The all-new 2019 Lexus ES Hybrid is a midsize luxury sedan with great reliability and classy design. In hybrid form, the performance stays the same but the fuel economy is much better, 40mpg to be exact. Some companies are forced to rollback their hybrid fuel estimates, but the Lexus ES Hybrid is living up to some impressive figures.
The car buyers are attracted to fair prices, good fuel efficiency, more space and upscale luxury cabin. The upcoming Lexus ES Hybrid offers everything from the list. The new model is caught testing on the road with full camouflage.
2019 Lexus ES Hybrid Interior
The tester guy said that seats are very comfy but lack some lateral support. The steering wheel is a combination of wood and leather, and the buttons and knobs are well designed. Leather upholstery is soft and the rear seat offers great leg and headroom. There were a lot of critics about Remote Touch interface that is marked as “too small and sensitive”. Operating with its controls takes too much attention from the road. But the good things are volume knobs and voice commands as well. A drive-mode selector is placed in front of the shift handle and with a single push of a button, you can switch between Normal, Sport or Eco modes.
The upcoming 2019 Lexus ES Hybrid also possess a new bold look with some sleek lines and aggressive design. The elegant look is still there. Its “spindle” grille is placed up front, and new fenders and narrow windows give this Lexus powerful look. Another good thing that now you can choose between a 17 and 18-inch wheels. Taller drivers don’t have to worry about going in and out of the vehicle. Some may struggle with avoiding the steering wheel bottom when getting in.
Every Lexus ES comes with a push-button start and automatic climate control. Apart from that, Lexus Safety System and Pre-Collision System are coming as standard. Furthermore, the Lane Departure Alert and Steering Assist are also there. This is a great safety vehicle, with some more technological feature like Bluetooth and heated outside mirrors. This sedan owns 10 airbags.
2019 Lexus ES Hybrid Under the Hood
The fuel economy is good on Lexus ES, but if you want even better experience, then the hybrid powertrain is what you looking for. The 2019 Lexus ES Hybrid is using a high-output, permanent-magnet, electric-drive motor with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine.
It can produce a total of 200 hp and create a 160lb-ft of torque. Standard and hybrid versions are using an automatic transmission with front-wheel drive option. Both vehicles are running on regular 87-octane gasoline. The fuel economy is 40 mpg in the city.
2019 Lexus ES Hybrid Price and Release Date
The suggested price of all-new 2019 Lexus ES Hybrid is around $42.000. With some options being added, you can increase the price up to $50,000. Furthermore, for a luxury brand like Lexus is, this is a bargain for sure. Even that the manufacturer decides to remain silent, and not provide needed information, we can only assume release date. Hybrid Lexus ES will probably hit the market in the first half of the next year.