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85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

A comfortable luxury sedan that looks great inside and out. The hybrid system will deliver MPGs at the very least in the high 30s. The infotainment display is gorgeous, too bad it’s connected to an annoying touchpad. The lane keep assist could also do with some updating.

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Pros
  • Comfortable for the driver and passengers
  • Quiet inside
  • High gas mileage for a luxury sedan
Cons
  • Sport mode is really not that sporty
  • Touchpad is annoying to use
  • Lane keep assist could do with some more polish
85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

85
 

User Reviews

80
James87
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
80
Average Critic Score
 
80
CNET
If you want an efficient, plush car with a prestige badge, this is the one you should pick.
 
80
Edmunds
The 2019 Lexus ES 300h is a marked improvement over its predecessor, with a nicer interior and more passenger and cargo room.
 
90
Car and Driver
ES stood for Elegant Sedan when the first generation made its debut alongside the original LS400, and with this seventh generation the label fits more than ever before. In the entry-luxury realm, the ES is elegance personified.
 
80
Motor Trend
Enthusiasts may appreciate the hybrid's sport mode that increases torque at low speeds, activates six simulated gears that can be shifted manually with paddle shifters, and displays a tachometer in the center of the digital instrument panel.
 
80
The Car Connection
The 2019 Lexus ES deletes “sedate” from its vocabulary.
 
70
NY Daily News
The gear is there, the power is too, and from a comfort perspective the 2019 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h each offer the kind of composed, transparent ride that continues to be the brand's calling card. Out in the wild, however, there's not much here that isn't available elsewhere – and, in some cases, with more room, sleeker styling, and better driving dynamics for nearly the same price.