2018 Lexus ES 300h

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Lexus ES 300h highlights

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  • Hybrid propulsion
  • Spacious cabin
  • Many standard features


  • Jumpy braking
  • Loud battery recharging
  • Frustrating smartphone connectivity

Mileage (EPA estimate)

40 city, 39 highway, 40 combined

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Luxury hybrid with many features

The 2018 Lexus ES 300h is a luxury hybrid sedan that has a lot going for it. You probably started looking at the ES 300h because of its propulsion system: a 2.5L four-cylinder engine and electric motor that generate 200 hp. But the 2018 Lexus ES 300h will really capture your heart because of everything else it offers, including a spacious cabin. A host of driver assist features come standard, making long commutes a bit easier. Luxury touches like a panoramic sunroof and heated and ventilated front seats make the ES 300h stand out. 

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  • 200-hp, 156-lb-ft of torque 2.5L
  • Cruise Control
  • Rear View Camera
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seats
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5 reasons to buy the 2018 Lexus ES 300h

1. Hybrid propulsion 

The 2018 Lexus ES 300h makes it easy to spend less time at the pump. The sedan comes standard with a hybrid propulsion system: a 200-hp combination of a 2.5L four-cylinder engine and an electric motor. With that hybrid system, the 2018 Lexus ES 300h gets an ESP-estimated 40 mpg combined fuel economy. 

2. Spacious interior 

Even if you’re often the tallest person in the room, you’ll be comfortable in the Lexus ES 300h thanks to the available 42 inches of legroom in the front seats. The back is very spacious too, with 40 inches of legroom, enough for lanky teens or bulky car seats.  

3. Standard driver assist 

Whether you’re coming home late from work or ending a day of adventure with the family, it’s nice to know you have technology assisting you behind the wheel. The 2018 Lexus ES 300h comes standard with adaptive cruise control, which makes long drives easier. Lane-departure warning and emergency braking come standard too.  

4. Sound system 

If you always have music playing, you’ll appreciate the sound systems in the 2018 Lexus ES 300h. An eight-speaker audio system and Bluetooth® integration come standard. True music enthusiasts will want the premium 15-speaker Mark Levinson® surround-sound system, available as part of the Navigation package.  

5. Comfortable ride 

Whether you’re driving through the city or on long highway stretches, you’ll be comfortable in the 2018 Lexus ES 300h. The sedan provides a smooth, quiet ride. Available options including heated and ventilated front seats, a panoramic sunroof, and power rear sunshade let you customize the cabin exactly how you like it.  

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Ratings & reliability

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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
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • 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)
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Mark Levinson Sound
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Rear View Camera

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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