When it comes to fuel economy, the 2023 Lexus ES 300h F Sport Handling does a great job at it. At 44 mpg combined (43 city, 44 highway), my mostly city driving, along with my usual drive up and down the Draper Valley Overlook in Pulaski County, Virginia, netted me a peak fuel economy of 38.2 mpg, a great part. it splits between Normal and Eco modes. After a week of driving, the ES only needed 3 gallons to fill the 13.2-gallon tank for the drive back home to Washington, DC.
As for driving, the ES 300h F Sport Handling glides through streets and highways with little trouble, though forward visibility could be improved, especially when its cousins like the Toyota Corolla Hatchback offer a great view of less than half the road ahead. in time. Lexus base MSRP. As mentioned earlier, the ES 300h F Sport Handling can pass big rigs on I-81, although to do so the sedan may need to be pushed harder than other luxury sedans in this category, even with Sport mode engaged. :
But does it live up to the expectations that “Handling” implies in its name? If thrills are what you’re hoping for, you’ll have to settle for just going lightly around corners when the sedan’s massive weight isn’t felt, that is. In short, the ES 300h F Sport Handling floats like a butterfly, but it also stings.