2019 Lexus ES US Spec Presentation – Video
The all-new 2019 Lexus ES 350 will arrive in U.S. dealerships this September with a base price of $39,500, just $550 more than the outgoing model. The all-new ES 350 F SPORT package will be a $4,535 option, for a starting price of $44,035.
Pricing for the hybrid ES 300h has also been announced at $41,310 USD, making for a $510 decrease compared to its predecessor.
All prices exclude a $1,025 fee for delivery, processing and handling.
All ES 350s are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 (2GR-FKS) that is designed to deliver effortless acceleration along with impressive efficiency. The latest V6 now features the D-4S fuel injection system which uses high-pressure injectors to deliver fuel directly into the combustion chamber along with a low-pressure system that delivers fuel to the intake ports. Together with the addition of Variable Valve Timing- intelligence Wide (VVTi-W) for the intake valves, the engine is capable of operating on either the traditional Otto cycle during sporty driving or the more efficient Atkinson cycle when power demand is low.
Multiple upgrades to reciprocating parts along with a redline increase from 6,200 rpm to 6,600 rpm results in a total of 302 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 267 lb-ft of torque at 4,700 rpm. Both numbers are up significantly (+34hp, +19 lb-ft) compared to the previous V6. Fuel efficiency is up, too, with preliminary manufacturer estimates of 22 mpg city, 33 mpg highway and 26 mpg in combined driving.