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Lexus ES Sedan (7th gen, XZ10)

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Product Overview

The 7th-generation Lexus ES shared the TNGA: GA-K platform with the XX50 Toyota Avalon, essentially its premium version. In Europe, it also replaces the GS: Thanks to its FWD architecture, the ES enjoys an advantage in interior space.


What we found

  • Best-in-class infotainment system
  • Excellent range of bodystyles and powertrains
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found

External score 55%
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Good fuel economy
  • Poor infotainment
  • Terrible trackpad
  • Lack of standard tech
  • Lack of driver-assistance tech
  • Lack of refinement
  • Lacklustre infotainment

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External Reviews


Reviewer score 52%
Reviewers from autocar have found:
The economy-focused hybrid has its merits: it’s cheaper to buy than a full plug-in hybrid, doesn’t require messing around with cables and should be endlessly reliable. But in an otherwise capable luxury car the expected level of effortless performance and refinement is lacking. For traffic-clogged traffic, its simplicity is ideal. We’d opt for a base spec with a Takumi pack rather than a fully-loaded Takumi model.
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Lack of refinement
  • Noisy CVT gearbox


Reviewer score 34%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found:
The Lexus ES has to compete with multiple executive car alternatives that focus on a sporty driving experience. If solely judged on this criterion, the Japanese saloon is sorely out-performed. That said, executive cars are assessed on a number of other key areas, such as refinement, comfort and interior quality. It is these areas where the ES claws back ground.
  • High-quality interior
  • Good fuel economy
  • Only one powertrain available
  • Only four-wheel drive


Reviewer score 69%
Reviewers from cnet have found:
The 2019 Lexus ES offers one of the most comfortable cabins in the business. With the hybrid battery sitting underneath the back seat, the ES 300h offers the same 16.7 cubic feet of trunk space as its ES 350 kin. As great as the ES is, its poor infotainment interface alone could be a deal-breaker.
  • Sleek styling
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Poor infotainment
  • Lack of standard tech


Reviewer score 57%
Reviewers from pcmag have found:
Lexus' second-gen ES 300h lives up to this standard Luxury trim. The aerodynamic lines and stiff platform of the ES suggest a dynamic ride. But while it delivers smoothness, the 300h isn't very sporty. The hybrid system performed efficiently, with seamless regenerative braking.
  • Sleek styling
  • Comfortable ride
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Not very sporty
  • Lack of driver assist features


  1. ^ Lexus ES 300h 2019 review. [autocar].
  2. ^ Lexus ES review. [autoexpress].
  3. ^ 2019 Lexus ES 300h review: Luxury and efficiency in spades. [cnet].
  4. ^ 2020 Lexus ES 300h Review. [pcmag].