2014 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid Release and Price

The 2014 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid just a carryovers received amazing reception from consumers coupled with very high sales. This new model is new and comfort that comes with the Lexus. The downside of this hybrid is that the mouse based electronic interface is cumbersome to use and very distracting. Its time automakers realize that most people only want comes with xenon headlights and better iPhone integration. Critics say that the Lexus line of cars are just expensive variants of Toyota but high sales indicate that most consumers want the feeling of uniquenessi of its 2013 predecessor with very minor modifications.Since the release of the first ES 300 h in 2013, this sedan han old knobs as electronic controllers.

2014 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid side

2014 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid Design

 

Although not perfect, the 2014 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid provides efficient powertrain, comforatble to ride with composed handling, luxurious interior and spacious legroom. Since the release of the first ES 300 h in 2013, this sedan has received amazing reception from consumers coupled with very high sales. The 2014 model is just a carryover of its 2013 predecessor with very minor modifications. This new model now comes with xenon headlights and better iPhone integration. Critics say that the Lexus line of cars are just expensive variants of Toyota but high sales indicate that most consumers want the feeling of uniqueness and comfort that comes with the Lexus. The downside of this hybrid is that the mouse based electronic interface is cumbersome to use and very distracting. Its time automakers realize that most people only want plain old knobs as electronic controllers.

2014 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid interior

Engine

The powertrain under the hood of this 2014 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid is the same that was in the 2013 model. It is powered by a 2.5 liter Atkinson cycle engine combined with a permanent magnet AC synchronous motor and motor/generator. The engine is capable of producing 200 hp and 156lb-ft of torque. A 108 lb, 1.6 Kwh liquid cooled nickel metal hydride battery pack located at the back of the trunk is recharged by one of the engine driven motor/generators. The location of the battery reduces the capacity of the trunk by a small margin: 15.2 cubic feet in non-hybrids and 12.1 in the hybrid. To increase the flexibility of the system’s power output, the ES 300h comes with selectable drive modes: Sport mode, Eco Normal mode and EV mode all of which are activated by a button.

2014 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid engine

The 2014 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid is also very efficient when it comes to fuel economy. This new model is rated at 21 mpg City, 31 mpg on the Highway and 24 mpg combined. This efficient fuel economy can be increased by getting the battery to deliver power while the engine remains turned off by the HSD’s computer brain. Aggressive driving will lower the mpg while slow driving will see the fuel efficiency rising to an average of about 32-38 mpg.

2014 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid inside

Price

Compared with its non-hybrid counterpart ES 300, these two cars have the same interior and exterior design but the ES 300h is better when it comes to fuel economy. The ES 300 is rated at an average of 24 mpg while the ES 300h is rated at an average of about 40 mpg. The 17.2 gallon tank of this car will ensure that you will have to make few refuels on the road to reach your destination faster. Sales kicked off from the end of 2013 at a starting price of $40, 000.

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