Today we will talk about a luxury Japanese car; the 2021 Lexus ES, which was equipped with an optional AWD system along with the optional Black Line package.
After we introduced the 2021 Toyota Camry last month, which received more safety and security features, and was provided with a new hybrid version called the Camry XSE Hybrid, today we will introduce its luxurious sister from Lexus brand, which has received some updates.
Before talking about these updates, we want to remind you today of our latest test-drives of Lexus cars:
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The 2021 Lexus ES 250 AWD was equipped with a 2.5-liter L4 engine with 203 horsepower and an estimated fuel rating of 28 combined MPG, better than other gas models in the ES family. While all ES 350s are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated to produce 302 horsepower and 362 Nm of torque.
Among the improvements this sedan got is Dynamic Torque Control AWD, which can direct up to 50 percent of engine torque to the rear wheels, in response to acceleration from a start or slippage at the front wheels, and when AWD isn’t needed, the electromagnetic controlled coupling on the rear-drive axle can disengage the propeller shaft to help prioritize fuel efficiency.
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The addition of AWD did not affect legroom, trunk room, ride comfort, cabin quietness, or vehicle agility. Inside, the car has the same rear-seat hip point height as the FWD ES model for gas and hybrid.
The suspension tuning, wheels, and tires differentiating the ES model grades carry over to the AWD versions. That means, for example, the ES F SPORT grade features the same sport-tuned suspension and 19-inch wheels in both FWD and AWD versions.
For 2021, a limited production of the Black Line Special Edition ES 350s will be available. Limited to 1,500 units, the Black Line Special Edition will be based on the F SPORT grade and will be offered in a choice of three exterior colors that include Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0, Obsidian and Ultra White, and the F SPORT-only two-tone interior that features white and black coloring with gray stitching.