2015 Lexus ES 300h Pricing, Options and Specifications

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member


    Destination: TBA

    2013 Lexus ES 300h Engineering:

    Engine Type: I4
    Engine Block/Cylinder Head: Aluminum-Alloy
    Displacement (cc): 2,494
    Engine HP @ rpm (engine only): 156 HP @ 5,700 RPM
    Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm) (engine only): 156 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 RPM
    Engine and Hybrid System HP: 200 HP
    Redline (rpm): TBA
    Bore and Stroke (in.): 3.54 x 3.86
    Compression Ratio: Approximately 10.0:1
    Expansion Ratio: 12.5:1
    Valvetrain: DOHC 16-valve VVT-i
    Sequential Fuel Injection (SFI)
    Drive-by-Wire Throttle System
    Front-Wheel Drive
    CARB Emissions Rating: Clean States: SULEV-II
    Federal Emissions: Tier II/Bin 3

    HSD Electric Motor/Generator

    MG2 Traction Motor (oil cooled)
    MAX Voltage: 650 V

    MG1 Charging Motor (oil cooled)

    HSD Power Storage

    Voltage: 244.8V
    Capacity: 1.8 kWh/6.5 Ah
    Maximum Output: 41 HP



    Final Drive: 3.542


    2013 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid Safety

    Front, Side, Side Curtains, Driver and Passenger Knee airbags, and rear passenger side air bags std.

    ABS, VSC, TC, BA, EBD, Smart Stop or Brake Override
    Driver and front passenger Whiplash-Injury Lessening (WIL) seats std.
    Emergency Locking Retractors (ELR) on driver’s belt, Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractors (ALR/ELR) on all passenger seatbelts std.
    Direct Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) std.
    High-voltage cut-off function std.
    Hold START/STOP button for 3 seconds while driving: Engine will stop, but steering will not lock.

    2013 Lexus ES 300h Body/Suspension/Chassis

    Unit-Body Construction
    MacPherson Strut with stabilizer bar and opposite wound coil springs Front Suspension
    Dual-link MacPherson Strut and stabilizer bar Rear Suspension
    Stabilizer Bar (mm., front/rear): TBA mm/TBA mm
    Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering
    Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock: 2.9
    Steering Ratio: 14.8:1
    Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft.): 37.4 ft.
    Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Solid Rear Disc Brakes (in.): 11.6/11.0
    Wheels: All-Season Tires: 215/55VR17
    Compact Spare Tire

    2013 Lexus ES 300h Interior Measurements

    Headroom (in., front/rear): 37.5/37.5
    Legroom (in., front/rear): 41.9/40.0
    Shoulder Room (in., front/rear): 57.6/55.0
    Hiproom (in., front/rear): 54.8/53.8
    Cargo Volume (cu. ft.): 12.1
    Passenger Volume (cu. ft.): 100.1
    Seating Capacity: 5


    2013 Lexus ES 300h Exterior Measurements

    Wheelbase (in.): 111.0
    Length (in.): 192.7
    Height (in.): 57.1
    Width (in.): 71.7
    Track (in., front/rear): 62.6/62.0
    Curb Weight (lbs.): 3,660
    Weight Distribution (%, front/rear): 59/41
    Coefficient of Drag (Cd): 0.27

    2013 Lexus ES 300h EPA Mileage Estimates/Capacities

    City/Highway/Combined: 40/39/39 mpgUS
    Fuel (gal.): 17.2
    Required Fuel: Regular Unleaded 87 Octane

    2013 Lexus ES 300h Performance

    0 to 60 mph (sec.): 8.1
    Electronically Limited Top Speed (mph): 112

    2013 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid Standard Exterior Features
    • 17-inch alloy wheels
    • Aggressive inverted trapezoid-shaped upper and bottom-wide lower grille to produce a new “spindle grille”.
    • Underbody covers, Air stabilizer fins in the A-Pillar corner, rear view mirrors and rear lamps, integrated rear spoiler and bumper with hidden exhaust outlet reduce aero drag.
    • Arrowhead-shaped LED Daytime Running Lamps.
    • Color-keyed exterior mirrors with turn signals.
    • LED rear lamps.
    • Shark fin antenna for integrated SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
    2013 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid Standard Interior Features

