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2020 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid Review by Mark Fulmer


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


Eminent White Pearl

Matador Red

Mica Moonbeam Beige


Nebula Gray Pearl

Nightfall Mica


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.