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Car Review - Lexus ES 300h 2.5 Luxury (A)
27 Nov 2018  |  Lexus Reviews
The all new good-looking Lexus ES300h proves that style, comfort and good fuel economy can be seamlessly packaged into a car.
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What We Dislike
Remote Touch Interface that controls the infotainment system isn't the most intuitive
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Facelift

The Lexus ES 300h Hybrid was facelifted on Oct 2021. Read more

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   Consumer Reviews of Lexus ES 300h Hybrid
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4.0
 
3 Consumer Reviews
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Comfort
4.5 Reliability
4.5
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Handling
3.5 Features
4.0
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Exterior Styling
4.0 Interior Design
4.0
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Value for money
4.0 Engine Performance
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Lowd1
1st Gear
4 reviews
62 points
22 forum posts Joined on 20-May-2002
Magic carpet ride  Posted on 14 Nov 2019
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Comfort 5.0 Reliability 5.0
Handling 4.0 Features 4.0
Exterior Styling 5.0 Interior Design 5.0
Value for money 5.0 Engine Performance 4.0
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Review
The ES300h comes across as a premium executive conveyance, designed to get you from one place to another in absolute comfort and safety. It's suspension smooths out most bumps and undulations and it hardly gets a step wrong or of balance.
Power combined from the petrol unit and electric motor will easily bring you to cruising speed without breaking a sweat. Don't let its usually pleasant demenor fool you though.. When required you can kick it down to Sport mode, and boy does it take off. Acceleration is scary fast between 60 - 100 kmh when you need it.
Using the same Frankenstien knob and switching down to Eco mode gives you another pleasant surprise. Usually for most cars, Eco modes dumb downs the car so much it becomes un-drivable but for the most ardent of tree huggers. Not so for the ES300h - the drive seems to smoothen out a little and become a bit more relaxed (if that is even possible..?) but without any noticeable loss of forward urge from the powertrain. Fuel consumption improves slightly as the main bonus.
The main attraction is the looks IMO. The lines are sharp and its low stance communicates power and sophistication. Interior surfaces are soft touch and logically laid out. Early models didn't come with Apply CarPlay which is a pity for a car in this class. Overall though, its cabin is a great place to be. The sound system produces sufficiently rich and textured sound even in the Executive trim.
It really checks all the boxes for a buyer looking for a competent luxury sedan.

What I like
Looks great. Cabin has a rich and beautiful feel. Sport mode acceleration scary fast. Supremely comfortable. Reliability. Unbelievable low fuel consumption - almost 20km/l with 50/50 city highway driving

What I do not like
Undercarriage clearance height a bit low. Need to be careful with high curbs. No Apple CarPlay. No fold down rear seats


IamwhatIam388
Neutral Newbie
1 reviews
0 points
0 forum posts Joined on 04-May-2019
Most fuel efficient car within this class level!  Posted on 04 May 2019
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Comfort 5.0 Reliability 5.0
Handling 4.0 Features 4.0
Exterior Styling 5.0 Interior Design 4.0
Value for money 5.0 Engine Performance 5.0
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Have collected my ES300H slightly more than a week. I must said this is so far the best driving experience even compared to my 2 previous E200 models that I have been owning for the past 9 years. Lexus, the brand which resembles premium quality even up to all the fine detailing and continuously maintaining their good workmanship. I doubt we can challenge their design integrity and intentions to ensure Lexus car owners really benefited from their work. Just think in this way, a normal Toyota car already can earn their respect from the public in terms of quality controls. And only the TOP performers in Toyota are allowed to join Lexus team in their corporate policy (check this out via website). So you are getting the best out of the best.

What I like
Quiet during start up and even when the engine cuts in upon reaching a certain speed
Very Spacious, even good headroom for rear passenger with the "coupe" looks
Aircon seats and Low ambient temp ... really cold. May be because my previous continental car never achieve such low off coil temp. Aircon compressor still running even when engine cut off during car halt. Will not get the warm effect.
Efficiency. Getting 19-20 km/l as Long as you drive normally
Good sales rep
Nice screen display
Blind spot monitoring, important and useful
Good balance between comfort and driver experience

What I do not like
The info system need sometime to master it
Single CD for the executive model
Turning radius as compare to my previous E class
Cannot close and lock at the same time when closing the booth


Gabdat
4th Gear
23 reviews
555 points
253 forum posts Joined on 15-Mar-2009
At last, a hybrid that feels normal  Posted on 11 Nov 2018
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Comfort 4.0 Reliability 4.0
Handling 3.0 Features 4.0
Exterior Styling 3.0 Interior Design 4.0
Value for money 2.0 Engine Performance 3.0
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Review
Tested this car 2 weeks ago. Since i made the review for the ES 250, I will only tell the difference between those 2.

In my ES 250 review, I said that only the driver can unlock the doors. I was wrong. All doors can be unlocked by their occupants.

What I like
-not as whiny as other hybrid. in fact, if you do not know,you probably could'nt tell
-slightly better pick up then the ES 250
-obviously,the mileage
-comes with a spoiler

What I do not like
-cost $10 000 more
-still prefer the normal 8 speed gear on the ES 250
-hybrid battery probably need more maintenance

Lexus ES 300h Hybrid
4 stars - based on 3 reviews