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The Lexus ES

From the world-class luxury amenities inside to the advanced innovations outside, discover what makes the ES and ES Hybrid stunning works of technology.

es overview

Comfort & Design

  • A Story Behind Every Surface

    The genuine contrast stitching that accentuates the elegant lines of the dash represents more than a mastery of design. Stitching the material so that it lies flat along the contours requires tremendous skill, patience and a test so unique that only 12 craftsmen in the world have been deemed qualified.

  • A Story Behind Every Surface

    Among its exclusive touches, the ES offers sustainable bamboo accents, including steering-wheel trim that is bowed from a single piece and sanded by hand.

  • A Story Behind Every Surface

    Offered exclusively on the ES 350, Espresso bird's eye maple accents are selected by hand for consistency throughout the cabin.

  • A Story Behind Every Surface

    As innovative as it is comfortable, seating can be trimmed in classic leather, semi-aniline leather or eco-friendly NuLuxe. This material is lighter than genuine leather, and its manufacturing process generates no VOCs and 65% fewer CO2 emissions.

Rear-Seat Haven

Making the most of the additional space provided by an extended platform, the rear seat offers generous headroom and enough legroom for passengers to easily cross their legs. And, to help reduce unwanted glare, rear side–window sunshades and a power rear sunshade are also available.


    Making the most of the additional space provided by an extended platform, the rear seat offers generous headroom and enough legroom for passengers to easily cross their legs. And, to help reduce unwanted glare, rear side–window sunshades and a power rear sunshade are also available.

  • Class-Leading Rear-Seat Legroom

    A long platform and a sleek front seatback design provides class-leading rear-seat legroom [*].

Today's Forecast: Warm


    Available carbon heaters warm the front seats faster and more evenly than conventional wire heaters. And, for optimal comfort, they offer three unique settings.

  • Heated Steering Wheel

    Located where your hands naturally rest, an available heating element continually monitors and adjusts the heating levels to maintain a set temperature.


    To help combat those cold winter mornings, a windshield deicer features embedded heating wires around the edge of the windshield to prevent the wipers from sticking while the vehicle is parked.

  • Experience the Next Level of Luxury

    The Ultra Luxury Package features world-class luxury in every direction—even overhead. Offered exclusively on the ES 350, a panorama glass roof provides a broad swath of light to rear-seat passengers.

  • Experience the Next Level of Luxury

    All seats are trimmed in available semi-aniline leather and the front seats can be adjusted 10 different ways. The driver's seat cushion can also be extended at the press of a button, providing added thigh support.

  • Experience the Next Level of Luxury

    To help reduce unwanted glare, the ES offers manual rear side–window sunshades and a power rear sunshade that can be operated at the push of a button. For added visibility, the shade temporarily lowers when the vehicle is placed in reverse.

More Space, More Options

With the ability to hold more than 15 cubic feet of cargo [*] on the ES 350 and more than 12 cubic feet [*] on the ES Hybrid, the ES is ready whenever you are. And, whether you're headed to the market or the airport, a concealed hinge design provides unimpeded clearance for your cargo, making it easier to load and unload.

How will you make the most of its space?

  • Travel

    9 Carry-On Bags

  • Shopping

    18 Standard Paper Grocery Bags

  • Leisure

    4 Golf Bags
    (9.5-in x 47-in)

The available power trunk can be opened and closed using buttons on the key fob, trunk lid and next to the steering wheel.


Engineered for Drivers,
Inside and Out

  • Added Rigidity

    High-tensile steel and lightweight aluminum components are paired with bracing and optimized weld points for rigidity and precise handling.

  • Dynamic Suspension

    Opposite-wound front coil springs help straight-line control, while rear-suspension geometry helps provide agility and overall control.

  • Longer Wheelbase

    A long wheelbase offers a striking stance, generous cabin space and additional legroom to rear-seat passengers.

Drive Mode Select

Whether you're looking for added exhilaration or taking a relaxing drive through the neighborhood, Drive Mode Select enables you to make your ES more responsive or efficient with the simple turn of the switch.

  • Normal Driving Mode

    Normal mode provides the optimal balance of fuel efficiency and engine performance.

  • Sport Driving Mode

    Sport mode changes the gauge cluster lighting to a fiery red and alters the powertrain for faster gear changes and more dynamic throttle mapping. In the ES Hybrid, the Hybrid System Indicator is also replaced with a tachometer and the electric motor's voltage is boosted to the maximum, helping to improve acceleration response.

  • EV Mode

    Featured exclusively on the ES Hybrid, EV mode [*] enables you to drive for short distances at low speeds on battery power alone. Because the gasoline engine is not engaged, no fuel is consumed, noise is minimized and emissions are eliminated.

  • Eco Mode

    In ECO mode, a calming blue light surrounds the gauge cluster while the throttle response and engine power output are moderated for increased fuel efficiency. The climate settings are also optimized by periodically activating recirculation mode to reduce ventilation loss and using the heated seat function for more efficient warming.

Select a mode to learn more.

A 40 MPG-Rated [*]
Sight To Behold.

Providing impeccable refinement, an extended rear valance and available bamboo trim, the ES Hybrid offers the finest in luxury. But its captivating design is only the beginning. It also features a better fuel economy rating than most subcompact cars [*] and has earned the stringent SULEV emission status.

