2013 Lexus ES30h review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 4 March 2013 , 02:03:24 byAlina

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Lexus ES30h

Japanese carmaker Lexus revealed the ES lineup and for this year, the specialists have done a great job. The first model we have to mention is a hybrid, the 2013 Lexus ES350, which apparently it is a lot better than its predecessor. One automotive specialists and enthusiast took a ride in the model that might become the best-selling Lexus hybrid sedan and shared with us his findings. The model is question is the ES300h. From the outside we can see the model is both long and elegant and it has a very sharp look. It features the same Hybrid Synergy Drive system just like the Camry Hybrid.

Under the hood it hides a 2.5-liter Atkinsin cycle engine and electric motor that combined develop 200 total horsepower. The fuel consumption reaches 40 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. The driver did not have to press the accelerator flat to the carpet a lot sooner than expected, but very rare. As most of us know, hybrids are generally not great in snow, with their harder, low-rolling-resistance tire compounds and high-torque electric motors. The model we are talking about did a very good job during the storm as it generates a lot of power. The output combined with great winter tires, will offer the safety and traction one should need during winter time.

On the inside we can see that designers have provided luxury materials and elements, but unfortunately the tech is a little clunky and are a lot of cut-lines that indicate how the center console is assembled. The Drive Mode selector will enable the driver to choose between Normal. Eco or Sport modes. When it comes to brakes know that they seem to slow the car more than they really are. The bad thing about it is that you realize halfway before a collision. The combined fuel consumption is 34 mpg and that is during winter time and the tires make a lot of noise while on the road.
Source: autoblog