Lexus has revealed pricing details for the new 2019 ES. So for those who have been wondering about how much the luxury sedan would cost, this is a good news for you. The Japanese carmaker apparently wants the all-new ES to hit pretty hard the competition with a relatively affordable price.
Despite packing quite a lot of improvements compared to its predecessor, the Lexus ES 350 has its starting price raised only by $550, setting you back $39,500 or $40,525 with destination fee. Going up to the next trim, the ES 300h hybrid costs $41,310 or $42,335 plus delivery charge, which is even cheaper by $510 than the outgoing model. As for the range-topping ES 350 F Sport, prices start at $44.035 or $45,060 includes delivery fee.
Now let’s compare the 2019 ES with its competitors. In terms of price, the new Lexus sedan beats the likes of Audi S4 (starting at $43,650), BMW 340i (priced at $48,950), and Mercedes-AMG C43 (costs from $53,400). In addition, if you want a bit further comparison, the 2019 ES is also more affordable than the Mercedes-Benz C300 ($40,250) and the bigger 2018 Lexus GS ($46,510).
Powering the ES 350 is a 3.5-liter V6 engine capable of pumping out 302 HP and 362 Nm of torque, which is paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. It gets 22 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway, and 26 mpg combined. Packing the same powerplant, the ES 350 F Sport is slightly less economical with 22 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, and 25 mpg combined.
The best fuel economy figures come from the ES 300h hybrid with 43 mpg city, 45 mpg highway, and 44 mpg combined. This model utilises a 2.5-liter straight-four engine teamed with an electric motor to generate 215 HP.