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2020 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid Review


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Luxury and Great MPG

by Mark Fulmer
The Auto Channel

The seventh generation 2020 Lexus ES 300h sedan is out to prove a point: it is possible to take a good looking, great driving luxury sedan and elevate its fuel economy to a new level.


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The Power System. It start with a 2.5-liter in-line four-cylinder gas engine paired with an electric motor and a nickel-metal hydride battery pack. The 215 horses makes for easy freeway cruising and satisfactory merging and passing. ES hybrid's 44-mpg combined EPA rating coupled with fuel capacity of 13.2 gallons, results in an estimated range of 580 miles.


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The Interior. There's a very nice roominess feel to the interior which can seat a bunch of six-foot friends quite comfortably. Headroom and legroom abound.

Exterior Colors. There are plenty of paint colors to choose from, each with an exotic (sometimes silly) name:

Atomic Silver

Caviar

Eminent White Pearl

Matador Red

Mica Moonbeam Beige

Metallic

Nebula Gray Pearl

Nightfall Mica

Obsidian

Silver Lining

Metallic Sunlit Green

5 star Safety. This hybrid vehicle is equipped with the best safety tech currently available which includes:

- adaptive radar cruise control

- pre-collision avoidance

- ten airbags

- lane tracing and lane departure assist

- pedestrian detection tech

- road sign recognition

- high beam assist.


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The 2020 Lexus is a proven luxury sedan, still stylish, safe, and now thanks to the hybrid version, quite fuel effecient.

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