First introduced in 1989, the Lexus ES has long stood as a venerable mid-size sedan with all the offerings and edge of a luxury car. Now in its seventh generation, the 2020 Lexus ES arrives with a newly revamped design and features heightened style and performance with the brand’s signature F Sport trim. But there’s more to the 2020 Lexus ES than a pretty face, and we’d be remiss not to delve into the details of this new model’s features.
Newly redesigned for the previous model year, the interior of the 2020 Lexus features a comprehensive suite of comfort, safety and technology. Interior luxuries include leatherette upholstery, 10-way adjustable power seats and power moonroof. The 8-inch infotainment system allows easy access to Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa integration, and standard Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 provides effortless driver safety and assistance.
Previously available on other Lexus models, F Sport style and performance finally make their way to the Lexus ES. The F Sport trim adds mechanical enhancements like Adaptive Variable Suspension and signature stylings like upper and lower grill inserts and foam-injected seats. For maximum responsiveness and control, the exclusive Sport S+ driving mode adjusts the vehicle’s handling for a drive inspired by the LFA supercar.
Packing a 3.5-liter V6 engine, the 2020 Lexus ES produces 302 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque, both vastly improved over the previous generation’s performance. Applied through a front-wheel-drive configuration, this power is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission for smooth and efficient shifting performance.