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The Lexus ES 2023 has minor changes, including a revised F Sport package


The Lexus ES 2023 enters the new model year with minor changes, including expanded F Sport packages and a redesigned center console that ditches the brand’s less-than-favorite touchpad interface.

Lexus’ best-selling sedan, the ES is related to the Toyota Camry and last redesigned for the 2019 model yearwith some updates since then.

Similar to the IS . sedan, the ES is available with the F Sport Design and F Sport Handling packages, depending on the model. Available with all powertrains, the F Sport Design Package builds on the Premium Package, adding 19-inch gloss black wheels and F Sport front and rear bumpers to add a sportier touch to the styling. the exterior of the vehicle.

Lexus ES 2023

Lexus ES 2023

Front-wheel drive models can also be fitted with the F Sport Handling Package with adaptive dampers, Sport+ and Custom driving modes, a heated steering wheel, aluminum interior trim and parking sensors. is optional on models equipped with F Sport Design. This appears similar to the Dynamic Handling Package provided on the 2022 models.

The main change inside is a new center console that now includes a sunglasses holder and the removal of the touchpad controller in favor of a touchscreen. Lexus has also moved the cup holder and included a wireless charging dock. The Macadamia also replaces the Rich Cream for the 2023 interior color scheme. The vehicle comes standard with an 8.0-inch touchscreen and a 12.3-inch touchscreen is optional.

No mechanical changes have been made, so the lineup still includes three main variations. The front-wheel drive ES 350 has a 3.5-liter V-6 that produces 302 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The ES 300h hybrid uses a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with Lexus’ familiar hybrid system, producing 215 horsepower and 163 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid powertrain is also available with front-wheel drive only.

Lexus ES 2023

Lexus ES 2023

Lexus also offers the ES 250 with all-wheel drive first appeared in 2021, but that means downgrading to the 2.5-liter inline-4 with no hybrid support. Paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission like the V-6, this engine produces 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The ES 250 is the slowest ES variant, with a 0-60 mph time quoted by Lexus of 8.6 seconds, compared to 6.6 seconds and 8.1 seconds for the ES 350 and ES 300h, respectively.

The Lexus Safety System 2.5+ adds driver assistance also effective from 2022. It includes expected features such as automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control, as well as lane centering. automatic.

Prices start at $43,460 (including a $1,150 destination charge) for both the all-wheel-drive ES 350 and ES 250 models; The ES 300h hybrid starts at $44,840 with destination. The Lexus ES 2023 is expected to arrive in dealerships later this fall.

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