2018-2019 Lexus ES – reliability, prestige and quality

The new second in a row 2018-2019 Lexus ES sedan generation was officially presented at the Motor Show in America as part of the New York Auto Show . In the US, the Japanese company has presented the 2018-2019 Lexus ES 350 and 2018-2019 Lexus ES 300 h (hybrid), and later the company was the most premium sedans democratic version of the 2018-2019 Lexus ES 250 is intended for sale in China, Russia and CIS countries. In our review, we analyze grains on a new premium sedan from 2018-2019 Lexus ES, we estimate using the photos and video new exterior and interior, consider the characteristics and level of the vehicle’s equipment, the price of which in Russia ranges from 1604 to 2,313,000 rubles.


So, a new design 2018-2019 Lexus ES 6 generations – the front is noteworthy, especially the grille, made ​​in the form of an hourglass (the same trend is observed in the new the 2018-2019 Lexus the GS , the 2018-2019 Lexus the RX and all new models of the premium Japanese manufacturer – branded chip , in a word). In addition, the stylish lighting fixtures, framed by strips of LEDs, with the outlines of the letters of L, a large and very neat front bumper with spoiler below and powerful fog lamps round shape at the edges.

Overall frontal 2018-2019 Lexus ES – year looks soft, rounded and vaguely, eyes only for clinging to the radiator grille. This impression of fatness and bulk continues when considering the profile of the car – it is made with the expectation, apparently, it is the American perception. Wheel arches for tires 215/55 R17 (or R18 as an option), high windows and doors – all this gives the model of some massive and cumbersome. This perception is not smooth mirror on special feet and domed roof, smoothly flowing into the trunk.

The rear of the 2018-2019 Lexus EU with a major LED lighting fixtures, aerodynamic bumper diffuser-like nozzles and two exhaust with chrome tips. luggage compartment cover – not large, has a stylish chromed insert and very harmoniously into the overall picture of the stern. A hybrid 2018-2019 Lexus ES 300h rear of the bumper has a personal form, hiding his relief exhaust system, and a small spoiler on the trunk lid.

The lower part of the body model – thresholds edge of the front and rear bumpers – has a very aggressive outlines that adds some dissonance in their combination with the outwardly calm, in general appearance of the car. Despite the roundness and fatness sedan pleasantly surprised excellent aerodynamics, the drag coefficient of just 0.27 airflow Cx.


Body dimensions 2018-2019 Lexus ES sixth generation is slightly larger than its predecessor: the length is 4900 mm, width – 1820 mm, height – 1450mm, the wheelbase – 2820 mm. This clearance cars sold in Russia increased to 151 mm (in the US ground clearance at all 2018-2019 Lexus ES 135 mm). Manufacturer with the change of generations managed to reduce the weight of cars by as much as 90 kg due to greater use of high-strength steel.
Russian motorists when ordering new 2018-2019 Lexus EU – year can choose the color of the body from a wide palette of enamels: not one metallic – Black, metallic – pearl white, beige, silver, silver-blue, gray, dark blue, red, bronze and the black.

The interior of the 2018-2019 Lexus ES -, the completely renovated interior and looks expensive and presentable. Front dash smoothly into a massive central tunnel, multifunctional steering wheel, trimmed with leather and wood, has psevdometallicheskie inserts and steering column with electric drive, adjustable in depth and height. Instruments – optitronnye have a beautiful appearance, friendly and very informative design. Torpedo performed with a plurality of bends and junctions relief. In the center of it is a large 8-inch color display, which is located under an elegant watch with arrows. Console yourself and put on a musical unit, and the remote climate control. On the wide center console with a large armrest rather closer to the front passenger control unit located communication functions, navigation, comfort – Remote Touch.

The front seats have an elongated cushion and an opportunity elektronastroek remembering different positions, as well as heating, ventilation and palm waist, which can be adjusted.

In the back row of seats is more than enough room for three people. In general, the space in the new 2018-2019 Lexus ES was more in both rows of seats.
Rear passengers gain in numbers is compared with the previous generation ES – 71 mm in the area of ​​the knees and the feet area of ​​104 mm. It is very significant, we note the addition of free space.

To trim applied high-quality leather, textured plastic and wood, and its assembly is made at the level corresponding to the premium class. Buyers are three cabin interior colors – light beige, light gray and black.

