2019 LEXUS ES CVT? I am on the fence whether to get the cvt 4 cyl hybrid vs the v6 8 speed automatic.

Key differences:

The hybrid is built in Japan vs the es 350 in Kentucky.

Hybrid has better drag coefficient than es 350. 0.26 vs 0.29

Better fuel economy and less moving parts than auto with v-6

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NickL-1011
NickL-1011

Ultimately it comes down to your own preference. I presume you're getting a warranty because it's a 2019 vehicle. I've heard good things about the 350, but I never owned one.

You're looking at two completely different cars, even though they're both ESs. The V6 may have more moving parts and such, but Scotty tends to say good things about Toyota V6s. It should run circles around the hybrid in terms of speed, and would be considered higher performance than the hybrid. The thing with hybrids is you need to make sure you have a good mechanic that can work on them. If the dealer is doing all the work, that's not an issue. I'm also not a fan of CVTs, but you shouldn't worry about it unless you want to keep the car for longer than it's covered by warranty.

JUNGLE JIM
JUNGLE JIM

@WealthyVenture I don't trust the tolerances of the Kentucky plant compared to FUKUOKA plant.

WealthyVenture
WealthyVenture

I'd recommend avoiding the CVT transmission as they have not been perfected yet.