When Will 2022 Lexus ES be Available – Lexus is a well-known brand that was developed by Toyota to take on the likes of BMW and Audi. Lexus wanted to show the world that it can build the luxury sedans which people wanted. The 2022 Lexus ES 300h shows us that they have achieved it and have done a pretty good job as well.
The ES series of Lexus oozes of luxury. The main criteria of this car is to cocoon its occupants in the comfiest possible way. All three trims available of the ES 300h cater to this exact cause. The base trim is just the tip of the iceberg. The Luxury and Ultra Luxury trims up the game by adding in exquisite features like leather and wood trimming, heated seats and a very silent cabin. It likes to chauffer its occupants with the highest level of luxury.
2022 Lexus ES Redesign
The last aesthetic upgrade done on the Lexus family was in 2016. It added a chrome grille, a redesigned and aggressive front fascia, and the LED headlamps. It surely looks fresh but there is a detachment in the whole look. The design doesn’t flow in unison. This is observed in the front fascia which has a bit too much of chrome. The design of ES 300h is majestic, to say the least. It has long lines and a little too generous treatment of chrome over the rather eye-catchy spindle grille. The dimensions are not over the top for a luxury sedan. It stays within the limit of practicality and extravaganza.
Buick LaCrosse is the longest of the lot which translates to more internal storage. Toyota Camry is the shortest with 192.2 inches. All of these luxury sedans have more or less the same dimensions with slight variations. But that alone is enough to bring about a large variation in vehicle dynamics.
Leather and wooden trimming engross the interior of this luxury sedan. It’s airy and has a horizontal dashboard that goes on seamlessly with the A-pillars. The infotainment system has been tucked deep to avoid getting glare by sunlight. That’s pretty good attention to functionality. The bar is set high on this one. It has comfortable leather laden seats with ample leg and headroom. A comparatively quiet cabin with top of the line creature comfort puts it on top of the league. The driver and front passenger seats have 10-way power functions with an extra under-thigh support for long drivers.
The increased width makes the rear compatible for 3 occupants. A small downside is the lack of a pass-through to the trunk due to the battery pack under the seats. This also brings in a faint tremor to the cabin during travel. Luxury sedans are known for creature comfort and cabin space. This lot doesn’t disappoint as well. But in this tight competition, Toyota Camry is spacious with an abundance of room both at the front and back.
2022 Lexus ES Engine
The ES 300h is powered by a 2.5L inline-four engine along with a nickel-metal hydride battery which gives a combined output of 215 horses. Lexus has been smart in the battery placement as its position under the rear seats does not hinder the space management. The power output is moderate but the instant torque from the hybrid battery setup makes you think otherwise. The powerhouse on Lexus ES 300h is a humble setup which is a 2.5L inline-four gasoline engine. A standalone battery coupled together to produce a generous 215 horses and 163 lb-ft of torque.
Lexus is the most powerful of the lot with a slight degradation in torque figures. This lag is taken care of by the battery which provides an extra kick in between gears to mask the low torque. This improves the driving dynamics by a huge margin thus giving it an edge over the competition. Toyota Camry follows closely with 208 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque. The Lincoln MKZ is the least powerful of the lot. The acceleration of ES 300h is very sluggish at 8.1 seconds. It is no surprise as it isn’t a performance sedan but a very luxurious one. So for a luxury-oriented sedan, the figures are not half bad.
2022 Lexus ES Price and Release Date
Lexus has already started accepting bookings for the 2022 model year for most of its lineup including the 2022 Lexus ES. The Sedan is available for configuration on Lexus’s official website. Lexus does notify about the parts shortage due to the global chip crisis so the availability of packages and delivery times are susceptible to vary with dealership and location. And the price will be around $41.810 – $45.660.