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)

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.

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