Tag: ES300h

By on March 25, 2013

The ES has been Lexus’ best-selling sedan for 15 years yet the front-driver started life as something of a side-show. In 1989 the ES was a thinly veiled Camry, supposedly rushed to market because Lexus dealers couldn’t envision launching a brand with one vehicle (the LS 400) and were unwilling to wait for the SC and GS. This explanation makes sense to me and explains why the ES was the only FWD car in a brand created to compete with the Germans. Of course, this odd fit within a full-range RWD luxury brand is exactly why the ES sells. Wonder why Acura’s wares never had the sales success of the ES? It’s all about the brand baby.

(Read More…)

By on June 14, 2012

The Lexus ES has been the best-selling Lexus sedan for decades, outselling every Lexus model except for the RX. While the ES was originally designed as the Japanese luxury brand’s entry-level vehicle in America, it is slowly becoming one of Lexus’ flagship products. To prove to us that Lexus has what it takes to reign supreme in the FWD luxury class they created in 1989, they flew us up to Oregon to sample the all-new, sixth generation ES 350 and 300h hybrid.

(Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • Re: Junkyard Find: 1986 Buick Somerset

    rentonben - It’s opposite day at Buick – newer Regals have seven knobs and a stick shift.
  • Re: Toyota May Kill V6 Camry

    juicy sushi - Given the investments auto companies, and Toyota in particular, are making in weight savings materials, the naturally aspirated 4 might be all that is necessary by...
  • Re: Piston Slap: The Express’ New Mission?

    Sajeev Mehta - Oh man, what a bummer! Thanks for sharing, mankyman.
  • Re: Piston Slap: The Express’ New Mission?

    Sajeev Mehta - And there you go. Thank you!
  • Re: Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Spotted At The Ring

    brianyates - Hmm,Some guy, not sure where you get your info. re.the BMW V8 being unreliable but it seems like you’ve been told a load of bollocks . Both My...
  • Re: Junkyard Find: 1986 Buick Somerset

    matador - The Gen III Taurus had the controls for HVAC integrated with the radio: http://i3.ytimg.com/vi/pUFIuhG e5BA/hqdefault.jpg The whole module could be pulled out....
  • Re: Toyota May Kill V6 Camry

    azmtbkr81 - I never thought I’d say this but the Avalon is an unbelievably nice car, especially for the money. I want one. It is really about 9/10 as nice as the Lexus ES....
  • Re: Piston Slap: The Express’ New Mission?

    mikeg216 - Add transmission fluid do not flush, same with the oil. Drop the pan change the filter. Swap out the rear axle and sway bar for a suburban 2500...
  • Re: Junkyard Find: 1986 Buick Somerset

    Zackman - The 1980s were a good time, but a lot of weird-sized cars came to market. Ford Tempo, these small GMs, Corsica, Beretta, etc. Yuppies bought the Pontiac Grand...
  • Re: Junkyard Find: 1986 Buick Somerset

    NoGoYo - @matador: Well the W250/W350 trucks usually end up at least slightly better off diesel or no, because people customize them. But nobody wants to bother with the...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Staff

  • Authors

  • Brendan McAleer, Canada
  • Marcelo De Vasconcellos, Brazil
  • Matthias Gasnier, Australia
  • Tycho de Feyter, China
  • W. Christian 'Mental' Ward, Abu Dhabi
  • Mark Stevenson, Canada
  • Faisal Ali Khan, India