Lexus ES Showcase
The Elegant Sedan
Lexus of Edmonton proudly presents the Lexus ES – the Elegant Sedan. First introduced in the Lexus lineup in 1989, the ES was designed to give all other regular sedans on the road not only a serious run for their money, but overtly up scaling what it means to drive a sedan by introducing luxury elements to the regular commuter. After 26 years, the ES still stands strong among the Lexus family, so let’s take a minute to look at what makes the Elegant Sedan click.
At the Heart of the Lexus ES
When looking at the Lexus ES, we are faced with two trim models that offer a big difference in operation and philosophy. Let’s take a look.
The ES 350, which is the standard trim, comes powered by a 3.5-litre, six-cylinder DOHC engine that puts out up to 268 horsepower. This engine uses dual variable valve timing with intelligence (VVT-i) along side electronic throttle control system with intelligence (ETCS-i) to improve both efficiency and comfort, all whilst maintaining the standard of an ultra low emissions vehicle (ULEV II) to maintain its green thumb. The ES 350’s engine is paired up with a 6-speed super electronically controlled transmission (Super ECT) that boasts some of the industries smoothest shifting.
The ES 350h, on the other hand, offers a totally different package by using an Electric Hybrid Engine system using a nickel-metal hydride battery and permanent magnet synchronous motor. This hybrid engine is a 2.5-litre, four-cylinder block that puts out 200 horses worth of electric power whilst delivering a super ultra low emissions (SULEV) status, making it a superiorly environmentally conscious choice in terms of commuting in a vehicle compared to even the ES 350, and most other vehicles out on the road. This engine comes paired up with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), allowing the driver to think about the road at all times, rather than the gears.
Technology, Amenities and Luxury
The Lexus ES is built by luxury standards, which means it was designed to go beyond performance and practicality. Those looking into the ES can expect a vehicle that goes out of its way to excite the senses by delivering a stunning look, a beautifully designed and spacious interior, refined premium touches, and a handling response that feels exceptionally intuitive and easy to drive.
Among standard amenities you expect to find in a new modern vehicle, the Lexus ES offers a bounty of luxury amenities such as a heated and leather wrapped wood steering wheel, dual zone climate control with air conditioning, Lexus Premium Audio with 7” display screen, integrated SiriusXM satellite radio, power adjustable seats with driver seat memory, contoured seat backs, heated front seats, eco drive monitor, woodgrain trim, smart key system with push button start, powered moonroof, halogen headlamps, fog lamps and LED daytime running lights.
In addition to standard amenities, of course those inclined to go the full mile on their new ES have a wide slew of Lexus Options and Accessory packages that allow the driver to customize their ES to its full possibilities.
Safety and Security
The Lexus ES comes packed with a full suite of Star Safety System amenities such as smart top technology (SST), vehicle stability control (VSC), anti-lock brake system (ABS), traction control (TRAC), electronic brake force distribution (EBD) and brake assist (BA).
In addition to the Star Safety package, the ES also comes with an elaborate airbag system consisting of front passenger airbag with status and occupancy classification indicator, driver and passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS), front seat mounted side airbags, front and rear side curtain airbags and rear seat side airbags. Beyond that, we also get all-position 3-point lap and shoulder belt anchors, assist grips and seatbelt warning lights and sounds.
Lexus ES at Lexus of Edmonton
For all your concerns or questions regarding the Lexus ES, please feel free to call our staff during our business hours at +1 866-936-8300, or come on down to our showroom in west Edmonton at 11204 170th Street NW to take a first hand look and get behind the wheel of a brand new model. We look forward to hearing from you!