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2023 Lexus ES Gets New Infotainment System

The 2023 Lexus ES is the latest model to drop the brand's touchpad interface for the new and much more user-friendly touchscreen multimedia system. Along with that big change, the 2023 Lexus ES adds three new F Sport trims. The starting price for 2023 is $46,850, an increase of $650.

The Lexus multimedia interface is an all-new software package that started to show up late last year and is quickly spreading across the lineup. It includes cloud navigation services and a "hey Lexus" intelligent voice assistant, along with the wireless versions of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

An 8.0-inch screen is standard on the ES, with a 12.3-inch version available on higher trims of the car. The sedan finally drops the finicky Lexus touchpad that was a brand signature for years, but the ES still offers a CD player for drivers wanting that now-rare bit of tech.

For 2023, the Lexus ES continues to offer three powertrains: the ES 250 AWD with a 203-hp 2.5L four-cylinder engine, eight-speed automatic, and all-wheel drive; the ES 350 with an eight-speed auto, front-wheel drive, and a 302-hp 3.5L V6; and the ES 300h with a 2.5L four-cylinder hybrid system making 215 hp.

The entry grade is the ES 250 AWD Signature for $46,850, which offers 17-inch alloy wheels, a power moonroof, heated and ventilated front seats, a smart key with push-button start, and blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert.

Entry to the V6 engine is the ES 350 Premium ($50,550), which also includes the 12.3-inch screen, seat and mirror memory, wireless phone charging, and a parking assistant. The ES 350 F Sport Design is a new trim that adds F Sport design features like 18-inch wheels, F Sport spoiler and badges, and an F Sport body kit.

The same F Sport Design trim is offered on the ES 300h hybrid, new for 2023. The ES 300h will also get a full F Sport trim grade, which comes with sport-tuned adaptive variable suspension, adaptive lights, active noise control, and interior luxury items like Mark Levinson audio, heated wheel, and sports seats.

The 2023 Lexus ES is on sale at dealers now.

2023 Lexus ES Canadian Pricing:

ES 250 Signature $46,850
ES 250 Premium $50,550
ES 350 Premium $50,550
ES 350 Ultra Luxury $61,150
ES 350 F Sport Design $52,550
ES 350 F Sport 2 $57,850
ES 300h Premium $52,500
ES 300h Luxury $59,150
ES 300h Ultra Luxury $63,100
ES 300h F Sport Design $54,350
ES 300h F Sport 2 $59,000