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Lexus ES 300 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 210 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2001 Lexus ES 300

  • A car that coddles but makes no attempt to invigorate.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Nice array of luxury and convenience features, strong and silent V6, slick safety technology is either standard or available.

  • Cons

    Many desirable features are optional, no GPS navigation system offered, shares too much with the pedestrian Camry to truly impart luxury.

  • What's New for 2001

    A glow-in-the-dark emergency trunk release handle is now located in the cargo compartment, while child seat-tether anchors have been…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (30 total reviews)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Update: still happy after all

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Vehicle: 2001 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

I wanted to follow up on my ownership experience; My previous post was listed by "W." and posted on 4/26/10. After having purchased this car back in Oct. 2009, it still runs beautifully and has not left me stranded once. I have put almost 40,000 miles on the car (now @ 136.5k miles) since my last post, and I still love it! I use my car for courier work (lots of stop and go driving), and it never hesitates. I had an O2 sensor replaced, which ran about $300; other than this one repair and basic upkeep (tires, oil changes, brake pads, tune-up), this car has been the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. I recommend high-mileage rated synthetic oil to keep the engine at peak performance.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Cup holder problem fixed

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Vehicle: 2001 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Excellent car. To improve the lousy cup holders, go to a Sprinkler Irrigation Store and buy a plastic Green Atrium Grate for a 4" drain pipe (about $6). Get the green grate, not the black grate (better fit for cups) then spray paint it black. It fits perfectly in the existing cup holders. It even has a lip that secures it to the lid of the armrest. You will think it was made specifically for the 97 - 01 ES300. Now back to the rest of the car ... amazing ride, great freeway gas mileage, quiet, excellent standard sound system, comfortable, adequate power. Mine has low miles, 48,000, and I suspect it will be a typical Lexus and be trouble free as my prior Lexus purchases have been.



4 of 4 people found this review helpful

My 2nd lexus es 300

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Vehicle: 2001 Lexus ES 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

I just bought the 2001 ES with very low mileage (55K) in near showroom condition. I was driving a 1994 ES that was a superb car, but I was ready for one a bit newer. This car is awesome. It's looks fool you into thinking it's ultra sedate and staid, but when pushed this car will surprise you in it's strength and agility. I bought it because I was already familiar with the quality of Lexus. I could have bought an even newer model, but I really liked the clean lines and angular body style of the '00 and '01 years more than the newer '02 to '06 models. It's a vehicle with understated elegance that performs remarkably well. I'm enjoying every moment driving it.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
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  • 24
  • highway
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Full 2001 Lexus ES 300 Review

What's New for 2001

A glow-in-the-dark emergency trunk release handle is now located in the cargo compartment, while child seat-tether anchors have been added inside.

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