    Interior Trim
    • Assist grips: two front and two rear
    • Bamboo and leather heated steering wheel
    • Contrast stitching on soft vinyl wrapped upper instrument panel
    • NuLuxe interior in Parchment, Light Gray, or Black
    • Leather-trimmed seats available
    • Leather-trimmed shift knob
    • Ambient LED Lighting
    • Padded instrument panel

    • 10-way power driver and front passenger seats (power adjustments: fore-and-aft slide; fore-aft recline; front and total vertical height; lumbar support)
    • Heated/ventilated front seats (Premium Package)
    • Height adjustable headrests for all seating positions
    • Seatback pockets behind front seats
    Instrumentation and Controls
    • Analog clock
    • Electronic digital odometer and twin trip meters
    • Steering wheel audio and multi-information display controls
    Convenience Features
    • Bluetooth phone capability
    • Cruise control
    • HomeLink programmable garage door opener in mirror.
    • Electric trunk and fuel filler door releases
    • Individual front and rear reading lamps
    • Lexus Personalized Settings (LPS) allows certain electronic settings to be tailored to owner preference (programmable by Lexus dealers)
    • Lexus Memory System to control driver’s seat (except lumbar), outside mirrors and steering wheel (Premium Package)
    • Power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel with automatic tilt-away (available)
    • Push button engine start
    • Retained accessory power feature for operation of power windows and optional moonroof
    • Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors
    • Trunk pass-through
    • Access-linked illuminated entry: interior lights illuminate when doors are unlocked (remains illuminated for 15 seconds or until door is opened).

    • Entry system with lock, two-stage unlock, trunk open and “panic” features, volume-adjustable confirmation tone and rolling code technology.

    • Headlight off delay feature: After locking vehicle, headlights remain illuminated for 30 seconds before automatically shutting off.

    • Safety Connect with Automatic Collision Notification, Stolen Vehicle Location, Emergency Assist Button, and Enhanced Roadside Assistance (complimentary one-year trial subscription included).

    • Vehicle theft deterrent system.
    2013 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid Audio System
    • AM/FM/six-disc CD changer with WMA/MP3 capability
    • 8 speakers
    • Aux and iPod®/USB input plugs
    • Automatic Sound Levelizer (ASL)
    • Integrated SiriusXM Satellite Radio receiver (complimentary 90-day trial subscription)
    2013 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid Options
    • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
    • Heated seats (for NuLuxe)
    • Heated wood and leather steering wheel
    • HID headlamps
    • Lane Departure Alert with Auto High Beams
    • Manual door sunshades and ambient lighting
    • One-touch power trunk
    • Park Assist
    • Power rear sunshade
    • Rain sensing wipers with de-icer
    Lexus Pre-Collision System (PCS) and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control Package includes Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Pre-Collision System and a Lexus grille emblem with millimeter-wave radar.

    Navigation Package includes a backup camera, Bluetooth hands free phone and automatic phonebook download capabilities, HDD Navigation (Generation 7 system), Lexus Enform 2.0® with Safety Connect with Automatic Collision Notification, Stolen Vehicle Location, Emergency Assist Button (SOS), enhanced roadside assistance, Destination Assist, eDestination and Enform App Suite (one-year trial subscription included), Lexus Insider, Remote Touch navigation controller, HD Radio with iTunes tagging, Advanced voice command casual-language voice recognition system and SiriusXM NavTraffic, NavWeather, Sports, Stocks and Gas Prices (one-year trial subscription included).

    Navigation System/Mark Levinson Audio Package includes a backup camera, Bluetooth® hands free phone and automatic phonebook download capabilities, HDD Navigation (Generation 7 system), Lexus Enform 2.0® with Safety Connect®: Automatic Collision Notification, Stolen Vehicle Location, Emergency Assist Button (SOS), enhanced roadside assistance, Destination Assist, eDestination and Enform App Suite (one-year trial subscription included), Lexus Insider, Remote Touch navigation controller, HD Radio with iTunes tagging, Advanced voice command casual-language voice recognition system, SiriusXM NavTraffic, NavWeather, Sports, Stocks and Gas Prices (one-year trial subscription included), 835 watts Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound Audio with DVD-audio/video, 15 speakers and 5.1-channel surround with 7.1 architecture.

