Lexus ES is a large mid-size front-wheel drive sedan, available since 1989, when the company was founded. By 2006, in the domestic Japanese market, this car was sold under the name Toyota Windom. This car uses Toyota K platform known for the following cars: Toyota Camry, Avalon, Highlander, Sienna, Venza, Lexus RX, and others. In the Lexus model range, ES model occupies a position between IS and GS, the more expensive RWD model.
The main competitors of Lexus ES: BMW 5-Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6, Cadillac CTS, Chrysler 300C, Infiniti M37 (Q70)/I35, Honda Legend, Acura TLX/TL, Jaguar XF, Nissan Altima, Volvo S80, and other similar cars.
Lexus ES engines are primarily V6 like 2VZ, 3VZ, 1MZ, 2MZ, 3MZ, and 2GR. The simplified versions used inline-4, such as 2AZ, 2AR, 6AR. There are no diesel ES versions. Starting from XV60 generation, Lexus ES gets a hybrid engine – straight-4 + electric motor.
The information below will help you to learn something new about your Lexus engine. Here you will find Lexus ES engines specifications, their problems (misfire, vibration, etc.), flaws, and fixes. To this, you will learn what engine oil to use and how often to change it. For those, who are interested in the subject of performance tuning, it will be interesting to learn how to increase the engine power and drive really fast.
List of Lexus ES models:
1 Generation, V20 (1989 – 1991):
Lexus ES 250 (156 HP) – 2.5 L
4 Generation, XV30 (2001 – 2006):
Lexus ES 300 (213 HP) – 3.0 L
Lexus ES 330 (228 HP) – 3.3 L