2013 Lexus ES 300h Consumer Review: Not as quiet as ES model

2013 Lexus ES 300h - Consumer Review

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

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Not as quiet as ES model
By fsb123 on


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


Bought my car in September 2013,traded in my 2007 ES350. First thing I noticed is a strong thumping noise when you start the car and put it in reverse when backing out of the driveway.
The same thumping noise is repeated when the car is in idle like when waiting for the traffic light to change like the battery is switching to gas.
I usually drive the car on ECO mode but I have never reached the 39 to 40 mpg advertised, my car is only averaging 30 mpg and on a average speed of only 29mph. I have the parchment interior which get dirty in no time. Interior amenities not as generous as the older ES350. Overall the car is satisfactory but not worth the premium price over the ES350.

Best Features

Better mileage than regular gas engine, uses regular gas. Has the power and speed when needed in highway driving. Back up camera and parking assist features are great.

Worst Features

Interior amenities not user friendly and difficult to use when driving. Also features are not as generous compared to the older lexus es350 models.
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By blackcat9
on 03/13/16 03:05 AM (PDT)

i think u having ecu defective problem.go with cruise above 44mph.

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