If you are looking for a mid-range sedan that has some of the best comfort and safety features in its class, then we suggest that you look at the Lexus ES model. This superbly designed sedan falls in the mid-price bracket and allows you to enjoy the benefits of a super-premium car at a relatively lesser price.
This is one of the best-designed cars that you will see on the roads. It has a sloping roofline, big size engine grill with chrome finish, big alloy wheels and superbly crafted headlamp cluster. All these design elements make the Lexus ES one of the best looking cars on the roads that force people to give it a second look.
The interior of this car looks top-notch, thanks to the first-rate materials used. The designers have taken great care to see that the riders have a fantastic experience when they are travelling this car. For this, you will find several small but intelligent elements. One such design element is that when you start the ignition, the seat and the steering wheel can be tilted which improves the accessibility of the driver. The seats are designed in such a way that even a heavy frame individual can sit in any of the seats (both front and back) without any difficulty. The lack of space is also superb, but the headspace. Especially for the riders were sitting in the rear seat can be an issue if you are a tall person (thanks to the sloping roofline). To improve the driving experience, the engineers have provided a number of dials, when head-up display and a big infotainment screen integrated into the minute lead designed dashboard. The overall sound system, air conditioner, and ambient lighting are truly fantastic and you will love the experience of driving this car.
The Lexus ES is propelled by a 2.5 L petrol engine that gives a maximum power output of 178 HP, which results in a peak time torque of 221 Nm. Since this is a hybrid car. It also has an electric motor that can churn out a maximum power output of 120 HP. When the battery and the petrol engine work in tandem, then the total power generated is around 218 bhp. If you talk about the efficiency of this motor, then, according to the ARAI reading, this car gives an average mileage of 22.37 kmpl. Riding this car is an experience in itself. As this car has a hybrid engine, you will not hear any sound when you turn is the ignition key. When the car is running on the battery, you will not hear any sound. However, for added power when you turn on the petrol engine, then you will hear a slight noise. The petrol engine of this car is also very quiet and efficient. The soundproofing in the passenger cabin is excellent and you will hear very that will sound even when you are driving this car at high speeds. Our overall experience while driving this car was excellent. Although a bit more power in the higher band would have been greatly appreciated.
Lexus ES is a mid-range car and is priced at Rs. 59.13 lakhs (ex-showroom price, New Delhi). The main competitors of this car in the market are Audi A6, BMW 5 series, Mercedes-Benz E class, Jaguar XF.
• Fuel-efficient engine • Superb styling • Spacious cabin
• Expensive to maintain • Poor after sales service • Hard to get spare parts