Lexus ES: Sixth Generation

First 2019 Lexus ES Sedan Rolls Off Production Line in Kentucky

Lexus ES F SPORT Production Line

The very first 2019 Lexus ES 350 F SPORT has rolled off the production line at the Georgetown factory in Kentucky:

The Lexus line in Georgetown won a J.D. Power Platinum award in 2016 after its first year of production, and has just been awarded a Gold award for the second consecutive year.

The Lexus ES will be arriving in dealerships this September. Pricing has been announced, and here you can read our review of the all-new sedan.

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Pricing and EPA fuel mileage figures have been announced for the U.S. market 7ES. From the Lexus USA Newsroom release

Entering its seventh generation, the all-new 2019 Lexus ES will go on sale in September with a base price of $39,500, a modest $550 increase over the outgoing model. The latest ES sedan delivers enhanced comfort, craftsmanship and luxury in one of the most competitive segments in the industry.

Despite the significant boost in both power and torque, the new ES also delivers better fuel efficiency than before with EPA mileage numbers of 22 mpg city, 33 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined. Compared to the previous ES 350, that’s a two mile-per-gallon improvement in combined driving in addition to an extra 34 horsepower and 19 extra pound feet of torque.

In addition to the ES 350, the ultra-efficient ES 300h will go on sale with a base price of $41,310, a notable $510 decrease compared to its predecessor. The new ES 300h not only costs less, it’s EPA mileage estimates of 43 mpg city, 45 mpg highway and 44 mpg combined make it the most fuel-efficient luxury vehicle without a plug.

A new addition to the lineup in 2019, the ES 350 F SPORT arrives with a base price of $44,035. It includes numerous upgrades like a retuned suspension, 19-inch wheels and tires and unique aluminum interior trim that gives the F SPORT a more dynamic look and feel. For the new 2019 ES 350 F SPORT, the official EPA numbers are 22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway and 25 mpg in combined driving.

All prices exclude a $1,025 fee for delivery, processing and handling.
Pricing and EPA fuel mileage figures have been announced for the U.S. market 7ES. From the Lexus USA Newsroom release

Entering its seventh generation, the all-new 2019 Lexus ES will go on sale in September with a base price of $39,500, a modest $550 increase over the outgoing model. The latest ES sedan delivers enhanced comfort, craftsmanship and luxury in one of the most competitive segments in the industry.

Despite the significant boost in both power and torque, the new ES also delivers better fuel efficiency than before with EPA mileage numbers of 22 mpg city, 33 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined. Compared to the previous ES 350, that’s a two mile-per-gallon improvement in combined driving in addition to an extra 34 horsepower and 19 extra pound feet of torque.

In addition to the ES 350, the ultra-efficient ES 300h will go on sale with a base price of $41,310, a notable $510 decrease compared to its predecessor. The new ES 300h not only costs less, it’s EPA mileage estimates of 43 mpg city, 45 mpg highway and 44 mpg combined make it the most fuel-efficient luxury vehicle without a plug.

A new addition to the lineup in 2019, the ES 350 F SPORT arrives with a base price of $44,035. It includes numerous upgrades like a retuned suspension, 19-inch wheels and tires and unique aluminum interior trim that gives the F SPORT a more dynamic look and feel. For the new 2019 ES 350 F SPORT, the official EPA numbers are 22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway and 25 mpg in combined driving.

All prices exclude a $1,025 fee for delivery, processing and handling.
Pricing and EPA fuel mileage figures have been announced for the U.S. market 7ES. From the Lexus USA Newsroom release

Entering its seventh generation, the all-new 2019 Lexus ES will go on sale in September with a base price of $39,500, a modest $550 increase over the outgoing model. The latest ES sedan delivers enhanced comfort, craftsmanship and luxury in one of the most competitive segments in the industry.

Despite the significant boost in both power and torque, the new ES also delivers better fuel efficiency than before with EPA mileage numbers of 22 mpg city, 33 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined. Compared to the previous ES 350, that’s a two mile-per-gallon improvement in combined driving in addition to an extra 34 horsepower and 19 extra pound feet of torque.

In addition to the ES 350, the ultra-efficient ES 300h will go on sale with a base price of $41,310, a notable $510 decrease compared to its predecessor. The new ES 300h not only costs less, it’s EPA mileage estimates of 43 mpg city, 45 mpg highway and 44 mpg combined make it the most fuel-efficient luxury vehicle without a plug.

