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2016 Lexus ES

At a Glance

Pricing $38,900 - $41,820
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.5l I4 HEV, 3.5l V6
Transmissions A6, CVT
Fuel Economy 21-40 (city), 30-39 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 61
Style 3 stars out of 5
Utility 3 stars out of 5
Livability 5 stars out of 5
Value 3 stars out of 5
Fun 3 stars out of 5

Overview Information

Lexus offers a variety of sedans ranging from the IS to the LS. Originally an upscale clone of the Camry, this front-wheel-drive sedan serves as a stylish and more attainable luxury model than some other more focused models in the lineup. Lexus now offers two different powertrains in the ES. The ES350 is powered by a 268-bhp 3.5l V6. The ES 300h is a full hybrid which pairs a 2.5l four-cylinder gasoline engine with electric motors for increased fuel efficiency. With the explosion of models in the entry-level luxury segment, there are numerous alternatives available for less money, but the ES remains as the most approachable path to Lexus ownership.

Official Word:

Maintaining luxury leadership requires a relentless pursuit. Lexus, after giving the ES 350 significant enhancements for 2015, maintains its momentum by endowing the 2016 ES 350 with a makeover for the front, rear and wheels; and new safety, connectivity and multimedia technology. The Lexus ES 350 serves as part of the brand's strategy in the entry-luxury segment, combining flagship-type comfort (including 40 inches of rear seat legroom) with front-wheel drive traction. The ES 350 delivers strong...Read.

Model/Trim/Package EL Engine MPG VjI Base Price
ES 350 2 3.5l V6 (268-bhp) A6 FWD 21/30/25 61 $38,900
ES 300h 2 2.5l I4 HEV (200-bhp) CVT FWD 40/39/40 51 $41,820

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