New 2021 Lexus ES - Interior, Exterior view

New 2021 Lexus ES - Interior, Exterior view

By: Latestcarreview | 3 months ago

2021 Lexus ES Gets All-Wheel Drive, Limited Black Line Trim.

The Lexus ES family is expanding this year with two new variations of the signature sedan. The all-new 2021 Lexus ES 250 AWD will offer better traction when driving in inclement weather, and the 2021 ES 350 Black Line Special Edition brings a sporty, sleek look with the limited series. Luxury, F SPORT and Ultra Luxury ES grades will be equipped with Standard Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. With the added variety, Lexus guests can choose the ES that fits their lifestyle and climate. The enhanced 2021 ES lineup will begin arriving at dealerships in early fall 2020.

Powering the Lexus ES 250 AWD is the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder you get in the ES hybrid. But without hybrid’s battery pack aiding it, that engine produces 203 horsepower (151 kilowatts) – versus 215 hp in the hybrid – and returns up to 28 miles per gallon. The ES 250's fuel economy figure is actually better than what you currently get on the front-wheel-drive Lexus ES, which returns 26 mpg combined with the standard 3.5-liter V6.

Just like on the front-wheel-drive ES, the 250 AWD model is also available in a more dynamic F Sport trim. The ES 250 AWD F Sport gets the same sport-tuned suspension, 19-inch wheels, and stickier rubber as other performance-tuned ES trims, as well as new blacked-out visual cues denoting its more aggressive nature.

Also joining the ES range for 2021 is the new Black Line model, limited to just 1,500 examples. Based on the F Sport trim, the ES Black Line is available in three exterior colors – Ultrasonic Blue Mica, Obsidian, and Ultra White – and gets black mirror caps, darkened wheels, and a black lip spoiler. It also wears the same two-tone black and white interior as the F Sport model. Lexus ES Black Line buyers also get a two-piece luggage set designed by Zero Halliburton, which includes a 22.0-inch carry-on bag and a larger 26.0-inch travel case.

Lexus ES 250

Lexus ES 350

Lexus ES 300h