2017 Lexus ES 300h

2017 Lexus ES 300h


  • Efficient hybrid powertrain returns high fuel economy
  • Luxurious interior with impressive fit and finish
  • Plenty of rear legroom, even for tall passengers


  • Ride quality isn't as smooth as some other similarly priced sedans
  • Infotainment interface is a clever idea but impractical and distracting to use while driving
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Features & Specs

40 city / 39 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
200 hp @ 5700 rpm
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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover11.1%

2017 Lexus ES 300h for Sale

Lexus ES 300h 2017 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
New 2017
Lexus ES 300h
Lexus of Towson
53.7 mi away
Edmunds Suggested Price$41,709
Est.Loan: $776/mo
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Dealer Notes
Navigation, Moonroof, Heated Seats, Hybrid, CD Player, Keyless Start, Onboard Communications System. FUEL EFFICIENT 39 MPG Hwy/40 MPG City! ES 300h trim, EMINENT WHITE PEARL exterior and PARCHMENT W/MATTE BAMBOO interior CLICK NOW!KEY FEATURES INCLUDESunroof, Back-Up Camera, Hybrid, CD Player, Onboard Communications System, Aluminum Wheels, Keyless Start, Dual Zone A/C Rear Spoiler, Keyless Entry, Remote Trunk Release, Steering Wheel Controls, Child Safety Locks.OPTION PACKAGESRADIO: MARK LEVINSON PREMIUM AUDIO PACKAGE W/NAVI EMVN, 835 watts surround sound audio, DVD-audio/video, 15 speakers, 5.1-channel surround w/7.1 architecture, Clari-Fi technology, advanced voice command casual-language voice recognition system, Bluetooth hands free phone and automatic phonebook download capabilities, Bluetooth streaming audio, HD Radio w/iTunes tagging (complimentary traffic and weather), remote touch navigation controller w/side enter buttons, MP3/WMA, dual USB/iPod audio input plugs and Lexus Insider, Lexus Enform Destinations, Destination Assist and eDestination (1-year trial subscription included), Lexus Enform App Suite, destination search, Yelp, iHeartRadio, Facebook Places, Movietickets.com, OpenTable, Pandora, Slacker, stocks, fuel prices and sports, LUXURY PACKAGE W/WOOD TRIM wood console box, Memory Exterior Mirrors, Synthetic Leather Shift Lever, Memory Driver Seat, Heated & Ventilated Front SeatsBUY FROM AN AWARD WINNING DEALERAs a result of Lexus' philosophy to Experience Amazing, Lexus vehicles are without question the best quality and most reliable luxury vehicles on the road today. We look forward to providing you with a superior ownership experience for many years to come in our all-new, state-of-the-art facility.Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Fuel economy calculations based on original manufacturer data for trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.

MSRP: $49,863

More about the 2017 Lexus ES 300h

It doesn't seem like that long ago when hybrid cars were novelties for early adopters. Now they are commonplace, aimed primarily at the midprice family market. Where hybrids are in short supply is the entry-level luxury class, and that makes the 2017 Lexus ES 300h somewhat unique. The hybrid ES prioritizes fuel economy over dynamic performance but never forgets that it is a luxury sedan. And it offers up all the comforts and amenities found in the non-hybrid, V6-powered Lexus ES.

The ES 300h is roomy and relaxing, even compared to its competition. Interior trim is excellent, fit and finish is impeccable and the backseat is generously sized. We are less enamored by the Remote Touch interface. While the idea of a computer's mouse-like interface is novel, it is not well suited for operation in a moving car. It requires too much attention be taken away from the road. If cutting-edge infotainment technology is a priority, we recommend spending plenty of time with the system during your test-drive.

Fuel economy is the ES 300h's raison d'être, and the powertrain is similar to the one found in its Toyota Camry Hybrid cousin. It utilizes a CVT transmission and is front-wheel drive. And beneath the hood is a 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle V6 mated to Toyota's proven Hybrid Synergy Drive system. This is not the most sophisticated of hybrid systems, and total system output is a mere 200 horsepower. The ES 300h accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds during our instrumented testing, which is not bad for this segment. But we don't mind giving up a little power for the sort of fuel economy the ES 300h returns. The EPA rates the Lexus ES 300h at 40 mpg combined (40 city/39 highway), a figure we were able to match in our own tests. All-electric operation at low speed enhances the trademark refinement of the ES but the cabin is even library-quiet at highway speeds. Ride quality along those highways is not as smooth as other vehicles in this class. But safety ratings for the ES are excellent.

Lexus offers the ES 300h in a single trim level that includes most of what we expect from a modern-day luxury sedan. That includes the high-quality faux-leather upholstery so prevalent in luxury cars on the market today. Additional options — including navigation, alternate interior trim choices and genuine cowhide — are bundled into packages. The content and availability of those packages can vary by region, however. If you're considering this fuel-efficient luxury sedan, Edmunds can help find the perfect 2017 Lexus ES 300h for you.

2017 Lexus ES 300h Overview

The 2017 Lexus ES 300h is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include , and 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT).

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