Jeremy Clarkson has reviewed the Lexus ES 300h for The Sunday Times:
The Lexus ES Something or Other. As recently as five years ago I’d have dismissed it as dreary and as boring as a weatherman’s trousers. But that was then and this is now and in the current climate this Prius in a businessman suit is actually not bad. It’s not fast. It’s not even on nodding terms with the concept of speediness, mainly because it uses an internal combustion engine that was designed by a man called James Atkinson, in England, in 1882.
To drive, then, the Something or Other is very boring indeed. But crikey it’s comfortable. There’s a button that makes it less so but no one will ever push that. Not in Oxfordshire at least, where the council hasn’t knowingly mended a pothole since the war. It’s also quiet and well priced and, because it’s a Lexus, it’s extremely well put together. Panel gaps and shut lines are so tight, it beggars belief that such precision is possible.
(As with The Sunday Times, this story is behind a paywall — however, a kind soul has posted the full review on Reddit.)