The 2021 Lexus ES 250 AWD, ES 350 and ES 300h are available in base, Luxury and Ultra Luxury trim levels. The ES 250 AWD and ES 350 are also available as F Sport variants. And this 2021 model year brings a Black Line Special Edition based on the ES 350 F Sport. Standard equipment in the base
ES 250 AWD/ES 350 ($41,015 ) and
ES 300h ($42,835) includes 17-in alloy wheels, bi-LED headlights, automatic high beams, sunroof, keyless entry/ignition,
forward collision warning with pedestrian/bicycle detection and automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping/lane-tracing assistance,
adaptive cruise control,
dual-zone climate control, 8-way power-adjustable front seats (with 2-way power lumbar), simulated leather upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel, four USB ports, the Remote Touch infotainment system (8-in display, touchpad controller), Wi-Fi, Lexus Enform emergency communications,
Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, Amazon Alexa compatibility, CD player, auxiliary audio input, HD/satellite radio, and a 10-speaker Pioneer sound system. The Premium package brings rain-sensing wipers, heated/ventilated front seats, power-adjustable steering column, power-folding side mirrors, and driver’s-side memory settings.
Luxury (ES 250 AWD/ES 350 $46,125; ES 300h $48,035) includes the contents of the Premium package then adds real leather upholstery, heated side mirrors, acoustic side glass, wood trim, ambient interior lighting, and blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.
Ultra Luxury (ES 250 AWD/ES 350 $49,925; ES 300h $51,835) has all of the above plus an upgraded suspension, hands-free powered trunk lid operation, upgraded leather upholstery, manual rear side sunshades, and a powered rear sunshade. The ES 250 AWD and ES 350
F Sport ($46,725) includes the Premium package plus model-specific styling and interior trim, 19-in alloy wheels, the Ultra Luxury’s upgraded suspension, enhanced engine noise, digital gauge cluster (shared with the LC and other F Sport models) and sport seats. Exclusive options for the F Sport include an adaptive suspension and a sport steering wheel with or without heating. The new-for-2021
ES 350 F Sport Black Line Special Edition ($47,575) has a two-piece luggage set from Zero Halliburton as well as some specific cosmetic touches. There are many individual additions, but their availability is sometimes dependent on region. Some may also be obtainable only in conjunction with other options or packages. Extras include 18-in alloy wheels, parking sensors, enhanced parking sensors with pedestrian detection and a 360-degree camera system, blind-spot monitoring with
rear cross-traffic alert, hands-free trunk lid, panoramic sunroof, upgraded “Triple Beam” adaptive LED headlights, head-up display, powered rear sunshade, wireless charging, 17-speaker/1,800-watt Mark Levinson audio upgrade, and a navigation system with a 12.3-in display.
Every ES comes with an impressive list of safety features beyond the typical
stability control, anti-lock brakes and 10 airbags. Standard accident avoidance technology includes forward collision warning with pedestrian/bicycle detection and automatic emergency braking, advanced lane-keeping assistance, and an automatic braking system for parking. Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert is optional at the entry-level, standard in all the higher trims. In crash testing carried out by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Lexus ES received five out of five stars overall. The ES is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+ after taking top scores of Good in all major crash-test categories.
2022 Lexus ES 300h vs the competition
2021 Acura TLX— An all-new generation debuts for 2021. Acura always does well with resale values, provides plenty of equipment for the money and brings some driver involvement. This new TLX also shakes off the previous awkward-bordering-on-forgettable styling.
2021 Buick LaCrosse— Supposing the ES 350’s new-found sportiness is not required, the
Buick LaCrosse is a handsome, well-made large sedan and a deeply comfortable ES alternative.
2021 Toyota Avalon — Related mechanically to the ES 350, the Avalon won’t offer quite the same style, prestige or driving experience of its Lexus counterpart, but it will save money.
Used Lexus GS— If a used Lexus sedan with more verve is desired, consider the
GS. It’s more luxurious than the ES and more engaging to drive. Smaller back seat, though. Check out the Lexus certified pre-owned (CPO) program.
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