Lexus ES Review
One of the first Lexus vehicles which is promoted worldwide, Lexus ES is the perfect mid-size sedan holding prominent place in the entry level luxury cars and after number of enhancements, this sedan is running into its sixth generation. This is one such car that holds an appeal to buyers who are seeking for a long list of luxury features, coupled with impressive reliability and efficiency. For the people who think of driving a luxury sedan, ES offers an exciting experience that subconsciously attracts you towards it. In a country like Philippines, the competition is more stiff in the segment of luxury sedan embellished with striking stance.
Engine, mileage & variants
Lexus ES is powered by a 3.5 litre V6 petrol engine underneath its hood. This efficient 3.5-litre DOHC V6 engine is mated with Six-speed sequential-shift automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i). The engine generates a maximum power clocking 272 hp at 6200 rpm along with a maximum torque of about 346 Nm at 4700 rpm. This sedan reaches to a speed of 100 kmph from halt in mere 7.1 seconds and can clock a top speed of 210 kmph. The estimated combined fuel economy is 10.7 kmpl, which is quite decent.
From the iconic L-finesses spindle grille to its captivating rear facade, Lexus ES reflects the new level elegance which you can’t ignore. Its sculpted lines flowing across the wide stance along with arresting profile blends to form a dominant presence over the road. Its bold presence is reflected from some appointments including LED daytime running lights, expressive wing mirrors and polished door handles. Lexus ES stands on overall dimensions measuring 4900 mm x 1820 mm x 1450 mm (L x W x H) and has a wheelbase of 2820 mm which is large enough for providing sufficient space along with a decent leg room and head room to the occupants. To further improve its performance the sedan is equipped with 17-inch split-six-spoke alloy wheels with 215/55 R17.
The distinctive and hand-selected birdseye maple accents are positioned around the cabin offering a seamless visual experience, while exhibiting the royalty even for a drive in the entry level luxury segment. You can access and personalize vehicle functions such as climate, audio and phone via ergonomically-designed mouse controller. Standard features in the Lexus ES include a rear-view camera, a moon-roof, push-button start, an eight-speaker audio system, an auxiliary audio jack, a USB port, Bluetooth, satellite radio, HD Radio, Siri iPhone integration and Lexus Display Audio infotainment system, which includes a 7-inch screen and a control knob mounted on the center console. Further, the boot space is of 430-litres which is quite adequate for this luxury sedan.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
From preventing collisions and reducing the impact of the same, the new Lexus ES has covered all the grounds to protect you and your loved ones. With the help of digital crash test, the brand comprises evolved innovative safety elements for the occupants which make sure about the safety during the ride. The ventilated disc brakes further enhanced with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution System (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA) offer effective braking system to this sedan. Offering the host of safety features including air bag system (front, side and curtain), Traction Control System (TCS), smart stop technology, blind spot monitoring sensors, Lane Departure system, direct tire pressure monitor system and making the car and occupants more secure.
Lexus ES is a great car to drive and has a bullet proof image as well. The car is mated with most of the people's choice and brings forward luxury with dexterous nature.