2013 Lexus ES 300h Consumer Review: All I expected but . . .

2013 Lexus ES 300h - Consumer Review

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

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All I expected but . . .
By selkirk2 on


2013 Lexus ES 300h 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Owned my ES300h for four year and have enjoyed almost everything about the car.
It is perfect, for me, except that the fuel consumption (mainly in town), is disappointing especially in winter.

Probably biggest irritation is the GPS - only one voice available and that not to my liking; and it seldom understands my (English) accent! The auto lights-on takes too long to be used safely - I am told that is the way it is with Toyota - Baaad - not safe IMHO. Why does cruise cut out at 40 K? Would be nice if it went down to zero?

Find the radio a challenge and the CD player (still have them) not great.

Winter brings on occasional bad smells which I control by putting air flow to maximum for five minutes. Lexus says theay are aware of the problem but have no fix.

Otherwise, nice car.
Happy camper I am.
Would I buy Hybrid again? NO because I do not do enough mileage. Doubt I would purchase another Lexus; would certainly look at the alternatives

Best Features

  • Acceleration
  • Braking
  • Noise and vibration
  • Ride comfort
  • Quality of materials
  • Interior design
  • Repair frequency
  • Dealership support
  • Engine

Worst Features

  • Cargo storage
  • Navigation

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