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Lexus ES

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Summary


The Lexus ES is a large executive saloon, which was launched in the UK in 2019 to replace the discontinued GS model. The ES has not previously been sold in Europe, although has been offered for many years in the USA.

In the UK, the ES is only available with a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain. No conventional petrol or diesel models are offered.

The Lexus ES has received generally good to very good reviews from UK media sources. Consumer titles have rated it highly for its build quality, comfort and refinement, while performance-oriented titles have criticised its driving dynamics.

As of July 2022, the Lexus ES holds an Expert Rating of 66%, based on 20 reviews collected from UK media sources.

Key specifications


Body style: Large executive saloon
Engines: petrol-electric hybrid
Price: From £35,155 on-road

Launched: Winter 2018/19
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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What Car?

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: October 2018

91%

ADULT OCCUPANT

87%

CHILD OCCUPANT

90%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

77%

SAFETY ASSIST

More safety recognition

  • Euro NCAP rated the new Lexus ES as Best Large Family Car and Best Hybrid & Electric Car in 2018
  • Thatcham Research rated the Lexus ES one of the ten safest new cars for 2019

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

The Lexus ES has not been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Lexus ES has received

2018

Euro NCAP Best Cars of 2018 – Best Large Family Car + Best Hybrid & Electric Car

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Lexus ESThe Lexus ES has received generally good reviews from UK media sources. Consumer titles have rated it highly for its build quality, comfort and refinement, while performance-oriented titles have criticised its driving dynamics.