2016 Lexus ES 300h

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Lexus ES 300h highlights

Customer rating


  • Ultra comfortable
  • Hybrid 
  • Spacious cabin


  • Confusing infotainment system
  • Slow acceleration
  • Limited cargo space

Mileage (EPA estimate)

40 city, 39 highway, 40 combined

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Lexus comfort with hybrid appeal

The 2016 Lexus ES 300h is a luxury sedan that delivers all the creature comforts you could want, whether it’s an available panoramic sunroof or standard synthetic leather seats. The smooth ride and quiet cabin can insulate you from the rest of the world, whether you’re on a long commute or sneaking off for a weekend away. Yet the real stand-out feature of the 2016 ES 300h is the hybrid propulsion system, which brings together a 2.5L four-cylinder engine and an electric motor to generate 200 hp.

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What is new for the 2016 Lexus ES 300h?

  • Leather & Suede Seats features are now available as options on select trims.

5 reasons to buy the 2016 Lexus ES 300h

1. Hybrid propulsion 

Trying to go further between fill ups? You’ll love the propulsion system on the 2016 Lexus ES 300h. A 2.5L four-cylinder engine works alongside an electric motor to generate 200 hp. With that propulsion system, the 2016 ES 300h gets an EPA-estimated 40 mpg combined fuel economy.


2. Electric-only drive mode 

If you’ve always been curious about going electric but struggle with range anxiety, the 2016 Lexus ES 300h offers a great learning opportunity. For short stints at lower speeds–like a city grocery store run or school pickup–the ES 300h can be driven in all-electric mode. There are also two other driving modes: Sport, for increased acceleration, and ECO, for day-to-day driving.  

3. Plenty of passenger space 

Driving your colleagues to work or picking up your teenager’s friends isn’t a problem in the 2016 Lexus ES 300h thanks to the spacious cabin. There’s nearly 42 inches of legroom in the front and 40 inches in the back seat of the 2016 Lexus ES 300h. You can even install rear-facing car seats without anyone feeling cramped.  

4. Driver assist features 

For long commutes or drives to visit family, you’ll appreciate the available driver assist features on the 2016 Lexus ES 300h. The available driver assist package offers lane departure warning, emergency braking, and more. Adaptive cruise control, part of that package, makes highway driving a bit easier.  

5. Upscale touches 

The 2016 Lexus ES 300h comes with plenty of high-end touches, like the standard sunroof and synthetic leather upholstery. If you want more, the 2016 Lexus ES 300h offers it. Genuine leather, heated and ventilated front seats, and a panoramic sunroof are all available options.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings


RepairPal gave the Lexus ES 300h an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Lexus ES 300h 2nd out of 68 among Luxury Midsize Cars.

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Lexus ES 300h features and specs

Base 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Mark Levinson Sound
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Rear Sunshade

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 41.9"/R 40"

Head room

F 37.5"/R 37.5"

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