7th Generation (2019+) Lexus ES (250, 260, 300h, 350) Megathread

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TBH I agree with Mark on this one. Last gen Lexus interiors (before that 14 inch screen) seem to be much more well thought out and cohesive. Current NX interior is very bad in my opinion, it is just a 14 inch screen taking up all the space and literally nothing else is happening. I also really hate the piano black plastics around the instrument cluster in the new RX. I mean at least put some buttons drive mode select etc in that blank area rather than just leaving that sh*t piano black plastic as it is. Both new NX and RX interiors are such a deal breaker for me and looking back at the ES makes me feel that way even more. I really hope they dont put the bloody touch screen on the refresh LC. I don't care about other models at point as long as they keep my beloved LC as it is.
 

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Just watched that video. The ES is one of the best cars Lexus released, and is even better now when you see the new products. This gets a touchscreen with new interface, still has physical controls, and a V6. Not to mention this is super quiet compared to the new 350s, both in hybrid and V6. V6 awd would make this gen ES so perfect.
 

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I had a Model S with a 17" touchscreen and almost no other buttons. It sucks when you are driving and need to change the fan speed or turn the heated seat on. I see the steering wheel buttons on the RX being absolutely stupid, I see the larger screen without HVAC physical controls being dumb. If the next ES follows the RX route I may not buy another ES.

What I really want is a new ES with PHEV / AWD but don't mess up the interior like they did with the RX/NX.
 

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The 14 inch screen has the bottom 1/4 dedicated to AC controls and is always visible. So it's more like a 10 inch screen for the infotainment system. But at least all AC functions are directly accessible.
 

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TBH I agree with Mark on this one. Last gen Lexus interiors (before that 14 inch screen) seem to be much more well thought out and cohesive. Current NX interior is very bad in my opinion, it is just a 14 inch screen taking up all the space and literally nothing else is happening. I also really hate the piano black plastics around the instrument cluster in the new RX. I mean at least put some buttons drive mode select etc in that blank area rather than just leaving that sh*t piano black plastic as it is. Both new NX and RX interiors are such a deal breaker for me and looking back at the ES makes me feel that way even more. I really hope they dont put the bloody touch screen on the refresh LC. I don't care about other models at point as long as they keep my beloved LC as it is.
🎯 I agree with you. Drive mode should have its own dedicated physical dial. No point to toggle on touchscreen. Imo, LC drive mode dial placement is the best
 
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