My first go around in this current generation ES was 2 years ago when Lexus last redesigned it.  I really embraced the changes but ultimately decided that the hybrid powertrain was simply not for me.  Well now, Lexus is offering the ES with all-wheel drive for the first time but unfortunately they’ve paired it with the wrong engine.
Just to make it clear, I like the ES… but not like this.  With the 4-cylinder engine, this has to be the slowest luxury car I’ve ever driven and I’m not one that believes everything has to be a sports sedan; far from it.  I love cushy, smooth rides and quiet cabins.  But this here is a mistake and putting the F SPORT badge on it is an insult to the letter F and the word Sport.  So just make sure the numbers after your ES begin with a 3 and not a 2.
The ES F SPORT is an attractive, conservatively styled car with a little extra flair that when V6-powered can make for a worthy luxury companion.

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LEXUS ES 2019 REVIEW BY AUTO CRITIC STEVE HAMMES Whether they realize it or not, the ES is the car most people think of when they hear the name Lexus. For nearly 3 decades, it has been the go-to sedan…

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2016 Mitsubishi i MiEV VIDEO REVIEW

2016 Mitsubishi i MiEV VIDEO REVIEW by Auto Critic Steve Hammes If you work and play in an urban environment you might be intrigued by the prospects of owning an electric car. And you’d be surprised to learn that there…

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2014 Mitsubishi Mirage – Video Review

With MPGs on everyone’s minds these days you could really see it coming; the 3-cylinder engine is back and it’s no mirage – or is it? It’s easy to look at this car and immediately dismiss its relevance; sold from…

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2013 Lexus ES 300h

This is generation number 6 for the Lexus ES, which for years has been a midsize luxury sedan favorite among traditional consumers.  From its conservative styling to its nondescript drive, the ES has largely lived life as a pampered Camry. …

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