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 |  Jun 19 2014, 10:32 AM

Compact Premium Car: Lexus ES

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In the Compact Premium Car segment, the Lexus ES took top honors with the Acura TL coming in second. Tied for third place was the Acura ILX and the BMW 4 Series. In the U.S., two versions of the Lexus ES are available: ES 350 and ES 300h. The ES 350 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 with 268 hp while the ES 300h hybrid has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired to an electric motor for a total system output of 200 hp. According to the EPA, the ES 300h returns 40 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway while the ES 350 nets 21 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. The Lexus ES has received a five-star overall safety rating from NHTSA.

  • chavitz

    From my past observation, J.D. Power is a very dubious and manipulative auto research company. It seems any automaker can pay the company for better publicity in a timely J.D. Power study report. Yeah, J.D. Power uses data from consumers, but how does it get the data, how does it process the data, and is its data subject to public auditing ? No one knows, except J. D. Power itself , because J.D. Power owns and operates its Secret Magic Black Data Box Machine in the name of scientific data-based research.

  • chavitz

    In general, consumer report in auto quality publishing is way more objective and trustworthy

  • Louis

    Both are superficial representations of actual vehicle quality.

  • Max Bork

    Actually no, Consumer Reports is actually reports from consumers and can not be bought ….

  • chavitz

    Well you are talking about superficial representation, which I think is as far as a data-based study/report can go, but I’m here talking about Hoax.