Lexus ES300h Sports Luxury 2022 Motoring Minute Review

We drive the ES300h on a road test review

Lexus ES 300h – In a world where SUVs are increasing sales every year,  cars like the Lexus ES are becoming less popular. Not because there is anything wrong with, far from it the ES is a luxury medium size sedan that has an abundance of refinement, space and comfort.

Lexus ES 300h Sport Luxury 2022 front qtr 2 I drove the 300h Luxury, priced from around $63,500 plus the usual costs.

You get a lot of car for that money.

Lexus has always delivered the little luxuries to buyers and the ES definitely has them. Such as heated and ventilated front seats, huge 12 inch centre screen, 10 way electrically adjustable front seats, multi zone A/C and more.

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The overall ambiance is of quietness, space and comfort. Rear seat passengers are well catered for in space and individual A/C controls plus more.

Lexus ES 300h Sport Luxury 2022 interior

At the heart of the ES300h is the now familiar 160kW petrol-electric hybrid powertrain combining a 2.5-litre petrol engine with 131kW and 221Nm, and an electric motor with 88kW and 202Nm.
Our overall fuel economy on test was 5.1l/100k which is excellent.

Driving the ES is a genuinely comfortable. It’s the type of saloon that you can jump into and drive for hundreds of kilometres and arrive feeling relaxed. Not the least because with current fuel prices its extremely economical

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Im Rob Fraser.

For a previous ES 300H review

Lexus ES 300h Sport Luxury 2022 rear luxury

What is good?

What is not so good?

  • Excellent economy no range anxiety
  • Luxury features
  • Comfortable interior

Lexus ES 300h Sport Luxury 2022 hybrid engine

Model   

Lexus ES 300h Sports Luxury

Model Price $78.180 MLP*
Engine 2.5L 4 Cyl Hybrid
Drivetrain FWD CVT
Power 131kW @ 5700rpm
Torque 221Nm @ 3600-5200rpm
Safety 5 Star ANCAP (Tested Sept 2021)
CO2 Emissions 109 g/km
Economy ADR/ Capacity 4.8L/100km / 5.1L/100K on test / 50L
0-100kmh/Top Speed 8.1 Secs / 180 kmh
Servicing 12 Mths / 15,000km Fixed price service
Warranty 5yr/ Unlimited km with 5 Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

Lexus ES 300h Sport Luxury 2022 central screen

Overall Rating    

90/100

Behind the Wheel 10
Comfort 10
Equipment 10
Performance 8
Ride and Handling 8
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 9
Style / appeal 9
Technology / connectivity 8
Value for Money 9

Lexus ES 300h Sport Luxury 2022 front qtr

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Lexus ES 300h Sport Luxury 2022 rear qtr

ES 300h Luxury highlights

  • 2.5 Litre Direct Injection Petrol Engine with Lexus Hybrid Drive
  • Maximum Combined Power of 160kW
  • Maximum Available Torque of 221Nm (Petrol Engine) & 202Nm (Electric Motor)
  • Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • Kerb weight of 1740kg12
  • Combined cycle fuel consumption from 4.8 litres per 100 kilometres1
  • 0-100km/h acceleration in 8.9 seconds
  • EV Mode
  • Drive Mode Select – ECO, NORMAL and SPORT
  • Active Cornering Assist (ACA)
  • 17″ Alloy Wheels
  • LED Low-beam headlights with Automatic High Beam (AHB)
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs)
  • Keyless Smart Entry (4 door) with an Ultrasonic Break-In Alarm
  • Tilt & Slide Moonroof

Lexus ES 300h Sport Luxury 2022 boot

  • LED Rear Tail-Lamps
  • Intersection Assist with Turning Assist5 (new to ES)
  • Emergency Steering Assist5 (new to ES)
  • Lexus Connected Services (new to ES)
  • Radar Active Cruise Control (RACC) with Road Sign Assist (RSA) 5
  • Pre-Collision Safety System (PCS) with Pedestrian Detection5
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Brake (RCTAB) 5
  • Parking Support with Brake (PKSB), including Intelligent Clearance Sonar (ICS) 5
  • Lane Tracing Assist (LTA) 5
  • 10 SRS Airbags
  • Alarm System with Intrusion sensor
  • Tyre Pressure Warning System
  • Choice of Hazel interior trim (new to ES)
  • Choice of Black interior trim
  • 3D Film ornamentation
  • 12.3″ Multimedia Touch-display (new to ES)
  • Reversing Camera with Rear Guide Assist (RGA)
  • Apple CarPlay®6 and Android Auto™7
  • 10 Speaker Audio
  • DAB+ Digital Radio8, USB & AUX Input
  • Satellite Navigation System
  • Dual Zone Climate Control Air Conditioning with Nanoe X™10 (new to ES)
  • Lexus Climate Concierge
  • 10-way Power Adjustable Front Seats
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Self-dimming Interior Mirror
  • 10/10
    Behind the Wheel - 10/10
  • 10/10
    Comfort - 10/10
  • 10/10
    Equipment - 10/10
  • 8/10
    Performance - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Ride and Handling - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Practicality - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fit for Purpose - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Style / appeal - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Technology / connectivity - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Value for Money - 9/10
9.0/10

Summary

Lexus ES 300h – In a world where SUVs are increasing sales every year,  cars like the Lexus ES are becoming less popular. Not because there is anything wrong with, far from it the ES is a luxury medium size sedan that has an abundance of refinement, space and comfort.
Driving the ES is a genuinely comfortable. It’s the type of saloon that you can jump into and drive for hundreds of kilometres and arrive feeling relaxed. Not the least because with current fuel prices its extremely economical

About Rob Fraser 1979 Articles
Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.