of Doors
4 doors
Panorama Moon Roof
LED Headlights
Rear Spoiler
21 mpg
30 mpg
24 mpg
Transmission Type
6 speed
Recommended Fuel
268 @ 6200 RPM
248 @ 4700 rpm
V6, 3.5 Liter
0 to 60
7.1 seconds
Top Speed
130 mph
4 years / 50000 miles
6 years / 70000 miles
6 years / Unlimited miles

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