2013 Lexus IS 300h
The new 2013 Lexus IS will be launched in the UK this summer with prices starting from £26,495 for IS 250 SE, and £29,495 for the IS 300h SE. For more info, see: http://www.testdriven.co.uk/prices-and-specs-announced-for-new-2013-lexus-is/
Lexus ES 350 2012
The ES 350 entry luxury sedan continues to be a Lexus favorite with its comfortable cabin and smooth ride. With a plethora of standard amenities, such as 17-inch wheels, moonroof, 10-way power adjustable front seats, leather-trimmed seats and a multi-information display, the ES continues to impress new and loyal consumers. The ES 350 cruises into the 2012 model year virtually unchanged except for the new Nebula Gray Pearl exterior, which replaces Smoky Granite Mica; and the discontinuation of Peridot Mica.
The ES 350's aluminum 3.5-liter V6 produces 268 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 248 lb.-ft. peak torque at 4,700 rpm using 87-octane regular fuel. The ES has EPA fuel economy estimates of 19 miles per gallon in the city and 28 on the highway. The chain-driven camshafts employ Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (Dual VVT-i) for optimal performance and efficiency at all engine speeds.
The six-speed automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i) provides a sequential manual shift feature for a more involved driving experience when desired. Shifting strategy adapts to driver input, with rapid downshift response.
2013 Lexus ES300h Start Up and Review 2.5 L 4-Cylinder Hybrid
Start up and review of the 2013 Lexus ES
Powertrains: 3.5 L V6 with 6-Speed Auto (ES350) or 2.5 L 4-Cylinder Hybrid (ES300h)
Features: Power Windows, Mirrors, and Door Locks, Navigation System, Bluetooth, LexusEnform, Backup Camera, Heated Exterior Mirrors, LED Daytime Running Light's, Heatetd Seats, Voice Recogniton, Sunroof, SOS Safety Sonnect, Auto Dimming Rearview Mirror, Power Tilt and Telescoping Steering Wheel, Powered Seats, Memory Seats, AM/FM/CD Stereo System, Satellite Radio, Dual Zone Climate Control, USB Port, AUX Input, Front/Rear Parking Sensors, NuLuxe Seats, 6 Disc CD Changer
Engine & Performance
BASE ENGINE SIZE 2.5 L
CAM TYPE Double overhead cam (DOHC)
CYLINDERS Inline 4
VALVE TIMING Variable
horsepower 200 hp @ 5700 rpm
TURNING CIRCLE 37.4 ft.
Weights and Capacities
MAXIMUM PAYLOAD** 1080 lbs.
EPA INTERIOR VOLUME 112.2 cu.ft.
GROSS WEIGHT 4740 lbs.
DRAG COEFFICIENT 0.27 Cd
CURB WEIGHT 3660 lbs.
CARGO CAPACITY, ALL SEATS IN PLACE 12.1 cu.ft.
MAXIMUM CARGO CAPACITY 12.1 cu.ft.
ENGINE TYPE Hybrid
FUEL TYPE Regular unleaded
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 17.2 gal.
RANGE IN MILES (CTY/HWY) 688.0/670.8 mi.
EPA MILEAGE EST. (CTY/HWY) 40/39 mpg
What I have to say about the 2013 Lexus ES: As you probably heard in the video, I think this car is a Masterpiece in luxury wise. One gripe I have is that its not involving to drive. I'm very impressed with this new 2013 ES, it's so much better than the previous generation. The interior is also very accommodating and ultra luxurious with everything being well put together in the car. The Lexus Enform is a very nice touch too, using data connectivity through your smart phone, your able to access various apps like Pandora and Bing. With a Hybrid as well it earns really good fuel economy hitting numbers in the 40 MPG range which is impressive, all in all I expect this car to be a really good seller. Like Camerons Car Reviews on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Camerons-Car-Reviews/349462695066112?ref=hl
2013 Toyota Avalon
This certainly isn't the Avalon of old. The replacement to the Buick all the old folks in Florida seem to love. Toyota says this new Avalon will be a sporty large sedan. A poor man's BMW perhaps? If the drive is anything like it looks, it should be a lot of fun. They claim to have stiffened the chassis and improved the suspension for a sports sedan ride. I hope they're right. The current Avalon is a big comfortable boat. It's something that came straight from the Lexus lineup. This new Avalon should change all of that. It looks great in my opinion from inside to out. It definitely fits the Toyota Family with the new front end and the tail is absolutely stunning. The dash is well laid out but those touch sensitive keys always seem to get on people's nerves, including mine. They didn't work well on Ford's MyFordTouch system, hopefully Toyota got it right on their car. I can't wait to see future reviews on this big guy.
It should make very good competition for the redesigned Impala.
2013 Lexus ES350 sedan and ES300h hybrid: a closer look - Autoweek TV
Also in this episode General Motors shuffles its design staff, the government is looking into Toyota again and the new Porsche Cayman is coming to Los Angeles.
For more on GM shuffling their design staff:
For more from Sherrice Gilsbach and the Lexus ES350:
2013 Lexus ES 300h
The introduction of the all-new 2013 ES 350 and ES 300h marks the sixth generation of Lexus' popular luxury sedan since its introduction over 20 years ago. Featuring the signature Lexus spindle grille, a progressive new design and enhanced handling, the ES brings new levels of refinement and quality to the entry luxury segment. Now available with Lexus Hybrid Drive, the ES is sure to impress new and loyal consumers.