A new addition to the lineup in 2019, the ES 350 F SPORT arrives with a base price of $44,035. It includes numerous upgrades like a retuned suspension, 19-inch wheels and tires and unique aluminum interior trim that gives the F SPORT a more dynamic look and feel. For the new 2019 ES 350 F SPORT, the official EPA numbers are 22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway and 25 mpg in combined driving.

All prices exclude a $1,025 fee for delivery, processing and handling.
The ES will be a great seller for Lexus. Price point is where it should be with this very stylish looking Car.
The ES will be a great seller for Lexus. Price point is where it should be with this very stylish looking Car.
The ES will be a great seller for Lexus. Price point is where it should be with this very stylish looking Car.
The ES will be a great seller for Lexus. Price point is where it should be with this very stylish looking Car.
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Well apparently the new ES will get sequential turn signals like we saw in avalon too...just not in the US (unless they make part of it flash solidly) :pensive:....

See video at time 5:25-5:58

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Well apparently the new ES will get sequential turn signals like we saw in avalon too...just not in the US (unless they make part of it flash solidly) :pensive:....

See video at time 5:25-5:58

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Well apparently the new ES will get sequential turn signals like we saw in avalon too...just not in the US (unless they make part of it flash solidly) :pensive:....

See video at time 5:25-5:58

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Well apparently the new ES will get sequential turn signals like we saw in avalon too...just not in the US (unless they make part of it flash solidly) :pensive:....

See video at time 5:25-5:58

That is indeed good news regarding the pricing - especially for the hybrid, which will be the main version sold here in Europe (do we even get it with other engine choices?).

I hope the professional auto journalist is wrong with his prediction being close to the GS price wise: https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-n...res-of-new-gs-news-specs-prices-on-sale-date/ as it should be considerably cheaper than the GS to compete properly with the A4, etc.
That is indeed good news regarding the pricing - especially for the hybrid, which will be the main version sold here in Europe (do we even get it with other engine choices?).

I hope the professional auto journalist is wrong with his prediction being close to the GS price wise: https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-n...res-of-new-gs-news-specs-prices-on-sale-date/ as it should be considerably cheaper than the GS to compete properly with the A4, etc.
That is indeed good news regarding the pricing - especially for the hybrid, which will be the main version sold here in Europe (do we even get it with other engine choices?).

I hope the professional auto journalist is wrong with his prediction being close to the GS price wise: https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-n...res-of-new-gs-news-specs-prices-on-sale-date/ as it should be considerably cheaper than the GS to compete properly with the A4, etc.
That is indeed good news regarding the pricing - especially for the hybrid, which will be the main version sold here in Europe (do we even get it with other engine choices?).

