Lexus ES 2019 Philippines Review: New level of comfort, tech & refinement

Jan 07, 2019
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  • Table of contents
  • 1. Lexus ES 2019 Philippines review: Introduction
  • 2. Lexus ES 2019 Exterior
  • 3. Lexus ES 2019 Interior
  • 4. Lexus ES 2019 Philippines: Engine & Performance
  • 5. Lexus ES 2019 Specs
The latest price, specs, interior, exterior and other details of the Lexus ES 2019 Philippines all mingle in this in-depth review by Philkotse.com.

1. Lexus ES 2019 Philippines review: Introduction

On its 7th generation, the all-new Lexus ES 2019 was launched in the Philippines a few months ago and has been made available to the Philippine market — bringing a new level of comfort, technology, and refinement in its form.

In this articles, Philkotse.com will give you more details about this luxury sedan and see the improvements made from its predecessor.

New Lexus ES 2019 review – could this be an E-Class beater?

2. Lexus ES 2019 Exterior

This luxurious sedan exudes a more energetic exterior that is mated with a crisp operation and a level of attainment that is not commonly seen in this section. Supported by the Global Architecture-K (GA-K) platform that gives the all-new Lexus ES 2019 exterior a longer, wider but lower body, this sedan allows the driver to have a better view of the road.

Showing off its longer and wider wheelbase, it is fitted with 18-inch alloy wheels that add visual appeal to its exterior. Sporting slim headlamps that are boasted in front of the vehicle, they both have a sort of letter "L" as their marker lights that gives more definition to the vehicle. 

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Lexus ES 2019 has a wider and lower body than its predecessor

With the spindle grille that takes centerstage between the headlamps, it reverberates so much like LC coupe and LS sedan. The rear part of this vehicle has three-dimensional LED taillights that form a letter “L” as what it has in front. The 2019 Lexus ES exterior comes with a lower front strut brace that has multiple support for the struts, as well as support braces to add firmness for the radiator.

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The new sedan uses a MacPherson Strut in front and a Multi-link at its rear

It uses a MacPherson Strut in front and a Multi-link at its rear. Noise reduction can also be noticed with the underbody of this sedan and sound deadening that covers 93% of its floor plan compared to its predecessor.

Famous for its quietness, the ES 2019 is made to set the bar high with its GA-K platform. This may not be something that an ordinary Pinoy will drive since it could be quite expensive for the regular Juan Obrero. Nevertheless, this vehicle will captivate the hearts of Pinoy drivers with its glossy looks.

3. Lexus ES 2019 Interior

Blending a driver-centric cockpit with a generous space for all passengers on board to allow everyone to move comfortably inside is what 2019 Lexus ES Interior is boasting. As you step inside this luxury sedan, it will be tough not to notice its "Seat in Control" that makes all controls within passenger's reach.

Sporting a 7-inch LCD instrument cluster with analog tachometer, Lexus Multimedia System is placed high on the dashboard to minimize possible distractions it may give while driving, which allows the driver to focus on the road - an astounding innovation from its other models. It also comes with a standard Apple CarPlay feature that sets the mood inside. 

The All-New Lexus 300 2019 is surprisingly spacious considering its lowered feature.

Lexus ES 2019 interior boats a generous space in spite the lowered feature of the vehicle

The new Lexus ES will surprise its passengers of its generous headroom considering the lowered vertical clearance. It boasts more cargo space compared to what it looks like. Apart from the fact that this sedan defies "what you see is what you get" statement, it also agrees that grandness is not just about what one sees in the naked eye.

Giving a meticulous eye to detail, it sports well-contoured seats for passengers' comfort with 10-way adjustment to suit any body type. Its steering wheel is a replica of what LS sedan has with a scientifically engineered rim. Comes standard with the vehicle are well-ventilated/heated seats that give comfort to its passengers.

4. Lexus ES 2019 Philippines: Engine & Performance

Speaking of the powertrain, the new ES 2019 is armed with a 3.5-liter V6 (GGR-FKS) that gives an easy acceleration and impressive fuel efficiency to the vehicle. Paired with lower-pressure port injection and high-pressure D-4S direct injection, the VVTi-W makes out 302Hp and 362 Nm peak of torque. 

Additionally, the luxury sedan switch back and forth via new eight-speed automatic transmission direct shift, which comes with a multiple -plate lock-up clutch and an ultra-thin torque converter

Under the hood of Lexus ES 300 2019 is a 3.5-liter V^ engine

2019 Lexus ES is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine

Making the vehicle more responsive is what the Drive Mode Select system presents to the table. Partnered with AI (Artificial Intelligence) Shift Control that manages the shift points of the vehicle's driver-based transmission, Lexus ES 2019 is a winner for the forward technology this sedan gives.

5. Lexus ES 2019 Specs

Lexus ES 2019 Philippines Specs
Overall
Variant
Lexus ES 350 Platinum
Price
P4,308,000
Engine & Performance
Engine
3.5-liter V6 (GGR-FKS)
Torque
362 Nm
Transmission
8-speed A/T Direct Shift
Brakes & Suspension
Suspension
  • Front: Independent MacPherson struts with coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar
  • Rear: Multilink suspension with trailing arm
Brake (Front, Rear)
ABS ( Anti-lock Brake System) with EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution)
Tires & Steering
Steering
3 Spoke
Wood & Leather
Tires/Wheels
235/45R18 18" Aluminum Noise Reduction
Dimensions
Overall Dimensions (Lx W x H)
4061 mm x 1864 mm x 1445 mm
Wheelbase
2870
Legroom (Front, Rear)
995 mm
Cargo capacity
472 L
Curb Weight
1655 kg
Seating Capacity
5
Fuel Tank Capacity
60 L
Safety & Security
  • Lane Departure Alert, Auto High Beam
  • Lane Change Assist with Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Airbags (Front, Knee, Side & Curtain)
  • TRC (Traction Control System)
  • VSC (Vehicle Stability Control)
  • ABS ( Anti-lock Brake System) with EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution)
  • Brake Assist System
  • Back Guide Monitor System
  • AL-TPWS (Auto Location - Tire Pressure Warning System
  • Anchor Bars for Fixing ISOFIX-complaint Child Seat (Outboard rear seats)
  • LED Front Fog Lamp
  • Rear Fog Lamp
  • Automatic Anti-glare Mirrors (Interior and Door Mirrors)
  • WIL (Whiplash Injury Lessening) Concept Front Seats
  • LED DRL (Daytime Running Lamp)
Comfort & Convenience
  • Power Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column Auto Away/Auto Return Function
  • Steering Wheel Control Switches
  • Auto Air Conditioning System; Independent Temperature Controls for Front Seats; Clean Air Filter
  • Power Trunk Lid
  • LED Analog Clock
  • 2 USB/Audio Mini-jack
  • Bluetooth/ Handsfree Calling
  • Remote Touch
  • Wireless Charger
  • Remote Engine Starter
  • Lexus Navigation System

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Source: Michael Morales

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