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2013 Lexus ES 350

At a Glance

Pricing $36,190 - $38,850
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.5l I4 HEV, 3.5l V6
Transmissions A6, CVT
Fuel Economy 21-40 (city), 31-39 (highway)

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.

What Changed:

A new Lexus ES joins the lineup for 2013. The new model wears updated styling on a body that is a little longer and taller than before. The new design retains the lines of the prior model adding a new grille to match that of the models that Lexus restyled for 2013. The ES350 retains its 3.5l V6 and six-speed automatic. The big news is the inclusion of the ES300h which is the first hybrid model for the ES. The hybrid powertrain is the same 2.5l four-cylinder gas engine and electric motor combination found in the Camry.

Official Word:

The introduction of the all-new 2013 ES 350 and ES 300h marks the sixth generation of Lexus' popular luxury sedan since its introduction over 20 years ago. Featuring the signature Lexus spindle grille, a progressive new design and enhanced handling, the ES brings new levels of refinement and quality to the entry luxury segment. Now available with Lexus Hybrid Drive, the ES is sure to impress new and loyal consumers. "Since its introduction in 1989, the...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
ES 350 3.5l V6 (268-bhp) A6 FWD 21/31/26 $36,190
ES 300h 2.5l I4 HEV (200-bhp) CVT FWD 40/39/40 $38,850