Introducing the 2024 Lexus ES, starting at $44,340. This model remains largely unchanged, except for the addition of a new Technology Package and updated wheel design options.
The Technology Package is now available across various grades, including the base, Luxury, F Sport Design, and F Sport Handling. It includes the larger 12.3-inch touchscreen, which was introduced in 2023 (the standard touchscreen size is 8.0 inches for these models). The package also features a convenient head-up display and a Smart Access Card Key. The Smart Access Card Key functions as a key fob but in a more practical, credit-card-like shape.
The Lexus Interface infotainment system, running on the larger touchscreen, offers a range of features. These include wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity, integration with Apple Music and Amazon Music, cloud-based navigation, and over-the-air (OTA) updates.
In terms of wheel options, the Luxury grade now offers five-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels with a Vapor Chrome finish. The Ultra Luxury grade comes standard with these wheels. The base models feature 17-inch wheels, while the F Sport models boast 19-inch wheels. The F Sport grade is divided into Design and Handling packages, with the latter incorporating adaptive dampers to enhance the vehicle’s handling performance.
The powertrain lineup remains the same. The front-wheel-drive ES 350 houses a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that produces 302 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The ES 300h hybrid, exclusively available with front-wheel drive, combines a 2.5-liter inline-4 engine with Lexus’ renowned hybrid system, resulting in a total system output of 215 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque.
The all-wheel-drive ES 250 is equipped with a non-hybrid 2.5-liter inline-4 engine, generating 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. It is also paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Although it offers improved traction, the estimated 0-60 mph time for the ES 250 stretches to 8.6 seconds, compared to 6.6 seconds for the ES 350 and 8.1 seconds for the ES 300h.
The 2024 Lexus ES continues to include the Lexus Safety System 2.5+, a comprehensive suite of driver aids carried over from the 2023 model. It encompasses features such as adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and traffic sign recognition.
Built on the TNGA-K platform, the ES shares its foundation and powertrains with the Toyota Camry. The last major redesign took place in 2019.
Pricing for the 2024 Lexus ES starts at $44,340 for the front-wheel-drive V-6 ES 350. The all-wheel-drive 4-cylinder ES 250 is priced at the same level, while the ES 300h hybrid starts at $45,740. These prices include a $1,150 destination charge.
The 2024 Lexus ES is expected to arrive at U.S. dealerships later this summer.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Lexus ES 2024
What are the updates for the 2024 Lexus ES?
The 2024 Lexus ES brings a new Technology Package, updated wheel design options, and an enhanced infotainment system with a larger touchscreen.
What is included in the Technology Package?
The Technology Package includes a larger 12.3-inch touchscreen, a head-up display, and a Smart Access Card Key, which serves as a more convenient key fob.
What features does the infotainment system offer?
The Lexus Interface infotainment system on the 2024 Lexus ES provides wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity, integration with Apple Music and Amazon Music, cloud-based navigation, and over-the-air updates.
What are the available wheel options?
The Luxury grade offers five-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels with a Vapor Chrome finish, while the Ultra Luxury grade comes standard with them. Base models have 17-inch wheels, and F Sport models come with 19-inch wheels.
Are there any changes to the powertrain options?
No, the powertrain lineup remains the same. The ES 350 has a 3.5-liter V-6 engine, the ES 300h hybrid uses a 2.5-liter inline-4 hybrid system, and the ES 250 has a 2.5-liter inline-4 engine. All models come with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive.
What safety features does the 2024 Lexus ES offer?
The 2024 Lexus ES includes the Lexus Safety System 2.5+, which encompasses adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and traffic sign recognition.
How much does the 2024 Lexus ES cost?
The starting price for the front-wheel-drive V-6 ES 350 is $44,340, while the all-wheel-drive 4-cylinder ES 250 has the same starting price. The ES 300h hybrid starts at $45,740. All prices include a $1,150 destination charge.
More about Lexus ES 2024
- 2024 Lexus ES Official Website
- Lexus Safety System 2.5+ Overview
- Lexus Interface Infotainment System
- Lexus ES 2024 Pricing and Configurations