You may not often find the phrase “luxury fuel-efficient sedan” used in the same sentence, the 2018 Lexus ES 300h proves that the two ideas are not always stand-alone.
Based on the luxury ES 350 sedan, the midsize ES 300h benefit from that model latest upgrades, including spacious rear seat, suspension and steering improvements designed to make the driving experience more comfortable. What distinguishes the ES 300h, is what under the hood, which is a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain that returns EPA fuel economy of 40 mpg in combined and highway driving.
The 2018 Lexus ES 300h is the hybrid version of the five-passenger Lexus ES 350 midsize luxury sedan. Its only available in one trim levels.
Powering the 2018 Lexus ES 300h is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor. Together this combination produces a total output of 200 horsepower and send power to the front wheels via a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).
In track testing, the 2018 Lexus ES 300h went to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds, which is a pretty good time for a hybrid. EPA-estimated fuel economy is an excellent 40 mpg combined (40 city/39 highway).
EPA estimated fuel economy is 29 mpg combined (29 city/28 highway).