Gallery: The New Lexus ES300h: We Test Drive the First Ever Hybrid ES i...

 
The Lexus ES350h has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder Atkinson cycle engine with a new, low friction design that utilizes a sophisticated power management system and high compression ratio (12.5:1) to increase overall efficiency. Equipped with an electric water pump, electric power steering, and an integrated hybrid electric motor/generator, this engine does not require any accessory belts. The beltless design helps improve fuel economy and overall reliability.

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  1. hpatel72 October 7, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Hi, I would like to know if ES300H had enough power when you need quick acceleration to merge on highway or passing vehicle near by. Would appreciate your feedback before considering this vehicle purchase.

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