There are widely diverging powertrain specs for the various Lexus ES trims, and the range consists of three powertrain options and a total of nine trim levels to choose from. Gas options include a 2.5-liter inline four with 203 hp and 184 lb-ft on ES 250 models, but the 350s' specifications include a 3.5-liter V6 with a far higher 302 hp. 300h models are hybrids and have 215 hp. Both FWD and AWD configurations are available, but only the ES250 models are AWD, while all 350s are FWD.
Base trims feature 17-inch wheels, LED headlights, and a moonroof, while inside the cabin you get dual-zone climate control, ten-way adjustable front seats, a ten-speaker sound system, an eight-inch touchscreen, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Lexus Safety System+ 2.5 is standard. Moving up through the trims sees the addition of leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated seats, wireless device charging, intuitive parking, surround-view monitoring, and a head-up display. The base cars have access to the Premium package to add some of the higher trims' features to it, but higher trims only get access to a few standalone options.
The base model ES 250 AWD can be fitted with a $2,430 Premium Package, which includes features such as heated and ventilated front seats, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a Lexus memory system, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a leather-trimmed heated steering wheel, intuitive parking assist with auto braking, and wireless charging. This is the only ES package of any kind available this year. Last year's Navigation package falls away because all ESs are now cloud-connected and navigation can be added by merely subscribing to the service. The ES 350 F Sport Dynamic Handling package also falls away, because it becomes a separate trim this year.
All that remains is a list of standalone options, such as a Mark Levinson sound system featuring 17 speakers for $1,080, the larger infotainment screen with a three-year Drive Connect and navigation subscription for $1,020, a head-up display for $500, triple-beam LED headlights for $1,215, and larger wheels on lower trims, to mention a few.