2020 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid Review
by Mark Fulmer
The Auto Channel
The seventh generation 2020 Lexus ES 300h sedan is out to prove a point: it is possible to take a good looking, great driving luxury sedan and elevate its fuel economy to a new level.
The Power System. It start with a 2.5-liter in-line four-cylinder gas engine paired with an electric motor and a nickel-metal hydride battery pack. The 215 horses makes for easy freeway cruising and satisfactory merging and passing. ES hybrid's 44-mpg combined EPA rating coupled with fuel capacity of 13.2 gallons, results in an estimated range of 580 miles.
The Interior. There's a very nice roominess feel to the interior which can seat a bunch of six-foot friends quite comfortably. Headroom and legroom abound.
Exterior Colors. There are plenty of paint colors to choose from, each with an exotic (sometimes silly) name:
Eminent White Pearl
Mica Moonbeam Beige
Nebula Gray Pearl
Metallic Sunlit Green
5 star Safety. This hybrid vehicle is equipped with the best safety tech currently available which includes:
- adaptive radar cruise control
- pre-collision avoidance
- ten airbags
- lane tracing and lane departure assist
- pedestrian detection tech
- road sign recognition
- high beam assist.
The 2020 Lexus is a proven luxury sedan, still stylish, safe, and now thanks to the hybrid version, quite fuel effecient.<