2001 Lexus ES 300 Reviews

2001 ES 300 New Car Test Drive

Introduction

The Lexus ES 300 delivers a seamlessly smooth and reliable driving experience. It's one of the most refined cars in the so-called near-luxury class. Add dealer satisfaction that's consistently rated among the best, and the ES 300 becomes a hard bargain to beat. 

Lineup

ES 300 retails for $31,505. There is only one trim level, and only one powertrain, a 3.0-liter V6 coupled to a four-speed automatic transmission. 

The options list is short but includes some significant hardware, including vehicle skid control and brake assist ($550), and variable adaptive suspension ($620). New for 2001 are several optional packages, mostly combining leather trim with sound-system upgrades and other luxury items. Buyers can realize significant savings by checking off the package rather than ordering the same items a la carte. 

Front side-impact airbags that deploy from the seat bolsters are standard, along with the requisite dual front airbags. 

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