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    Sneak Peak: 2019 ES

    The Lexus ES is nothing new; in fact, the first ES250 arrived in 1989. Since 1989 there have been six generations of the Lexus ES with the seventh generation coming out in October. ES stands for Elegant Sedan and has indeed grown into that. When the vehicle first came out, it was intended to be Lexus’ version of the Toyota Camry.

    Long gone are those days of mundane vehicle design. Today the Lexus ES that we have available to us is a dynamic, powerful, and head-turning vehicle that gives consumers much to look forward to come October.

    Read on to learn what’s new in the 2019 Lexus ES.


    The 2019 Lexus ES will take you from 0 to 60 in just 6.6 seconds. The previous six-speed transmission has been replaced with a new eight-speed automatic transmission, allowing the ES to accelerate even faster. We have come to expect quiet comfort with Lexus, but the new 2019 ES might be to most tranquil interior we’ve seen yet.

    You also still have the option for a gasoline-electric hybrid, which was released with the previous generation and labeled ES300H. In the 2019 hybrid model, you’ll get a little more horsepower than the 2018 model and will top out at 215-hp. What’s truly impressive about the hybrid model is the fuel economy. The new 2019 ES has improvements of 4 mpg on the city and combined features and a 6-mpg improvement on the highway. These improvements bring the 2019 ES in at an impressive 44 mpg city, 45 highway, and 44 combined.

    And, new in 2019, drivers will have the option to opt for a sportier ES – the F Sport. This new model is the first model in ES history that can be classified as a sport sedan, and it does not disappoint.

    Comfort & Convenience

    Lexus did not cut any corner with the design of the 2019 ES. They use superior materials, elegant design, and top of the line technology. Standard features on the new ES include onboard Wi-Fi, a premium audio system, Apple CarPlay compatibility, Siri Eyes Free and Amazon Alexa integration, an optional head-up display, an easy to read TFT instrument cluster, and an 8-inch touchpad-controlled central infotainment screen located atop the dash and the option to upgrade to a 12.3-inch screen.

    And, of course, Lexus provides drivers with a slew of safety features that all come standard.


    Lexus ES & RX 450h Win 2013 Auto Pacific Ideal Vehicle Awards 


    The Lexus ES & RX were honored today in the annual AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards, taking top spot in their respective categories.

    The Lexus ES was named ideal luxury mid-size car and the Lexus RX 450h was honored with ideal hybrid crossover.  

    The Ideal Vehicle Awards are based on responses from more than 52,000 vehicle owners across all manufacturers, and are meant to reveal the vehicles that best meet the owners’ demands. 

    Read more about the Ideal Vehicle Awards


    Toyota’s Brands Earn Seven Segment Awards in J.D. Power’s Vehicle Dependability Study 

    Lexus ranks highest in vehicle dependability among all nameplates for the second consecutive year, according to J.D. Power and Associates’ 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS).  Among all models, the Lexus RX has the fewest reported problems in the industry.  This is the first time in the history of VDS that a crossover or sport utility vehicle has achieved this distinction.  In addition to the RX, the Lexus ES 350 also won its segment, Entry Premium. 

     The Toyota brand ranked third overall in the study and No. 1 among all non-premium brands.  Toyota has three vehicle segment winners: Prius, RAV4 and Sienna, which tops the minivan category for the third consecutive year.  Meanwhile, the Scion xB and xD are each award winners in the compact multi-purpose and subcompact segments, respectively. 

     Together, Lexus, Toyota and Scion won seven segment awards, the most of any automaker in 2013.

     The study, now in its 24th year, measures problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of three-year-old vehicles.  Overall dependability is determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles, with a lower score reflecting higher quality.  This is the first year that there are fewer reported problems for all-new or redesigned models than for carryover models since the study was redesigned in 2009.



    2013 Lexus ES Blind Spot Monitor Demonstration

    The Blind Spot Monitor introduced with the fourth-generation Lexus GS will also be available in the new ES — here’s a video demonstration of the system in action:

    From personal experience, the BSM system really improves the highway driving experience, making it easy to switch lanes with confidence — the only problem with these advanced driving-assistance technologies is remembering to check for cars the old-fashioned way as well.