    Display Audio includes a seven-inch screen, Remote Touch Interface, HD radio with iTunes tag, SDARS radio, CD player, backup camera, Streaming BT audio and Phone book transfer.

    Premium Package includes the genuine bamboo wood trim, Leather-trimmed and wood steering wheel and shift knob, leather seats, Memory for driver’s seat (steering, seat position and outside mirror), power tilt and telescopic steering wheel.

    Luxury Package includes the Premium Package contents plus Climate control seats, HID headlamps, Leather trimmed interior, Park Assist and the Power rear sunshade.

    Ultra Luxury Package includes the Luxury Package contents plus Ambient lighting, Manual door sunshades, One touch power trunk, Passenger seat memory, Rain sensing wipers with de-icer, Heated wood steering wheel and Driver seat cushion extender.

    2013 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid Available Colors
    • Silver Lining
    • Starfire Pearl
    • Obsidian
    • Nebula Gray Pearl
    • Fire Agate Pearl
    • Matador Red Mica
    • Satin Cashmere Metallic
    • Cerulean Blue Metallic
    • Deep Sea Mica
    2013 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid Warranty
    • 4-year/50,000-mile Comprehensive
    • 4-year/Unlimited miles Roadside Assistance
    • 6-year/70,000-mile Powertrain
    • 6-year/unlimited-mileage Corrosion Perforation
    • 8-year/100,000-mile Hybrid-related Component Coverage.
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2012
  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: 2013 Lexus ES 300h Specifications

    Hi All:

    Finally completed the 2014 Lexus ES300h Speed vs. Fuel Economy chart.


    The 2014 Lexus ES 300h is EPA rated at 40/39 mpg city/highway. Look where the ES 300h crossed its EPA highway rating.

    And like most Toyota/Lexus aFCDs, the ES 300hs is a bit optimistic. While the odometer was 3.7 percent short – itself a rather large positive offset and measured twice over significant distances – the aFCD vs. actual still indicated 2.3% optimistic. :(

  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    2014 Lexus ES 300h Review

    Hi All:

    The 2014 Lexus ES 300h arrived very well equipped. It bases at $39,350 with the as driven price of $48,459 incl. D&H. It arrived with BSM and RCTA ($500), LDA w/ Intelligent high beams ($965), HD Navi w/ 8" display and all the fixins ($2,625), Power trunk ($400), Parking Assist ($500), Rain sensor wipers and deicer ($155) <-- Doubt anyone in LA will ever use that? --, Ultra Luxury package ($2,435), Bamboo wheel and leather shift knob ($450), Cargo net ($64), and a trunk mat ($105).

    2014 Lexus ES 300h

    LAX Parking Spot Pickup. Notice the billboard? :)

    Likes up to that point? Lower seat cushion powered extension, and ventilated seats! The ES 300h normally arrives with a standard 10-way power adjustable front seat, automatic climate control, and piano black trim whereas our vehicle arrived with bamboo trim, and the 12-way power heated/ventilated front seats with the lower seat cushion extensions allowing up to 1.4 additional inches. I promise that taller individuals will love it.

    Dislikes? No sunglass holder and how to run ventilation while verifying A/C compressor is not running. Figured this out after I stopped and snapped pics at the second top off fill.

    Topped off and almost ready to tackle LA (Shell on Century and Aviation just outside LAX) to San Diego on the infamous I405 and I5.

    A nicely shaped profile ut a little bland. No character line and lack of detail.
    Lexus’ black widow spindle grille is a take it or leave it imho.

    Top off to top off: LAX Shell on Aviation and Century to Leucadia Shell just off the I5.​

    Fought the standard Southern California afternoon traffic nightmare that did not open up until Dana Point, Calif. > 60 miles south from LAX.

