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2024 Lexus ES

As the Wheel Turns: 2024 Lexus ES

The Lexus brand is synonymous with luxury and sophistication, but will the 2024 Lexus ES hold up to its legacy? Drawing from their press release, the newest iteration of the Lexus ES, the automaker's top-selling sedan, rolls out a handful of changes for 2024, which begs the question: Is it enough to warrant its starting price tag of $43,190 (DPH inclusive)? With its trio of powertrain options, all-wheel drive availability, and a hybrid version, Lexus certainly hopes to cater to a range of lifestyle needs and preferences.

A Sneak Peek into the 2024 Lexus ES

The Lexus ES is fashioned on the Global Architecture-K (GA-K) platform, constructed with high-strength steel, providing an undeniably sturdy frame. This rigorous construction method—Laser Screw Welding—is also used in the production of the LS sedan and RZ battery-electric vehicle. Notably, the ES dons a new Technology Package and showcases 18-inch wheels with Vapor Chrome finish as standard for the Ultra Luxury grade. Car enthusiasts can expect this model in dealerships by summer 2023.

Lexus ES | 2024MY |  250 AWD F SPORT | Front Three-Quarter

Powertrain and Performance

The 2024 Lexus ES offers three engine options. The ES 350 features a 3.5-liter V6 engine coupled with an 8-speed Direct Shift automatic transmission, delivering a robust 302 horsepower. This model has an EPA-estimated MPG rating of 22/32/26 (city/highway/combined). For slippery conditions, the ES 250 AWD utilizes Dynamic Torque Control AWD to ensure optimum traction, and the ES 300h hybrid version presents a combined system output of 215 horsepower with an impressive EPA-estimated MPG rating of 43/44/44 (city/highway/combined).

Sporting the "F" Badge

For those seeking an added touch of sportiness, Lexus offers the F SPORT Design on all three powertrains—ES 350, ES 250 AWD, and ES 300h. This package includes distinctive features like 19-inch alloy wheels with a Gloss Black finish, unique exterior styling elements, and a standard Intuitive Parking Assist. To further bolster the sporty appeal, Lexus introduces the F SPORT Handling grade on the ES 350 and ES 300h, integrating additions such as Sport+ and Custom Drive modes, F SPORT-tuned Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS), and a heated F SPORT steering wheel.

Design and Interiors: A Blend of Comfort and Luxury

Inherited from its flagship LS, the Lexus ES boasts a dynamic stance and a sleek silhouette. An array of wheel designs and a palette of 11 exterior colors are available to buyers, including two exclusive to the F SPORT variant. Inside, the cabin blends comfort and luxury in equal measure. The 2024 ES now also offers a Technology Package across all Base, Luxury, F SPORT Design, and F SPORT Handling models, inclusive of a 12.3-inch touchscreen with Lexus Interface, a Head-Up Display, and a SmartAccess Card Key.

Lexus ES | 2024MY |  350 | Rear Three-Quarter

Connected Services and Safety Systems

The 2024 Lexus ES comes packed with a host of connected services via Lexus Interface, featuring Over-the-Air (OTA) updates, Intelligent Assistant, Cloud Navigation, and Destination Assist. The model also takes pride in the Lexus Safety System+ 2.5 that comes standard, incorporating several active safety and convenience features like Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Pedestrian Detection, Risk Avoidance Emergency Steer Assist, Left Turn Oncoming Vehicle Detection/Braking, and All-speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) among others.

Final Gears: A Matter of Choice

When all is said and done, the 2024 Lexus ES attempts to deliver on the Lexus promise of luxury and performance. While the price tag may be on the higher end, the question of value for money eventually boils down to personal preference and needs. Will the Lexus ES's minor changes for 2024 and the promise of diversity in powertrains be enough to sway potential buyers? Perhaps only the roar of the engines and the open road can answer that.


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