2019 Lexus ES adds F Sport indication and Apple CarPlay tech

There’s a mint Lexus ES for 2019, and it’s improved in all a right ways. Not usually is it prettier to behold, a sixth-generation ES gets a healthy tech upgrade. And with a longer, lower, wider measure — not to discuss some framework upgrades — it ought to be a small nicer to drive, as well.

The 2019 Lexus ES rides on Toyota’s new tellurian architecture, and radically shares many of a underpinnings with a 2019 Avalon. Lexus says a ES is 2.6 inches longer, 0.2-inch reduce and 1.8 inches wider than a predecessor, with a 2-inch longer wheelbase that improves legroom for passengers. Wrap all that in bony sheetmetal and give it a large shaft grille, and you’ve got a complicated ES that really looks a partial of a new Lexus sedan.

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Look familiar? The ES gets a same slim headlights and outrageous shaft grille as Lexus’ other sedans.

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Avalon underpinnings meant a Lexus ES gets a informed span of powertrains, as well. ES 350 models use a 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6 with 302 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque, corresponding to an eight-speed involuntary transmission. The ES 300h uses Toyota’s fourth-generation hybrid expostulate system, with a 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle I4 engine corresponding to an electric motor. Total complement outlay is rated during 215 horsepower, and Lexus says a ES 300h should be good for roughly 44 mpg combined. Both models use front-wheel expostulate exclusively.

There’s a new F Sport trim for 2019 as well, that we can see in a compared images. It’s usually accessible on a ES 350, and while a powertrain carries over unchanged, a F Sport container adds a Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) complement initial introduced on a Lexus LC coupe. F Sport models get a Sport+ expostulate setting, too, with engine sound encouragement that will substantially sound as feign here as it does in each other automobile with this arrange of technology.

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The ES’ back finish indeed looks flattering great. The 2019 ES s a good alleviation over a predecessor.

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Speaking of technology, a 2019 ES gets a outrageous upgrade, and it starts with a further of Apple CarPlay. Yes, a ES is a initial Lexus car to get Apple’s smartphone mirroring tech, most like how primogenitor association Toyota usually recently combined CarPlay to a latest vehicles, including a Avalon and Corolla Hatchback. The ES also gets Amazon Alexa integration.

ES models versed with navigation get a 12.3-inch infotainment arrangement with a built-in Verizon Wi-Fi hotspot. If we confirm to abandon bureau nav, we won’t get pronounced hotspot, and your infotainment knowledge will be singular to an 8-inch display. Both systems are tranquil by Lexus’ Remote Touch trackpad which, if you’ve never used it before, is one of a misfortune infotainment interfaces in a attention today.

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Navigation-equipped models get a 12.3-inch infotainment shade tranquil by an awful trackpad interface. But hey, during slightest there’s CarPlay now!


Elsewhere in a interior, a ES is pristine Lexus. Leather seats are standard, and a accumulation of timber and steel inlays are available. We have no reason to trust a ES will be anything other than super-quiet and impossibly comfortable.

Following a entrance during a Beijing Motor Show this week, as good as a coexisting phenomenon in Los Angeles, a ES will strike Lexus dealers this September. Pricing will be suggested closer to that time, though don’t design it to start most aloft than a stream model’s $38,950 MSRP.

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