Luxury sedan showcase: The Lexus ES balances luxury and power

Updated Mar 22, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Lexus ES has been out for quite a while now but it's still the perfect long-haul, luxury sedan in terms of balancing luxury and power.

Lexus ES: The perfect long-haul luxury sedan

For traveling on long distances, the Pinoy’s go-to type of vehicle nowadays is either a large comfortable van like the Toyota Alphard or the Hiace, or an SUV like the Toyota Fortuner.

Those can seat a lot of people and will have space to spare for the knick-knacks that you’ll be collecting along the way. But what about sedans? Not so much.

But what if you’re traveling alone or if there’s only two of you? Well a sedan might be a more practical choice, right? But what if you’re also after comfort and driving joy...then the Lexus ES might just be the luxury long-distance sedan for you.

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Lexus ES: Luxury and power

Under the hood of the Lexus ES is the powerful 3.5-liter 2GR-FKS V6. It is capable of making up to 300 horsepower and 357 Nm of torque. Sure, it’s grunty, but it's very well behaved in traffic.

A picture of the Lexus ES on a suburban setting

The ES looks great but in comparison to other luxury sedans, it's a bit low key

Power is sent to its front wheels via a very responsive 8-speed automatic. With that engine and transmission combination, the Lexus ES can provide you with a brisk 7.8 second 0-100 km/h time and a maximum speed of 230 km/h.

But what about the interior?

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Lexus ES: Interior and safety features

Being classed as a luxury, mid-size sedan, the ES comes with a lot of equipment that’ll make and keep you comfortable and safe.

A picture of the Lexus ES's interior

The literal lap of luxury

Interior amenities include power-adjustable seats with adjustable lumbar supports, a power tilt and telescoping steering column, the Lexus Climate Concierge which is infinitely helpful for finding the right interior temperature, a 12-inch display tied up to an incredible 17-speaker Mark Levinson sound system, and rain-sensing wipers.

For the safety aspect of the ES, it gets 10 SRS airbags, a blind spot monitoring system, active cornering assist, traction control, ABS with EBD, a hill-start assist, and a headlamp auto-leveling.

Overall, the interior of the ES is handsome to look at and it will wrap you in maximum comfort especially for long rides.

>>> For the Lexus ES’s prices, please check out our Lexus Philippine pricelist.

Lexus ES

The Lexus ES also has a really great looking silhouette

Lexus: The hybrid might be coming soon

With the Lexus ES 300h already being sold in other markets around the world, it’s only a matter of time that the said hybrid model will get a release here in the Philippines.

It’s definitely more efficient than the V6 while still maintaining the same number of premium features.  

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Lexus ES

The Lexus ES is a luxurious series of executive sedans currently presented by the Lexus car brand in its seventh generation. The Japanese company describes it as a vehicle that possesses elegance in motion as it is designed with a coupe-like structure paired with contemporary details. Inside, it boasts a cabin fitted with modern luxuries and topnotch safety features. As of 2021, Lexus Philippines offers the updated ES 300h hybrid and the ES 350 Premier V6.

₱ 3,838,000 - ₱ 4,828,000

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.


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