2018 Lexus ES 300h Sedan


$41,820 - $41,820
2018 Lexus ES 300h
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Pros

  • Efficient hybrid powertrain returns high fuel economy
  • Luxurious interior with impressive fit and finish
  • Plenty of rear legroom, even for tall passengers
  • Lots of standard driver aids, and plenty of optional ones

Cons

  • Lots of noise while the electric motor recharges the battery
  • Enform app suite is a poor substitute for Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Grabby brakes make it difficult to slow down smoothly
  • Infotainment system's controller is frustrating to use

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Features & Specs

4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
Starting MSRP$41,820
MPG40
Seating5
Transmissioncontinuously variable-speed automatic
Fuelhybrid
Horsepower200 hp @ 5700 rpm

Safety

Our experts’ favorite ES 300h safety features:

Blind-Spot Monitor

Illuminates a light when a vehicle is in the ES 300h's blind spot. Also detects vehicles moving across your path while in reverse.
Park Assist

Alerts the driver as the ES 300h approaches an object in front of or behind the vehicle.
Pre-Collision System

Alerts the driver if a front collision is deemed imminent and can automatically apply the brakes to lessen or avoid the impact.

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%

Top Consumer Reviews

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High end hybrid
Excellent car. Very comfortable, smooth and quiet. Not quite getting the advertised 40mpg... closer to 35 combined.
Great looking/terrible seats
The seats are very uncomfortable. After driving/riding for two hours or more the seats feel very hard. The seats feel like sitting on a mental plate. The dealership told me that the seats are standard Lexus seats. Since this is the third Lexus I have owned I know the quality of comfort has dropped considerably.
My Dream Car
I have wanted to buy this car for several years. I was concerned about the gas mileage because a previous Lexus I bought in 2000 got very poor miles per gallon. My Ford Fusion got such good mileage, I decided to go ahead and get the car I really wanted.

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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 2018 Lexus ES 300h stand out. 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 350.

The ES 300h is roomy and relaxing, even compared to its competition. Interior trim is excellent, fit and finish are impeccable, and the back seat is generously sized. We are less enamored by the Remote Touch interface. While the idea of a computer's mouselike 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 uses a continuously variable automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. Beneath the hood is a 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder 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 in 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 simulated 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 2018 Lexus ES 300h for you.

2018 Lexus ES 300h Sedan Overview

The 2018 Lexus ES 300h Sedan is offered in the following styles: , and 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT).

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Edmunds Scorecard

Overall3.5 / 5.0

Driving

3.0 / 5.0

Acceleration3.0 / 5.0
Braking2.0 / 5.0
Steering3.0 / 5.0
Handling3.0 / 5.0
Drivability4.0 / 5.0

Comfort

4.5 / 5.0

Seat comfort4.5 / 5.0
Ride comfort4.0 / 5.0
Noise & vibration3.0 / 5.0
Climate control3.0 / 5.0

Interior

4.0 / 5.0

Ease of use4.5 / 5.0
Getting in/getting out3.0 / 5.0
Driving position3.5 / 5.0
Roominess4.5 / 5.0
Visibility5.0 / 5.0
Quality4.5 / 5.0

Utility

3.5 / 5.0

Small-item storage2.5 / 5.0
Cargo space4.0 / 5.0

Technology

2.5 / 5.0

Audio & navigation1.0 / 5.0
Smartphone integration3.0 / 5.0
Driver aids4.0 / 5.0
Voice control3.0 / 5.0
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2018 Lexus ES 300h Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

The 2018 Lexus ES 300h Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $49,275. The average price paid for a new 2018 Lexus ES 300h Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $2,541 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Lexus ES 300h Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is 5.2% below the MSRP.

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