Lexus ES
Lexus ES

2022 Lexus ES

Pros: Roomy back seat; strong V6 engine; available hybrid model; comfortable ride

Cons: No V6 engine with all-wheel drive; back seat does not fold to increase trunk room

CG Says: For 2022, the Lexus ES receives new front fascia, adds additional active safety features and gets a revised infotainment system. The Lexus ES midsize sedan kicked off its seventh generation for 2019. The 2022 Lexus ES 350’s engine is a 302-hp 3.5-liter V6 paired with an 8-speed automatic and front-wheel drive. Combined horsepower for the front-wheel drive ES 300h hybrid’s 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and electric motor is 215. The all-wheel-drive ES 250 is powered by a 203-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. Tech features include Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity, Wi-Fi hotspot, and Amazon Alexa connectivity. Lane Tracing Assist is a driver aid that can help keep the ES in its lane by monitoring the road’s lane markings or the path of the preceding vehicle. Automatic rear braking is a safety feature that works in conjunction with the rear-obstacle detection system. Other safety features include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist and lane departure warning, blind-spot monitor, and adaptive cruise control. The Lexus ES has long been one of the cushiest, most serene luxury sedans on the market, but it was never a particularly athletic vehicle. The current generation ES adds a welcome dose of dynamic capability—particularly in the sporty new F Sport trim level—while maintaining a comfortable, pleasant overall demeanor. The lack of folding rear seatbacks is an unfortunate quirk, but this quiet, roomy sedan is still one of the best vehicles in its class—and it’s a great value as well.

The Facts
Class Premium Midsize Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Lexus
Nation of Manufacture USA, Japan
Base Prices ES 350: $42,375
ES 350 Luxury: $47,775
ES 350 Ultra Luxury: $51,555
ES 350 F Sport: $47,025
AWD ES 250: $42,375
AWD ES 250 Luxury: $47,775
AWD ES 250 Ultra Luxury: $51,555
AWD ES 250 F Sport: $47,025
ES 300h: $43,475
ES 300h Luxury: $48,875
ES 300h Ultra Luxury: $52,655
ES 300h F Sport: $47,025

Base Engine
3.5-liter V6 (ES 350)
Horsepower
302
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
31-32

Optional Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder/electric (ES 300h)
Horsepower
215
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
43
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
44

Optional Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder (ES 250)
Horsepower
203
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
25
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
34

Lexus ES
2022 Lexus ES
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 4
80%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 4
80%

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