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2022 Lexus ES 300h

Model Tested: 2022 Lexus ES 300h F Sport

The 2022 Lexus ES 300h is a stylish, very roomy, mid-size luxury sedan that’s fun to drive.

Engine: 2.5-liter I-4, 215 total horsepower and 163 lb.-ft torque

Transmission: CVT automatic transmission, front-wheel drive

EPA Rating: 43-mpg city, 44-mpg highway, 44-mpg combined

Base Price: $45,450

As Tested: $52,695


Excellent fuel economy—our best was 45.2-mpg

The Lexus ES 300h is handsomely styled from all angles.

Electric motor aids acceleration

Smooth, comfortable highway ride

Excellent head up display

Drive modes: Sport, Normal, Eco

Separate button for EV mode

Paddle shifters


Comfortable, supportive F Sport seats

Semi-deep side bolsters

Heated and cooled front seats (3 temps)

The Lexus ES 300h F Sport seats have deep side bolsters and bold red upholstery plus they’re very comfortable.

Firm lumbar support for driver/front passenger

Super stretch-out front legroom

Nice, thick, textured, heated leather steering wheel

Good range tilt/telescopic column

Excellent auxiliary controls

Ample head room

Tall floor hump

Good rear seat room if fronts moved up some

Soft lower center cushion

Foot activation for the roomy trunk is a bonus feature.

Adult can fit in center position

Large, padded center armrest


Foot motion trunk activation

Large trunk opening

Flat trunk floor

Medium lift-over 6-inches

Ample trunk capacity

Small center pass-through from trunk

Smart phone charging pad inside center console

Medium size console bin

The Lexus ES 300h is available in some great colors.

Medium front door bins

Touch pad control beside shifter

Big, wide infotainment screen

Smallish visors

Locking glovebox is small

Two hard plastic seatback pouches

WOW Factors:

Foot activation trunk opening feature

Excellent fuel economy

Improved suspension with F Sport

The open road is where the 2022 Lexus ES 300h F Sport really shines both in terms of driving pleasure and fuel economy.

Great sound system

Flashy F Sport seat upholstery

Excellent HUD

Big, wide infotainment screen

Spacious rear seat


Rear seats don’t fold down

Back seat tall floor hump

Small sun visors

Hard plastic on seatback storage

Even the rear middle seat is comfortable and big enough for adults.

Bottom Line:

The 2022 Lexus ES 300h F Sport is a nice blend of luxury, economy, and semi-sporty handling in a mid-size luxury sedan that can accommodate five adults in comfort as even the rear middle position is nice since the ES 300h is based on the roomy Toyota Avalon. Front row space and amenities are excellent and the trunk has ample space.