Hybrid Overview

Low Drag
High Response

While the sleek lines of the ES may appear to be shaped by the wind, it's actually the other way around. Innovative measures were taken to redirect airflow closer to the body, contributing to a remarkably low coefficient of drag, optimized fuel efficiency and reduced noise and vibration. Combined with structural design enhancements, the result is a ride that's as smooth as it is engaging.

Aerodynamic Design Demo

In-Vehicle Technology

Lexus Enform®
App Suite

Available Lexus Enform [*] and Safety Connect® [*] offer more than the convenience of live, 24-hour navigation assistance and the peace of mind of knowing emergency services can be requested at the press of a button. With the available App Suite [*], you can use your ES to make dinner reservations, order movie tickets and personalize your Pandora® playlist more easily than ever.

lexus enform apps

Stay In The Know with SiriusXM® Data Services

  • Fuel

    With available Fuel Guide [*], you can search for stations by price, brand, distance or grade. And, once you make a selection, it can display the destination on your Navigation [*] screen.

  • Traffic

    Available NavTraffic™ [*] provides up-to-date traffic information, including speed and estimated travel time, and it can reroute you to avoid accidents or construction.

  • Weather

    Available NavWeather™ [*] provides continuously updated local weather reports and three-day forecasts for specific cities and can even automatically alert you of severe weather ahead.

  • Sports and Stocks

    Available Sports and Stocks [*] offers access to the schedules, scores and news of your favorite sports teams, as well as personalized stock quotes and related information.

Purity Of Sound

Creating the pristine three-dimensional sound of the available 15-speaker, 835-watt Mark Levinson® Premium Surround Sound Audio System [*] didn't happen by chance. Lexus and Mark Levinson engineers worked hand in hand to plan, develop and place every component for the most accurate reproduction of the artist's original recording possible.

Backup Camera

Backing into or out of tight spaces is much easier with the available backup camera [*]. Place the vehicle in reverse, and the view from a small camera located above the rear license plate is displayed in full color on the multimedia display. To assist with parking, guides indicating the vehicle's width and orientation are also displayed.

One-Touch Convenience

Without removing the key from your pocket or purse, SmartAccess [*] can sense your approach, illuminating entry points from the exterior puddle lamps to the interior lighting. You can unlock the doors and trunk with the touch of your hand. And, with the available remote keyless entry-linked memory system, the ES can detect which of the two supplied keys is present and recall the seat, side mirror and steering wheel positions to that driver's preprogrammed preferences.

  • Illuminate
    Puddle Lamps
  • Unlock Doors
  • Adjust Seats
  • Adjust Mirrors
  • Adjust Steering Wheel
  • Start Engine


A USB jack conveniently located in the center console offers complete control of your iPod® [*] and charges the device as you drive. Lexus Bluetooth® audio [*] technology goes one step further by offering the added convenience of wireless control of your compatible player's entire music library and the ability to stream audio from websites wirelessly.

View More Audio Features
  • siriusxm

    SiriusXM Satellite Radio [*] offers more than 170 channels of commercial-free music, world-class news, exclusive entertainment and talk, and more than 5,000 sporting events per year. Best of all, you'll enjoy the same digital channels wherever you drive, coast to coast.


    For even greater connectivity with your ES, use available Siri Eyes Free [*]. When your compatible phone is connected through Bluetooth [*], you can perform a variety of tasks without ever taking your hands off the wheel or eyes off the road. Check text messages, access your e-mail and more.

  • HD radio™ with itunes® tagging

    With HD Radio™ [*], you will experience CD-quality sound on FM stations and improved, crystal-clear reception on AM stations. Like the song that's playing but don't know the artist or name? You can easily tag songs for consideration the next time you connect to iTunes® [*].


Active Safety

Accidents can happen anywhere, from parking lots to major highways. Fortunately the ES offers ways to help you prepare for both.

rear cross-traffic alert
blind spot monitor
lane departure alert

Passive Safety

While an ordinary crash test dummy can provide 119 data points, Lexus uses digital models comprising millions. The result of this innovative approach to safety: a class-leading [*] 10 standard airbag system [*] and an available Pre-Collision System [*] that, in some cases, can automatically apply the brakes to reduce impact speed.

10 airbag system
pre-collision system

High-Impact Thinking

More than 30 digital models and multiple prototypes were created and crash-tested in the development of the ES upper body. By pairing additional reinforcements with increased bracing areas, stability and handling are enhanced and the roof structure is strong enough to withstand an impact load more than three times its own weight.


    A thick cowl connects the left and right suspension for rigidity and dynamic handling.

  • Side-Impact Performance

    High tensile strength steel components help to disperse impact force from one side, across the roof, to the other side where it is effectively absorbed.

  • Rear Bracing

    Rear reinforcements offer enhanced stability and can help the driver maintain a more consistent path on uneven roads.

Headlamps Every
Driver Can Appreciate

To help provide added visibility for drivers, even those not in an ES, available intelligent high-beam headlamps [*] offer added illumination when the road ahead is clear and temporarily switch to low-beam when they sense another vehicle ahead.


Vehicle(s) shown may feature optional equipment.

MSRP does not include delivery, processing and handling fee of $910. Excludes taxes, title, license and optional equipment. Dealer price may vary. ©2006-2014 Lexus, a Division of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. All information contained herein applies to U.S. vehicles only. [*]

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