Lexus ES 300
Vehicle Make/Model Specifications:
Make: Lexus
Model: ES 300
Lexus ES 300

In September 1991, Lexus unveiled the second generation Lexus ES, an all-new executive sedan for the Lexus lineup. Entirely redesigned for the 1992 model year and now based on the VCV10-series Toyota Windom, the model was renamed the ES 300 to reflect the half-liter bump in engine displacement. The ES 300 sported a 185 hp 3.0 L V6 engine and had an advertised 0-60 acceleration time of 8.0 seconds. Granted this has nothing on say a Ferrari, but it was not bad for the class. In Japan, a 172 hp, 2.5 L version of the Windom was made available in October 1993. Compared to its Camry relatives, the ES 300 featured a different suspension setup and 200 lbs. more weight. This weight swing was due to additional on-board equipment and other components being used. As with its predecessor, anti-lock brakes were standard. The second generation ES was significantly larger and more curvaceous than its predecessor though, gaining five inches in length and three inches in width. The rear lid featured an integrated spoiler effect similar to the flagship LS 400, which improved the ES' aerodynamics. Inside the cabin, the second generation ES featured California Walnut trim on the center console, leather seats, an eight-speaker premium sound system and keyless entry. The added wheelbase length and overall width made for more legroom and shoulder space than the previous model. For much of its existence, the ES in some fashion anchored the entry-level luxury car segment of the Lexus lineup, a position it maintained until the introduction of the Lexus IS in 2001. The best thing about owning a Lexus is that the vehicle should hold up fairly well over the years. Many older model Lexus branded vehicles can still be seen on the roads today, and they still look as sharp as they day they were bought.

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