Elegant hybrid: the 2017 Lexus ES 300h

Elegant hybrid: the 2017 Lexus ES 300h

Combining elegant style and impressive fuel economy, the 2017 Lexus ES 300h is a remarkable hybrid luxury sedan.

As one of five Lexus hybrid models offered for 2017, the ES 300h makes luxury eco-conscious with EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 40 mpg in the city, 39 mpg on the highway and 40 mpg combined.

Exterior design

With a starting MSRP of $41,820, the ES 300h conveys its hybrid identity through subtle design cues, including a trunk lip spoiler and blue hybrid badges. “Subtle,” though, is hardly the word for the overall design.

The focal point is a bold, one-piece version of the brand’s signature spindle grille, framed by elegant satin chrome trim. Ten exterior colors are available, including hues such as Silver Lining Metallic, Caviar and Satin Cashmere Metallic.

Under the hood

The ES 300h’s hybrid system combines the output of a 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle, four-cylinder engine with an electric motor to generate 200 total system horsepower. The ES 300h will run on the electric motor or gas engine alone, or a combination of both, based on the driving situation.

Interior amenities

Lexus re-invented “entry luxury” with the first ES model more than a quarter-century ago, equipping it with many extra features. And for 2017, the ES 300h continues to defy the “entry” part of entry luxury. It starts with 40 inches of rear seat legroom.

With seating for five, other interior dimensions include 55-inches of rear shoulder room, 53.8-inches of rear hip room and 12.1 cubic feet of cargo volume.

Lexus fills the spacious ES 300h cabin with a long roster of standard amenities that includes features such as automatic climate control and NuLuxe upholstery. Additionally, Premium, Luxury and Ultra Luxury Packages present a tiered approach to adding optional amenities. The latter two packages add wood trim and an improved emboss pattern on the seats. Available interior trims include Espresso Bird’s Eye Maple, Linear Dark Mocha and Matte Honey Bamboo.

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To learn more about the stylish 2017 Lexus ES 300h, visit www. lexus.com.

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