The 2023 Lexus ES enters the brand new mannequin yr with minor adjustments, together with expanded F Sport packages and a redesigned middle console that does away with the model’s unloved touchpad interface.
Lexus’ bestselling sedan, the ES is expounded to the Toyota Camry and was final redesigned for the 2019 mannequin yr, with some updates since then.
Much like the IS sedan, the ES is now accessible with F Sport Design and F Sport Dealing with packages, relying on the mannequin. Out there with all powertrains, the F Sport Design Package deal builds on the Premium Package deal, including 19-inch gloss black wheels and F Sport entrance and rear bumpers that intention so as to add a sportier contact to the carryover exterior styling.
2023 Lexus ES
Entrance-wheel-drive fashions will also be outfitted with an F Sport Dealing with Package deal with adaptive dampers, Sport+ and Customized drive modes, a heated steering wheel, aluminum inside trim, and the parking sensors which can be non-obligatory on F Sport Design-equipped fashions. This seems much like the Dynamic Dealing with Package deal provided on 2022 fashions.
The primary change inside is a brand new middle console that now features a sunglass holder and removes the touchpad controller in favor of a touchscreen. Lexus additionally moved the cupholder and features a wi-fi charging pad as effectively. Macadamia additionally replaces Wealthy Cream for the 2023 inside colour palette. The automobile comes customary with an 8.0-inch touchscreen and a 12.3-inch touchscreen is non-obligatory.
No mechanical adjustments have been made, so the lineup nonetheless consists of three principal variants. The front-wheel-drive ES 350 has a 3.5-liter V-6 producing 302 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque, harnessed to an 8-speed computerized transmission. The ES 300h hybrid makes use of a 2.5-liter inline-4 with Lexus’ acquainted hybrid system, producing 215 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid powertrain can be accessible solely with front-wheel drive.
2023 Lexus ES
Lexus additionally gives the all-wheel-drive ES 250 that first appeared for 2021, however meaning downgrading to a 2.5-liter inline-4 with out hybrid help. Coupled to an 8-speed computerized transmission just like the V-6, this engine is rated at 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. The ES 250 is the slowest ES variant, with a Lexus-quoted 0-60 mph time of 8.6 seconds, in comparison with 6.6 seconds and eight.1 seconds for the ES 350 and ES 300h, respectively.
The Lexus Security System 2.5+ complement of driver aids additionally carries over from 2022. It consists of anticipated options like computerized emergency braking and adaptive cruise management, in addition to automated lane centering.
Pricing begins at $43,460 (together with a $1,150 vacation spot cost) for each the ES 350 and all-wheel-drive ES 250 fashions; the ES 300h hybrid begins at $44,840 with vacation spot. The 2023 Lexus ES is scheduled to reach at dealerships later this fall.