The 2019 Lexus ES

It's not often that one speaks of luxury and value in the same breath. In many cases, you're forced to choose between the two. The drivers of Penn State, Masseyburg, and the central Pennsylvania region shouldn't have to choose.

That's where Lexus steps up to the plate, with vehicles like the midsize 2019 Lexus ES sedan. Combining a spacious, luxurious interior with the latest connectivity and safety systems, all sitting on top of a powerful drivetrain, it is a well-thought-out package sure to please drivers seeking a family car or a daily commuter that will impress the boss thanks to budget-minded pricing.

What are the Performance Features of the 2019 Lexus ES?

The surging V6 engine under the hood of the 2019 Lexus ES is paired with an 8-speed Direct Shift automatic transmission. With 302 horsepower, it is more than enough to conquer the hills and mountains that populate the Bunkertown and Anderson areas. Hitting 60 miles per hour from a standing start in only 6.6 seconds, it is responsive and urgent.

The same can be said for the performance aspects of the ES as a whole. A low center of gravity combines with a rigid platform and a well-tuned suspension for a smooth ride that is ready to attack the curvy back roads of Milroy. Paddle shifters for further control of upshifts and downshifts, along with the Drive Mode Select system that adjusts the ES for specific driving attitudes, makes it a true driver's car. If it isn't enough, the available F SPORT adds improved suspension tuning, lateral performance dampers, and 19-inch wheels for even more control under performance demands.

At the same time, it won't drain you dry at the fuel pumps. The base ES will get you 22 miles per gallon around State College, or up to 33 miles per gallon on the open road. The performance-minded F SPORT sees a slight drop, keeping the same 22 MPG around town but falling to 31 MPG out on the highway. It's pretty reasonable, given the performance capabilities.

What Technology Features are Available with the 2019 ES?

As technology evolves, vehicles need to evolve to take advantage of what the technology can add. Incorporating the latest in connectivity and infotainment technology, the 2019 Lexus ES is not just built for the modern driver, it is built to keep the modern driver on the cutting edge for years to come.

Centered around an 8.0-inch color display, the Lexus Multimedia System features 10-speaker Premium Surround Sound, Amazon Alexa integration, and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Bluetooth hands-free phone and music streaming is standard, as is Voice command and Siri Eyes Free.  Lexus Enform Remote with Amazon Alexa compatibility is standard with a year of complimentary use, as is Lexus Enform Wi-Fi with 4GB speed. The Lexus Enform App Suite 2.0, meanwhile, is standard.

How Much Space is Inside the Lexus ES?

While the 2019 Lexus ES is designated a mid-size sedan, the interior is more than big enough for full-sized adults. Long-legged adults will be happy with the 42.4 inches of legroom up front and 39.2 inches of legroom in the rear, while the seats are plenty wide. Even in the rear seat, 54.3 inches of shoulder room and 54.3 inches of hop room means there's surplus real estate, giving everyone room whether it's just running errands across Anderson or heading to Penn State for a game.

Space does not make a vehicle luxurious - it takes craftsmanship and attention to detail. Even at its base level, the synthetic leather seats and sensible trim throughout the cabin makes for a pleasant package. Upgraded trim includes wood trim with ambient lighting or Hadori Aluminum trim in the F SPORT. Synthetic leather can be upgraded to full perforated leather, perforated semi-aniline leather, or F SPORT bolstered seats with black headliner.

How Safe is the 2019 Lexus ES?

Keeping the drivers and pedestrians of Masseyburg and Bunkertown safe throughout their daily routine is key. We want our neighbors to feel confident behind the wheel, and comfortable around vehicles. Standard on every 2019 Lexus ES, the Lexus Safety System+ provides a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian and Bicyclist Detection, Lane Tracing Assist, Road Sign Assist, and All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. A backup camera is standard, and for the safety of passengers, 10 airbags are provided to cover impacts from all angles.

If that's not enough to provide you with a sense of safety, the backup camera can be upgraded to the Panoramic View Monitor that creates a composite image of the vehicle's surroundings. A Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert is available, and it features Intuitive Parking Assist with Auto Braking to help you safely into tight spots. Rear Pedestrian Detection can be added on top of that as well.

What Trim Levels are Available with the 2019 Lexus ES?

Lexus doesn't necessarily dictate trim levels, instead, it opts for a more free-flowing sense of building your car, offering three trims but a large dose of packages and independent options. Here at Bobby Rahal Lexus, we offer numerous versions of the 2019 Lexus ES, with various trims and features.

The base ES is well-equipped, including standard features already mentioned. On top of the safety and technology, dual-zone climate control with interior air filters and smog control is standard, and both front seats have 10-way power adjustability. Bi-LED headlamps light the way forward, while LED taillamps and daytime running lights ensure you can see and be seen, even in foggy Milroy morning drives. SmartAccess with push-button Start/Stop is standard, as is a power moonroof.

Not so much a trim as a stepping stone, the Premium Package adds heating and ventilation in the front seat, making it easier to get comfortable, even when central Pennsylvania is having one of its many weather swings. Rain-sensing windshield wipers react to sudden downpours. The Lexus Memory System for the driver's seat, outside mirrors, and steering wheel link to key fobs to automatically reset position, perfect for the multi-driver car.

Adding onto the Premium Package, the ES Luxury trim upgrades the interior with wood trim featuring ambient lighting and perforated leather interior trim. Both front seats get 12-way power adjustability, while the driver's seat gets a power cushion extender.

For the driver more interested in performance than looks, another option on top of the Premium Package is the ES F SPORT trim. Upgraded 19-inch split-five-spoke-alloy wheels with Dark Graphite finish, a rear spoiler, and F SPORT exterior styling with a unique front bumper, grille, and rear valance set it apart from other ES models in the parking lot. Inside, aluminum trim and pedals, a black headliner, F SPORT bolstered heated and ventilated front seats, and leather-trimmed shift knob and steering wheel with F SPORT logo all add a level of uniqueness.

Offering supreme comfort, the Lexus ES Ultra Luxury trim adds even more on top of the Luxury trim, with perforated semi-aniline leather interior trim and 14-way adjustable front seats. A power rear sunshade with manual rear-door sunshades adds privacy, while a power open/close trunk with kick sensor adds convenience.

Packages can be added independently to these trims, and individual options are offered. The navigation Package brings a Navigation System with 12.3-inch display and Dynamic Voice Control, while the Navigation/Mark Levinson® Audio Package takes that and adds an 1800-watt, 17-speaker PurePlay Premium Surround Sound Audio System®. Individual options include a Panorama Glass Roof, wood trim, a wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel, a heated wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel with fast-response interior heater, premium Triple Bea LED headlamps, and a wireless charger.

An excellent package that is the epitome of sensible luxury, the 2019 Lexus ES shows that you are a smart shopper and a smart driver, looking for the best available machine at the best possible price. So stop in to Bobby Rahal Lexus and check out the variety of ES models we have available - we're easy to get to from Masseyburg, Milroy, Bunkertown, Anderson, and Penn State, and we're the perfect place to start your search for your next car!
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