    Drive results

    aFCD displaying 61.9 mpg with a 60.5 mpgUS actual.
    Mileage and fill calculations showed a 2.3% negative offset.​

    Not bad for the larger luxury oriented Lexus with the Camry Hybrid drivetrain!

    2014 Lexus ES 300h Safety

    Passively the ES 300h arrived with 10 airbags including front, side, side curtain, driver/passenger knee and outboard rear seat side airbags.

    Actively, the ES 300h included Toyota’s STAR safety system with 4-wheel discs incorporating Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA) and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Traction Control (TRAC), and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC).

    Driver aids including a Pre-Collision System (PCS), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Blind Spot Monitor, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) system was included in the review vehicle.

    2014 Lexus ES 300h NHTSA 5-Star Crash Test Rating


    2014 Lexus ES 300h IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating


    The Lexus ES was redesigned for the 2013 model year with an ES 350 powered by a V6 and the ES 300h hybrid. Moderate offset frontal ratings apply to both models and were assigned by the Institute based on a test of an ES 350 conducted by Toyota as part of frontal crash test verification.

    The ES 350 and 300h have not been subjected to the IIHS small overlap crash test yet. Given the many Toyota/Lexus failures, engineers are working furiously to fix this problem across both makes product lineup.

    2014 Lexus ES 300h longer term Impressions

    Marian loved the Lexus ES 300h. As in it could be her next car if the price was right. I gave it 8.5 out of 10 which is pretty darn high for me too. Best mid-luxury offering available in all of North America IMHO.

    Plusses: Excellent overall fuel economy and beyond exceptional at the limits. 60.5 mpg actual on the highway drive between LAX and San Diego and > 96 mpg actual after 2 round trips of my 5-mile San Diego area city loop in. I consumed two bars of SOC so maybe 92 mpg actual?

    49.5 mpg for the week with Marian and I taking on her daily commute to work and back numerous times. All in, only the Passat TDI, 14 Accord Hybrid, 13/14 Sonata Hybrid, and MB E250 BlueTEC (midsize cars) could keep pace with it around town at the limits and only with a lot of work for some of them.

    I liked the 3D highlights of the dash and functional interior as Lexus stepped up. Heated bamboo wheel with leather trim was also very luxurious to the touch.

    Heated bamboo wheel, desirable dash layout and soft textured surfaces. Notice the heated/cooled seat functions?​

    There is enough cargo volume (12.1 cu. ft.) despite the large NiMH pack. A pass through and another 4 cu. ft. of cargo volume would have been better of course. The trunks push button closure was a neat feature but may be a little redundant.

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    Auto trunk closure button​

    Soft ride yet controlled body roll and good enough turn in before under steer at the limits. Marian really liked the ride. I liked the soft ride going straight but felt a little to pogoey and vague for my liking.

    I really enjoyed how the interior lit up as soon as you neared the car and prior to grabbing the handle. Proximity for all 4 doors was also a plus. I also liked the shutdown and startup sequences. Get in with seat back and wheel up, buckle the belt, and both the seat and wheel move to the last position. Three person/position memory was a welcome addition yet pretty much standard across the board in this level of vehicle.

    Rear sunshade was also a luxury feature I will miss. Manual side rear window sunshades were very easy to use and always ready. Good stuff here if you have kids in child seats or carrying passengers for a long sunny day ride.

    Side rear window shade: Probably the easiest “contraption” ever devised.
    Pull up and it practically locks itself into place. Same going down.​

    The cloth headliner and pillar covering was top notch. Not Alcantara or suede but a very fine thread and stitched material. Would like to see this in more vehicles in fact.

    Close up of the headliner and A-pillar tightly sewn fabric material.​

    At night the standard LED fogs lamps and HID headlights were a welcome addition. During the day, Marian liked the standard sunroof. Very California friendly.

    $48k as driven may seem a little high but Lexus dealers are dealing so a fully loaded 14 ES 300h should be able to be picked up for lower $40's. That is a good price for the mid-level luxury, mid-size segment.

