The Lexus ES has been given a minor facelift. See what’s changed (mostly in the cabin) in this side by side comparison.
The XV70 Lexus ES is now on sale in Japan for the first time since 2006, when it was sold as the Toyota Windom. Available with digital side mirrors.
The 2019 Lexus ES250 with a 2.5L Dynamic Force I4 gas engine will be sold in China as the ES260 because 250 is slang for crazy or silly.
The 2018 Lexus ES is the first production car with digital exterior mirrors, although it’s only an option on JDM models right now.
The 2019 Lexus ES300h F-Sport has a 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle I4 engine, electric motor, CVT, NiMH battery, and a total output of 160kW (215hp).
The 2018 Lexus ES has the new GA-K platform, FWD, LS inspired looks, better handling, and the new Dynamic Force 2.5-liter I4 engine.
The 2019 Lexus ES350 F-Sport sits on the TNGA GA-K platform, is longer, wider and lower, and has a 3.5-liter V6 with 302hp (225kW) and 267 lb-ft (362Nm), and an 8-speed auto.
The 2019 Lexus ES will be based on the TNGA platform and is related to the Toyota Avalon. It will have an optional hybrid powertrain, and is reported to replace the GS as well.
The 2003 Lexus ES facelift had new bumpers, grille, headlamps and taillights, and a bigger 3.3-liter V6, but the sedan was still both ugly and boring.
The XV20 Lexus ES facelift included new headlamp lenses, a clear taillamp design, a different grille, self dimming mirrors, and other tech upgrades.