Lexus ES 300h comes featuring Mercedes-Benz E-Class like luxury and a powerful hybrid powertrain.
Lexus ES 300h is the latest entrant in the premium sedans with hybrid powertrain and sub-Rs 60 lakh pricing. The hybrid sedan comes with the same luxurious vibe as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class or BMW 5 Series. However, the greener powertrain thanks to the electric battery combined with its IC engine under the hood gives it a distinctive place. Under Rs 60 lakh slab, there are two more premium sedans that are the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.
Toyota Camry paved the way for the hybrid powertrain technology in India, while Honda Accord hybrid was launched as the Japanese automaker’s take in the greener car segment after being showcased at the 2016 Delhi Auto. While, all these three appealing hybrid sedans come loaded with host of advanced technologies, here we will take a look at the price and specifications of these three models.
Lexus ES 300h vs Toyota Camry vs Honda Accord: Price
Lexus ES 300h is priced at Rs 59.13 lakh, the most premium among these three models, while the Toyota Camry hybrid is priced at Rs 37.22 lakh, cheapest among all. Also, the Toyota Camry hybrid is the most popular hybrid sedan for quite long time in its segment. Honda Accord comes priced at Rs 43.21 lakh.
Lexus ES 300h vs Toyota Camry vs Honda Accord: Specifications
Lexus ES 300h is powered by a 2.5-litre petrol engine coupled with the brand’s fourth generation hybrid system. Transmission duty in this sedan is done by an 8-speed CVT that comes with paddle shifter. This engine churns out 215 bhp of peak power at 5,700 rpm and 221 Nm of peak torque between 3,600 and 5,200 rpm. The sedan also promises to deliver 22.37 kmpl of fuel efficiency.
Toyota Camry comes powered by a 2.5-litre engine, which is slightly bigger than the Lexus ES 300h engine in terms of displacement. The DOHC VVTi engine is coupled with a 6-speed E-CVT. The hybrid system incorporates a 44 bhp generating electric combined with the 158 bhp pumping petrol engine. Combined, the system kicks out 202 bhp of peak power at 5,700 rpm and 213 Nm of peak torque at 4,500 rpm. It delivers 19.16 kmpl of mileage.
Speaking about the third model in the fray, the Honda Accord is powered by a smaller 2.0-litre engine coupled with a CVT. This sedan pumps out 212 bhp of power output at 6,200 rpm and 315 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. The car also offers 23.1 kmpl of fuel efficiency.