I hope the professional auto journalist is wrong with his prediction being close to the GS price wise: https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-n...res-of-new-gs-news-specs-prices-on-sale-date/ as it should be considerably cheaper than the GS to compete properly with the A4, etc.
LDeleuran
That is indeed good news regarding the pricing - especially for the hybrid, which will be the main version sold here in Europe (do we even get it with other engine choices?).
My understanding is that it'll be hybrid-only in most if not all Western European markets. Any non-hybrid ES models will primarily be sold in some Eastern European markets such as Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. Not sure what Turkey and Israel are doing about hybrid vs non-hybrid, but I do know that those also fall under the aegis of Lexus Europe.
LDeleuran
That is indeed good news regarding the pricing - especially for the hybrid, which will be the main version sold here in Europe (do we even get it with other engine choices?).
My understanding is that it'll be hybrid-only in most if not all Western European markets. Any non-hybrid ES models will primarily be sold in some Eastern European markets such as Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. Not sure what Turkey and Israel are doing about hybrid vs non-hybrid, but I do know that those also fall under the aegis of Lexus Europe.
LDeleuran
That is indeed good news regarding the pricing - especially for the hybrid, which will be the main version sold here in Europe (do we even get it with other engine choices?).
My understanding is that it'll be hybrid-only in most if not all Western European markets. Any non-hybrid ES models will primarily be sold in some Eastern European markets such as Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. Not sure what Turkey and Israel are doing about hybrid vs non-hybrid, but I do know that those also fall under the aegis of Lexus Europe.
LDeleuran
That is indeed good news regarding the pricing - especially for the hybrid, which will be the main version sold here in Europe (do we even get it with other engine choices?).
My understanding is that it'll be hybrid-only in most if not all Western European markets. Any non-hybrid ES models will primarily be sold in some Eastern European markets such as Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. Not sure what Turkey and Israel are doing about hybrid vs non-hybrid, but I do know that those also fall under the aegis of Lexus Europe.
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Joaquin Ruhi
My understanding is that it'll be hybrid-only in most if not all Western European markets. Any non-hybrid ES models will primarily be sold in some Eastern European markets such as Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. Not sure what Turkey and Israel are doing about hybrid vs non-hybrid, but I do know that those also fall under the aegis of Lexus Europe.
Lexus Turkey will only offer the hybrid which won't sell since 2.5 litre engines fall in a higher tax category. Wish they could implement the 2.0 turbo which my RX has on the new ES.
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Joaquin Ruhi
My understanding is that it'll be hybrid-only in most if not all Western European markets. Any non-hybrid ES models will primarily be sold in some Eastern European markets such as Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. Not sure what Turkey and Israel are doing about hybrid vs non-hybrid, but I do know that those also fall under the aegis of Lexus Europe.
Lexus Turkey will only offer the hybrid which won't sell since 2.5 litre engines fall in a higher tax category. Wish they could implement the 2.0 turbo which my RX has on the new ES.
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Joaquin Ruhi
My understanding is that it'll be hybrid-only in most if not all Western European markets. Any non-hybrid ES models will primarily be sold in some Eastern European markets such as Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. Not sure what Turkey and Israel are doing about hybrid vs non-hybrid, but I do know that those also fall under the aegis of Lexus Europe.
Lexus Turkey will only offer the hybrid which won't sell since 2.5 litre engines fall in a higher tax category. Wish they could implement the 2.0 turbo which my RX has on the new ES.
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Joaquin Ruhi
My understanding is that it'll be hybrid-only in most if not all Western European markets. Any non-hybrid ES models will primarily be sold in some Eastern European markets such as Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. Not sure what Turkey and Israel are doing about hybrid vs non-hybrid, but I do know that those also fall under the aegis of Lexus Europe.
Lexus Turkey will only offer the hybrid which won't sell since 2.5 litre engines fall in a higher tax category. Wish they could implement the 2.0 turbo which my RX has on the new ES.
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krew
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Lexus USA Announces 2019 ES 350 & ES 300h Pricing
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I'm not going to bother posting out on FB where ignorant trolls sit in their Spider Man undies waiting to spit fire from their keyboard, but...

It GALLS me how ignorant these multiple haters are with their tired "overpriced Camry" and "Avalon is cheaper" stupidity.

The ES is not a Camry. It's a Lexus upgrade to an Avalon. Which WE know. Some posting on FB then rants on how the Avalon will "always be cheaper".

In appearance? YES. In design? YES. In plastic everywhere you don't want it to be? YES. The new 75% black plastic catfish mouth Avalon front fascia bears no resemblance to the ES350.

It's a losing battle to engage with these brain dead wastes of space, but as a current (2018) and past (2015, 2013, 2006) ES driver, I love my car and its luxury feel.
It gets attention most everywhere I drive and park it (impossible to ignore Matador Red Mica) and I consistently receive compliments.
Toyota offers nothing close to this color. If I were driving a Camry, nobody would notice outside of driving something so common.
My slanted POV when I see an Avalon XSE or XLE is "you coulda/ shoulda bought the Lexus". And the numbers back my words.

I always thought the ES350 would be perfect with an F Sport variant. And now it's here.

And same goes for pauper can't afford but still type hater comments on FWD. And?!? I had a 2008, 2010, 2012 F Sport, 2014 and 2015 F Sport IS250 and I'd rather have the ES's HP advantage over the IS's RWD.

I've driven the GS350 several times as a loaner and its too big and drivers horrible gas mileage. The proof is in the numbers once again. Japan thought so much of the ES that they redesigned it and added an F Sport variant. NOBODY is talking about killing the ES. GS? Nothing official but the rumors of its demise persist and Lexus isn't doing much to dispel them.

I'm not 60, I'm not in a nursing home, I've driven MB E350, Audi A6 for extended periods of time and I always come back to Lexus.

