2019 Lexus ES Will Set You Back At Least $40,525

Pricing

The new Japanese luxury sedan is priced aggressively against the competition.

Have you been checking out the new 2019 Lexus ES, and wondering how much it'd take to put one in your driveway? Well wonder no more, luxury-car buyer, because Lexus has released the pricing information.

The new ES 350 will start at $39,500 – plus a $1,025 destination charge for an all-in base MSRP of $40,525. That's just $550 more than Lexus charged for the outgoing 2018 model, which strikes us as an entirely reasonable premium for the completely new model with all the improvements it brings. Of course that's just for the base model. Step up to the ES 300h hybrid and you'll be looking at $41,310 ($42,335 delivered), which is actually $510 less than the previous version. And if you're looking for a sportier look and feel, the new ES 350 F Sport starts at $44,035 ($45,060 delivered).

The pricing places the new ES in between the sportier IS sedan (which started 2018 with a $38,210 list price) and the larger outgoing GS (which started 2018 at $46,510). Relative to the competition, the new ES undercuts the Mercedes-Benz C300 (which starts at $40,250). Like the C-Class, the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series also start out with less potent 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engines, but undercut the new Lexus' price at $36,000 for the A4 2.0 TSFI and $34,900 for the 320i. To compare apples to apples, though, you'd have to look to the Audi S4 ($43,650 with 292 hp), BMW 340i ($48,950 with 320 hp), , or Mercedes-AMG C43 ($53,400 with 362 hp) – all more expensive than the new ES.

You Might Also Like
7 Brands That Refuse To Build An SUV
7 Brands That Refuse To Build An SUV
10 Amazing Concepts From Boring Manufacturers
10 Amazing Concepts From Boring Manufacturers

The Acura TLX also starts lower at $33,000 with the base 206-hp four, or $36,200 with the 290-hp V6. The Infiniti Q50 does too, at $35,200 with the 208-hp four or $39,150 with the 300-hp V6. The base Cadillac ATS undercuts it as well at $36,490 with the 272-hp four but significantly commands more at $44,890 with the 335-hp V6. The new Volvo S60 also starts less at $35,800 in 250-hp T5 spec, or about the same at $40,300 for the 316-hp T6. Genesis has yet to release pricing for the new G70. Along with the pricing details, Toyota's luxury brand has also released fuel-economy figures for both engines.

The ES 350 packs a 3.5-liter V6, rated at 302 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque, and mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It returns EPA mileage figures of 22 miles per gallon in the city, 33 mph on the highway, and 26 mpg on the combined cycle. The ES 350 F Sport is powered by the same engine but takes a slight hit in economy at 22 mpg in the city, 31 on the highway, and 25 combined.

The hybrid pairs a 2.5-liter inline-four with an electric assist, working in unison to deliver 215 hp and return an impressive 43 mpg (city), 45 (highway), and 44 on the combined cycle.

Fake Lamborghini Murcielago SV Reverse-Engineered By Iran

The Chinese couldn’t have done it better.

Hennessey Trackhawk Is World's Quickest SUV

That's what a thousand horsepower will do for ya.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 BMW X5

After driving the car for the first time, here are our key takeaways.

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

Kim Jong-un Gets Classy With New Ride

So much for sanctions.

Drifting A 1,000-HP Corvette On Mountain Roads Takes Some Serious Skill

Thought drifting the entire Nurburgring was challenging? Try it in a 1,000-hp Corvette on a mountain road with no safety rails.

Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Truck Makes More Power Than Anything You’ve Got

This crazy beast is even more powerful than the Ford GT.

Ford Imagines A Future With No Traffic Lights

Stopping at junctions could be a thing of the past in the future.

One-Off Ferrari 330GT Speciale Is A 50-Year-Old Dream Come True

This stunning coachbuilding project is a tribute to legendary Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti.

What's Hot

Related Cars

Starting MSRP
$38,950
Starting MSRP
$41,820

Related Reviews

2016 Lexus ES 350 Review: The Best Car Ever As Long As You're Not An Enthusiast
Test Drive
14
2016 Lexus ES 350 Review: The Best Car Ever As Long As You're Not An Enthusiast
2017 Lexus ES Review
Lexus ES 350
0
2017 Lexus ES Review
2018 Lexus ES Hybrid Review
Model Overview
0
2018 Lexus ES Hybrid Review
2019 Lexus ES Sedan First Drive Review: Revamped And Ready To Rock
First Drive
30
2019 Lexus ES Sedan First Drive Review: Revamped And Ready To Rock