Lexus 300h 2013




Lexus 300h 2013

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  • The Lexus ES h represents a win-win combination of Toyota's fuel- sipping hybrid technology with Lexus' best-selling and greatly improved sedan.

    The Good The Lexus ES h is an attractive vehicle inside and out, with great build quality and a quiet, stable ride. A wide range of.

    EDITOR WES RAYNAL: From digital editor Andrew Stoy comes word yesterday that the Lexus ES h is the “best hybrid I've driven.

    Lexus 300h 2013

    Lexus 300h 2013

    And there's a bit of understeer as well, even without pushing it. The ES h has a combined fuel economy rating of 40 mpg. When EV is selected, it will allow the driver to make short trips using only the power built up in the hybrid battery pack. Five reasons Lexus ES is up there with the best. Current Model Price User Rating.

    Lexus 300h 2013

    Lexus 300h 2013

    Lexus 300h 2013

    Lexus 300h 2013

    Lexus 300h 2013

    Lexus ES h review: Luxurious Lexus edged out by thriftier Toyota twin - Roadshow

    Still I thought of those words as I drove this Lexus hybrid last night. I like the latest ES generally. The exterior is sort of conventional, but I like Lexus ' new face -- I might be in the minority on that. The interior is miles ahead of the outgoing car in terms of build quality with nice-looking leathers and a good-looking design throughout.

    For a midsize car, there's just a ton of room in the rear. Not that it's a great system -- I like Infiniti's better. That's not bad at all. This is a smooth car, though I still feel just the slightest driveline lash in Lexus' hybrid system.

    Lexus 300h 2013

    I do feel the regenerative brakes don't always stop with authority, in fact, sometimes you put the brakes on and it feels like the thing picks up speed.

    You can also feel the powertrain transitioning from electric to engine and back again. It's a whole lot better than Toyota's hybrid systems used to be, but I could still feel it slightly. It's a really competent car. That's the same impression I got when I drove the nonhybrid version. It's luxurious, quiet and refined. There's not a lot of passion here, but would a Lexus buyer care?

    Lexus 300h 2013

    The Panamera hybrid is still tops, but it's in a totally different category than this Lexus sedan. I said during my initial review of the car that it's good enough to overcome hybrid resistance for a lot of folks on the cusp, and I continue to think that; by virtue of the ES' price point and its drivability, Lexus will earn plenty of first-time hybrid buyers.

    One thing I didn't do on our drive route during the launch was pilot an ES h in heavy traffic -- something I was able to do recently, when I also felt the braking weirdness Wes describes. I can't say the car seemed to be accelerating, but there's a sense of nonlinearity: As the brake lights in front of you grow alarmingly close and you really get on the pedal, the Lexus finally snaps to, but it was a sphincter-squeezing affair until I learned how the system was going to react.

    So there's an element of driver retraining required to use the ES h to its full potential. And the rest of this near-luxury package is hard to fault.

    Lexus 300h 2013

    The ride is smooth and quiet, there's loads of interior space and I prefer the bamboo interior accents on the hybrid to the darker wood of the straight-dino ES Critically for the near-luxury sedan customer, the ES h and the ES for that matter offers a ton of value.

    Add in the fuel economy and the car's overall competence, and Lexus gets another straightforward win in the category. I, too, was pleasantly surprised by the Lexus ES h. I might even go as far as to agree with Andy that it's the best hybrid I've driven south of the Porsche Panamera hybrid. The engine-trans-motor combo is especially smooth. You can feel the engine fire up on takeoff, but it's very subtle. At speed it's imperceptible. It's also a very aggressive setup like the Panamera.

    Car Tech - 2013 Lexus ES300h



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