NEW FOR 2013:

– Redesigned model.

Now entering its sixth generation, the new 2013 Lexus ES350 and ES300h feature the new corporate spindle grille and a host of other upgrades.

The Lexus ES350 is powered by a 3.5-litre V6 engine (268 hp/248 lb-ft) mated to a six-speed sequential-shift automatic transmission sending power to the front-wheels exclusively. The hybrid option – Lexus ES300h – is motived by a 2.5-litre Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine (200 hp) paired with an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission that also sends power to the front wheels. There is no all-wheel drive option.

ES models are available in a single trim line with additional options packages to add content.

Standard features for both models include SmartAccess with push button start, dual-zone automatic climate control with air filter/smog sensor/automatic recirculation mode, power tilt/telescopic steering (ES300h), Lexus Memory System to control driver’s seat and steering wheel (ES300h), moonroof, power windows with one-touch auto-up/down, remote-linked power windows and moonroof, power locks, auto-dimming rearview mirror, illuminated entry, HomeLink, door courtesy lamps, cruise control, centre console with storage bin and accessory power outlet, outside temperature gauge, rear slip spoiler (ES300h), NuLuxe trimmed interior, piano black interior trim (ES350), espresso bird’s-eye maple wood interior (ES300h), leather-wrapped steering wheel, 10-way power driver/front passenger heated bucket seats, 8-speaker Lexus premium surround sound, in-dash six-disc CD changer (ES350), in-dash dingle disc CD player (ES300h), 7-inch screen and display audio (ES300h), satellite radio, auxiliary input, Bluetooth audio streaming and phone connectivity, steering-wheel mounted audio/phone/display controls, 3.5-inch colour TFT multi-information display, analog clock, electroluminescent instrumentation, ECO driving monitor, drive mode select with Normal/ECO/Sport modes, four-wheel power-assisted disc brakes with front ventilated discs, smart stop technology, ABS, vehicle stability control, traction control, brake assist, electronic brake-force distribution, direct tire pressure monitor system, rear-window defroster with auto-off timer, automatic headlights, LED daytime running lights, power heated auto-folding exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals, integrated fog lights, airbags (front, front and rear seat, driver/front passenger knee, side curtain), CRS tether anchors for outboard rear seats, vehicle theft-deterrent and engine immobilizer, emergency interior trunk release, first aid kit, and tool kit.

ES350 option packages are as follows:

Premium Package adds power tilt/telescopic steering wheel, heated wood-trimmed steering wheel, Lexus Display Audio System with 7-inch screen and display audio controller, Lexus Memory System to control power driver’s seat, Espresso bird’s-eye maple wood interior trim, rain-sensing intermittent wipers, and backup camera.

Leather and Navigation Package adds (to Premium Package) leather seat surfaces, in-dash single disc DVD player, voice-activated navigation with remote touch and 8-inch LED multi-information display, HID headlamps with dynamic auto-levelling, and heated and ventilated front seats.

Touring Package adds (to Leather and Navigation Package) 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels, semi-aniline leather trimmed interior, Lexus Memory System for front-passenger seat, Mark Levinson 15-speaker 835W premium audio, panoramic glass roof, power truck feature with one-touch auto easy open/close, power rear sunshade with manual rear-door sunshades, and premium illuminated entry.

Technology Package adds (to Touring Package) lane departure alert, advanced pre-collision system, dynamic radar cruise system, blind spot monitor system, rear cross-traffic alert, clearance and backup sonar, and intelligent high-beam headlamps.

ES300h option packages are as follows:

Navigation Package adds (to standard features) heated wood-trimmed steering wheel, voice-activated navigation system with remote touch and 8-inch LED multi-information display, in-dash single disc DVD player, and rain-sensing intermittent windshield wipers.

Leather Package adds (to Navigation Package) leather seat surfaces, Mark Levinson 15-speaker 835W premium audio system, HID headlamps with dynamic auto-levelling, heated and ventilated front seats, power rear sunshade with manual rear-door sunshades, and premium illuminated entry system.

Technology Package adds (to Leather Package) semi-aniline leather trimmed interior, Lexus Memory System for front-passenger seat, lane departure alert, advanced pre-collision system, dynamic radar cruise system, blind spot monitor system, rear cross-traffic alert, clearance and backup sonar, intelligent high-beam headlamps, and power truck feature with one-touch auto easy open/close.

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