They get "it" and "it" is what I pay for every month. There's not a damn thing wrong with the ES. It's the backbone of Lexus car sales for a reason.
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krew
krew

Lexus USA Announces 2019 ES 350 & ES 300h Pricing
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View the original article post
I'm not going to bother posting out on FB where ignorant trolls sit in their Spider Man undies waiting to spit fire from their keyboard, but...

It GALLS me how ignorant these multiple haters are with their tired "overpriced Camry" and "Avalon is cheaper" stupidity.

The ES is not a Camry. It's a Lexus upgrade to an Avalon. Which WE know. Some posting on FB then rants on how the Avalon will "always be cheaper".

In appearance? YES. In design? YES. In plastic everywhere you don't want it to be? YES. The new 75% black plastic catfish mouth Avalon front fascia bears no resemblance to the ES350.

It's a losing battle to engage with these brain dead wastes of space, but as a current (2018) and past (2015, 2013, 2006) ES driver, I love my car and its luxury feel.
It gets attention most everywhere I drive and park it (impossible to ignore Matador Red Mica) and I consistently receive compliments.
Toyota offers nothing close to this color. If I were driving a Camry, nobody would notice outside of driving something so common.
My slanted POV when I see an Avalon XSE or XLE is "you coulda/ shoulda bought the Lexus". And the numbers back my words.

I always thought the ES350 would be perfect with an F Sport variant. And now it's here.

And same goes for pauper can't afford but still type hater comments on FWD. And?!? I had a 2008, 2010, 2012 F Sport, 2014 and 2015 F Sport IS250 and I'd rather have the ES's HP advantage over the IS's RWD.

I've driven the GS350 several times as a loaner and its too big and drivers horrible gas mileage. The proof is in the numbers once again. Japan thought so much of the ES that they redesigned it and added an F Sport variant. NOBODY is talking about killing the ES. GS? Nothing official but the rumors of its demise persist and Lexus isn't doing much to dispel them.

I'm not 60, I'm not in a nursing home, I've driven MB E350, Audi A6 for extended periods of time and I always come back to Lexus.

They get "it" and "it" is what I pay for every month. There's not a damn thing wrong with the ES. It's the backbone of Lexus car sales for a reason.
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krew
krew

Lexus USA Announces 2019 ES 350 & ES 300h Pricing
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View the original article post
I'm not going to bother posting out on FB where ignorant trolls sit in their Spider Man undies waiting to spit fire from their keyboard, but...

It GALLS me how ignorant these multiple haters are with their tired "overpriced Camry" and "Avalon is cheaper" stupidity.

The ES is not a Camry. It's a Lexus upgrade to an Avalon. Which WE know. Some posting on FB then rants on how the Avalon will "always be cheaper".

In appearance? YES. In design? YES. In plastic everywhere you don't want it to be? YES. The new 75% black plastic catfish mouth Avalon front fascia bears no resemblance to the ES350.

It's a losing battle to engage with these brain dead wastes of space, but as a current (2018) and past (2015, 2013, 2006) ES driver, I love my car and its luxury feel.
It gets attention most everywhere I drive and park it (impossible to ignore Matador Red Mica) and I consistently receive compliments.
Toyota offers nothing close to this color. If I were driving a Camry, nobody would notice outside of driving something so common.
My slanted POV when I see an Avalon XSE or XLE is "you coulda/ shoulda bought the Lexus". And the numbers back my words.

I always thought the ES350 would be perfect with an F Sport variant. And now it's here.

And same goes for pauper can't afford but still type hater comments on FWD. And?!? I had a 2008, 2010, 2012 F Sport, 2014 and 2015 F Sport IS250 and I'd rather have the ES's HP advantage over the IS's RWD.

I've driven the GS350 several times as a loaner and its too big and drivers horrible gas mileage. The proof is in the numbers once again. Japan thought so much of the ES that they redesigned it and added an F Sport variant. NOBODY is talking about killing the ES. GS? Nothing official but the rumors of its demise persist and Lexus isn't doing much to dispel them.

I'm not 60, I'm not in a nursing home, I've driven MB E350, Audi A6 for extended periods of time and I always come back to Lexus.

They get "it" and "it" is what I pay for every month. There's not a damn thing wrong with the ES. It's the backbone of Lexus car sales for a reason.

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