Parkers overall rating: 3.8 out of 5 3.8
  • Long list of standard safety kit
  • Advanced driver assistance tech available
  • Yet to be tested by Euro NCAP

Safety levels are as impressive as you’d expect for a brand new car in this market sector. As well as driver and front passenger airbags, you get head, side and knee/full-length curtain shield/rear side bags and a pop-up bonnet for pedestrian protection. You also get the following active safety systems:

  • Two-stage adaptive high-beam system for headlamps (AHS)
  • Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS)
  • Automatic High Beam (AHB)
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), all-speed
  • Intelligent parking assist sensors, front and rear
  • Lane Tracing Assist (LTA)
  • Pre-Collision System (PCS)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Braking (RCTAB)
  • Road Sign Assist (RSA)
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
  • Lots of interior space for the money
  • Space for five adults
  • Decent – for a hybrid – boot space

The Lexus ES’s interior is large and perfectly set-up for carry four adults in decent comfort – the job which it was designed for, It’s possible for tall adults to sit in the rear and not feel at all cramped, with ample leg and headroom, but the middle back seat is a little snug and probably best used for the armrest hidden in its back, which features a cubby and two cupholders.

The Lexus ES is a big car, so you’ll need a big parking space. At almost five metres in length, it’s built for motorways, not city centres. So, it’s good to know it’s roomy for people, and not too bad for their luggage. A capacity of 454 litres is less than an Audi A6, for example, but that’s down to the battery pack under the boot floor taking up space. And with that in mind, it’s not a bad result.

A powered bootlid is an optional extra, and can be remote-operated via the car’s key.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Lexus ES Saloon.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Manual sunroof
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Central locking
  • DVD
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator

F-Sport equipment

F-Sport standard equipment
  • Sports seats
F-Sport optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • DVD
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Takumi equipment

Takumi standard equipment
  • DVD
  • Sat Nav
Takumi optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Service indicator