Reviews: The 2019 Lexus ES 350 & ES 300h

Discussion in 'Lexus Lounge' started by krew, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. krew
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    Tomorrow, journalists from around the world will publish their first-drive reviews of the 2019 Lexus ES sedan. Tonight, you can read my full technical review of the new model as a primer.

    My personal review will be coming next week, as this article took a very long time to write. :skull:
     
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    THANK YOU!!!!!
     
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    Rear space looks to be so great. If you want comfort and high tech without losing reliability - amazing how Lexus manages that - the new ES looks like the best value proposition, the ES 300h is a no brainer. If you want sport, it will always be a compromise.
     
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    Bro! Thank you so much for the in-depth post of the ES + its features/packages. I was curious about it for some time.

    I do want to say though - I was expecting more features from the 2019 ES. Maybe I'm just greedy. :cool:

    I predict the Non F-Sport models will be the best sellers. The F-Sport model just seem to be a dress up rather than anything.
     
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    Interesting.... there are pictures/video clips with the hybrid variant having an f-sport badge, yet a hybrid f-sport model isn't going to be available (at least for the NA market). :(

    Krew, was a preorder process discussed at all?

    I plan to test drive f-sport and hybrid variants. I just want to be sure I am driving in the ultra luxury topaz shimamoku trim on the first day it's available LOL.
     
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    There were? I didn't notice any.

    I don't think there is any F-Sport Hybrid model in any market. F-Sport is pretty exclusive to just gas.
     
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    In Europe hybrids have F-Sport version, and are probably best sellers.
     
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    Of course, we won't get any other models but hybrid anyway
     
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    Reviews are kicking in and they are great!

     
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    This British reviewer has confused people since he thinks the ES is an E Class competitor, which it isn't and the source of all the complaints about flimsy and plasticky touch inside the car (to me the ES is better than the C class or 3 Series in terms of quality levels). In the European market, the ES doesn't have a direct competitor per se, as it is way longer than the C Class or 3 Series but comes at a relatively similar price. With this offering, the Lexus entry level sedan line up has two distinct categories, one for sporty, smaller and RWD (Lexus IS) and then the more comfy, roomier, larger Lexus ES.

     
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    Picture1.jpg

    VOILA lol...Notice F-sport and hybrid badges, and blue outline of L emblem...



    There are other pics/videos floating around as well. Feel like NA got duped a little :(

    At least the LS 500h is available with an F-sport trim
     
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    is it a spare or a run flat?
     
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    It's a spare! Thank God

    Saw it myself :)
     
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    This is because Lexus EU calls it GS replacement... realistically this is what customers will be doing too.
     
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    While it is "replacing" the GS as the model to be offered, it is not replacing the segment the GS was competing in. This message should also be conveyed thoroughly to EU customers because this car does not have the GS price tag but IS price, therefore, the quality is commensurate to that price. For instance, he was pointing out that some parts of the ES were flimsy while it wants on the A6. That comparison should have been made with the A4.
     
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