Filling sedan 2018-2019 Lexus ES 6th generation chips provide comfort, entertainment, safety of the driver and his four companions very, very rich. Full power accessories (mirrors, steering column, front seats), multifunctional 3.5-inch screen on the dashboard, the music from the “fairly simple” (8 speakers 6SD changer, MP3 and WMA, Bluetooth, AUX and USB) to the premium Mark Levinson with 15 speakers, navigation, two or three-zone climate control, cruise control, backlight interior, upholstery chairs artificial or natural leather, heated front and even rear seat ventilation of the driver seat and front passenger seats, electric sunroof, rear-view camera, 10 Th airbags, tire pressure monitoring system in tires and blind spots, rain and light sensors, xenon and lots of other amenities.

The trunk of the new sedan 2018-2019 Lexus ES is able to accommodate the equivalent of 490 liters of cargo, the hybrid version of the 2018-2019 Lexus ES 300h sedan has a somewhat smaller cargo capacity cargo compartment – 425 liters.

It should be noted that initially the company’s experts have sought to achieve a more ergonomic interior for the new 2018-2019 Lexus ES, with the addition of new features, as well as give it additional properties of high sound and noise isolation. Ergonomic characteristics really rose to the occasion, and as to the absence of noise in the cabin – very subjective impression, but according to experts the Japanese sedan is clearly not up for the silence in the cabin to its European competitors in the face of the Audi A6, BMW 5-Series and Mercedes E- class. Although there are new gidroopory engines, and materials have been applied to ensure better sound insulation.

Specifications: a platform for the new 2018-2019 Lexus ES – served as an elongated base of the last generation the Toyota the Camry . Suspension front and rear MacPherson struts, brakes – disc, has EBD, ABC, BAS and the VSC, front-wheel drive. The steering wheel has variable characteristics, which depend on the speed of movement, and is controlled by the electric power. Use new shock absorbers with good damper characteristics. In fact, the suspension and steering are much more European, the car perfectly holds direct and minimal roll in cornering, the steering wheel with a nice weight, but … for improved handling paying rigidity chassis work, who loves quality asphalt. If under the wheels of a bad road surface, all its nuances significantly transferred to the interior.
The new sixth-generation ES sedan is offered three engines, the number of the models themselves:

  • For 2018-2019 Lexus ES 350 is to be V6 3.5 Dual VVT-i (277 hp) working together with a 6-speed automatic on the electronic control. The dynamics of up to 100 kmh in 7.4 seconds, top speed of 210 mph. Claimed fuel consumption in the combined cycle of 9.5 liters.
  • Hybrid 2018-2019 Lexus ES 300h will receive 2,5 Dual VVT-i (161 hp) runs on gasoline for the Atkinson cycle and motor power of 143 forces. The total capacity of the hybrid power plant is 304 Japanese horses, available CVT E-CVT.

Owner hybrid 2018-2019 Lexus can drive on four different modes – Normal, Eco, Sport and EV (in this mode, the car can travel only on battery-powered). Special nickel-metal hydride batteries to store energy can provide a vehicle movement pure electric. The dynamics of a hybrid version to the first hundred in 8.5 seconds, top speed limited to 180 mph. Fuel consumption on the assurance of the manufacturer ranges from 5.2 liters in the suburban magistali to 5.8 liters in the urban bustle.

  • For 2018-2019 Lexus ES 250 four-cylinder 2.5-liter Dual VVT-i (184 hp) mated to a 6 automatic transmission. Auto with the youngest motor accelerates to 100 mph in 9.8 seconds, top speed 207 km. According to his passport engine consumes an average of about 7.9 liters, consumption in the city of not less than 11 liters.

Price for Russian motorists on the sixth-generation sedan 2018-2019 Lexus ES – year implies the possibility to buy a 2018-2019 Lexus ES 250, depending on the equipment level of 1.604 million. Rubles to 2.113 million. Rubles. Cost 2018-2019 Lexus ES 350 in Russia ranges from 2.105 million. Rubles to 2,250 mln. Rubles. For the 2018-2019 Lexus ES 300h asked in showrooms official dealers of 2.105 million. Rubles to 2.313 million. Rubles.