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2014 Lexus ES 300h - Consumer Reviews

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Base 2.5L 4-cyl. Hybrid CVT Automatic - (9 reviews )

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A great car
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By Don Nattkemper
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2014 Lexus ES 300h 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Of 50 years of buying all types of cars, I can honestly say that this 2014 Lexus hybrid beats them all hands down.


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Tons of "Normal" Defects
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By Ryan
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2014 Lexus ES 300h 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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I'll start by saying I believe the issues I had with a brand new 2014 Lexus ES300H was due to a defective car, not consistent with others. I simply have to assume this is the case. I had two major issues never resolved which forced me to break the lease and sell the car. #1 - after 6 months of owning the car, when the car reaches about 30 miles an hour, a large rattle would occur lasting a few seconds. I took it to the Santa Monica Lexus repair shop. I was able to demonstrate the issue during a test drive with the head shop foreman. After 1 week in the shop they identified the issue as being the heat shield. The heat shield was "repaired", I picked up the car, the problem returned. This went on for 2 more visit before I gave up and took it to another Lexus repair shop. Long story short, that repair shop stated the sound is "normal" and therefore didn't want to repair it. The sound was very loud. Not possible to have a sound like that on any new car. The second problem had to do with the A/C. Each time I started my car with the A/C already in the 'ON' position, a mildew smell would come out the vents. I was told this is caused by a buildup of water in the engine area, also considered "Normal". The advice was to turn the AC off before starting the car which is ridiculous for a brand new car. Between these two issues and the terrible service, I decided to bite the bullet by getting out of the lease (at a significant cost). I am happy to be rid of the car and will never by a Lexus again.


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My First Lexus
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By John Alexander
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2014 Lexus ES 300h 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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I have owned Toyotas for years and still have and love my Land Cruiser. My wife drives an Avalon which has given us great service over the years. I built my Lexus 300H online last year and got it just as I specified. It has exceeded my expectations for a year and I can't believe I waited until last year to get one. The Fire Agate Pearl color is just beautiful and I have no regrets in getting my first Lexus whatsoever.


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Lov'n this car
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By mpgsaver13
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2014 Lexus ES 300h 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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I've owned this car for two months now and feel ready to give a review. I traded in my 06 Acura TL. My daily commute is 140 hwy miles round trip (Oakland to Stockton, CA). I drive over two large hill ranges, dare I say, one is mountainous.
98% of my driving is hwy miles and my mileage is amazing. If I drive 70-75 mph, I'll get 39-41mpg, while if I go 65-69 mph, I can get 42 mpg. I've tried just about every way to drive. Easy going, to "really" easy going and in ECO mode gets me the same as in Normal mode. In sport mode and driving really hard I'm getting 34-
35 but again that's fast at every turn, on ramp, and passing other cars.


Best Features

As for the rest, I'm loving the Siri eyes free, the Super quiet ride, virtually no engine noise, and the smooth ride. Some other reviews say it's a rough ride but I don't believe them. I Love the luxurious feel. Power is definitely sufficient and fun especially when in Sport mode.


Worst Features

Most models have the Nuluxe aka leatherette, I wish I would have got one with all real leather. I believe that's in the Ultra luxury package. Suggest Lexus add the drivers seat lumbar adjustment to go up and down also, not just forward and aft.


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great
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By brendan23
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2014 Lexus ES 300h 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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it is a great car and i have been getting 40 mpg on the road. i don't get how people get like 26 mpg they must be driving fast.


Best Features

the smooth ride is great and the seats are very comfortable.


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