    Few minuses include NAVI w/out on-screen PSL and inability to zoom in or out if a turn or junction ahead was showing.

    Highway Fuel Economy needs a little work but 60+ from a mid-size mid lux? Yeah, I complain too much.

    98.6 mpg (96.33 mpg actual) maximum effort 10.4 mile (10.8 miles actual) 2 round trips drive loop.​

    Odo and trip mileage selector button is hidden behind the left of the wheel was hard to find at first.

    Driver’s seat bottom extension and wheel extension could have been another inch longer for 6’-4” folks. Passenger seat could use a seat height adjuster. I may have just missed that?

    Front and Rear Seating. Truly room for 4 and 5 if needed.​

    And my number 1 miss was no sunglass holder. Lexus, please outfit your rides with this again immediately. Sunglasses cannot sit on the shelf in the center console all that well and down inside will only see them get destroyed/scratched against the phone or whatever else you may have in it.

    As a mid to high end luxury offering, it would be in my drive over all else given the FE for everyone, nicely sized, comfortable but not class leading interior surrounds, and for a price that does not break the segment shoppers back.

    Lexus warranty’s the ES 300h with a 48-month/50,000 mile basic limited warranty with roadside assistance for 48 months/unlimited miles, 72 months/70,000 miles powertrain and restraint system coverage, Hybrid System Warranty coverage is for eight years or 100,000 miles, whichever occurs first, and covers the following components: Hybrid control module, Hybrid battery control module, Hybrid battery and inverter with converter. 72 months corrosion perforation protection coverage, regardless of mileage is also included.

    Did I mention it has no sunglass holder??? I am sure I did. :(

    Last edited: May 26, 2014
  4. bestmapman

    bestmapman Fighting untruth and misinformation

    Re: 2013 Lexus ES 300h Specifications

    I am considering the ES hybrid instead of a new Prius. Too bad you are not out this way, I would love to come up and test it out with you.
  5. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: 2013 Lexus ES 300h Specifications

    Hi Jud:

    The ES has the ergonomics the Prius should have to make it livable for us larger folks so I do not blame yo one bit. Hoping the 15 Prius will get the ergonomics and interior appointments right this time?

    What do you think of this review format. I have written them up traditionally, embedded them in Sales reports, and now in a more conversational tone and manner with their specs.

  6. Ophbalance

    Ophbalance Administrator Staff Member

    Re: 2013 Lexus ES 300h Specifications

    Are there plans to test the Lexus hatch (not quite a Prius)? Not that I can really justify one, but there's always hope that I might hit a lottery at some point ;).
  7. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: 2013 Lexus ES 300h Specifications

    Hi Ophbalance:

    The CT200h? I am hoping one is still left in the Southern California Press fleet in June.

  8. bestmapman

    bestmapman Fighting untruth and misinformation

    Re: 2013 Lexus ES 300h Specifications

    The new format is good. I like the many pictures. As you know a picture speaks a thousand words. Well something to think about, A video speaks ten thousand words.

    Also, food for thought. Human nature observation.

    1) A good title/pic gets someone to click on the thread.
    2) A good first paragraph and pics gets someone to read the next several paragraphs.
    3) Great Info/content gets someone to read to the end.
  9. seftonm

    seftonm Veteran Staff Member

    Re: 2013 Lexus ES 300h Specifications

    That's impressive fuel economy! Do you think this (and the Camry Hybrid by proxy) would be competitive with the Accord Hybrid for the average driver? I always felt that the Accord raised the bar a little.

    The review format is good. One thing I would suggest is breaking it off into its own thread with a link to it from this one. Or something along those lines. The title makes it look like this thread is just about the car's specifications, nothing indicates that there is a review hidden down at post #3.
  10. SI_Prius

    SI_Prius Well-Known Member

    Re: 2013 Lexus ES 300h Specifications

    96.33 MPG, are you serious? How did you accomplish that?
  11. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: 2013 Lexus ES 300h Specifications

    Hi SI_Prius:

    Two laps of a 5 mile local city loop in San Diego for that.


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