Lexus ES 300h: what’s changed for 2023

Lexus ES 300h

Lexus is introducing a series of enhancements to the ES 300h saloon range for the 2023 model year, including an upgraded multimedia system. 

Introduced in 2018, the Lexus ES 300h has proved attractive to private and business customers alike who appreciate its high levels of comfort and convenience. The ease-of-use quality is at the heart of the model’s new multimedia system, which provides faster response, more intuitive operation and access to more functions.  New features include cloud-based navigation, improved recognition of voice commands and wireless smartphone integration using Apple CarPlay (a wired connection can be used for Android Auto). 

Lexus ES 300h

Cloud-based navigation gives access to real-time road and traffic information for easier journey planning and avoidance of delays. It can also be used to access information on local fuel prices and parking. If a cloud connection should be lost, embedded navigation provided on higher-grade models can be used. 

The multimedia functions also include the “Hey Lexus” onboard assistant. This responds to voice commands, for example, to make a phone call, adjust the audio and climate control and search the internet. It can respond to informal comments, for example adjusting the air conditioning in response to “I’m cold.” 

Lexus ES 300h

An upgraded data communications module (DCM) allows the vehicle to communicate with mobile networks and the internet. This enables connection to e-Care, a diagnostic service that provides advice to drivers in the rare event their car experiences a technical failure. Through the e-Care health check report, Lexus can monitor the vehicle at all times and share the data with Lexus retailers. The customer’s preferred Lexus centre can then make contact to schedule servicing at the ideal interval. 

The DCM upgrade also makes it possible for owners to access their car remotely using the Lexus Link smartphone app. This can lock or unlock the doors, operate the hazard lights and the set the air conditioning to warm or cool the cabin before making a journey. 

Inside the new Lexus ES 300h, the centre console has been revised, providing two cup holders and USB-A and USB-C ports for playback and device charging respectively. For convenience, the wireless charging tray (where specified) has been moved from inside to outside the console box. There is also a new Ammonite Sand interior colour trim option. 

Production of the 2023 Lexus ES will commence in August 2022, with deliveries to customers expected in October. 

All information is correct at the time of publishing.


  1. Bought a es300h 2023.
    Manual does not mention the new multi media nav system at all.
    Manual is for an older car.
    Update appeared on screen regards update for software regards navigation etc..
    I allowed the update and it completed..
    Now every time I start the car up pops a notice asking me to accept conditions which select ok. every time I now start the car the same notice pops up and I have to select again.
    Good car I have two is300h and es300h bought from Lexus Croydon.
    Need better manual.
    The Lexus app is also a nightmare to use.

    1. Hello Michael,
      Thanks for your comment.
      The Terms & Conditions you will have to accept whenever the vehicle is turned on.
      If there is anything else that we can help you with, please let us know.

  2. I’m a new owner of an Es300h and collected the car at the end of Feb this year. It provides a fantastic quality of ride and I’m really pleased with the car in general. Having said that my enjoyment has been marred by the number of rattles and knocking noises coming from the rear of the car. Not having a dealership within close range to me has prevented me from returning it and have instead spent time locating the causes myself. The first thing found was the plastic cover on the right hand side boot hinge rattling against the metal hinge – fixed with a rubber wedge. The second was the plastic battery clip on the 12v battery – fixed with a piece of foam sheet. The third was due to stones being thrown off the rear wheels lodging in the splash pan beneath the floor (really poor design fault) – fixed by getting the stones out. All is now quiet and I’m starting to enjoy the car but a really poor show Lexus on a car just a few months old.

    1. Good afternoon Robert,

      Firstly, congratulations on your new Lexus ES and thank you for choosing Lexus.

      We’re sorry to hear you’ve experienced some problems, your nearest Lexus Centre are on hand if you would like them to investigate this further.

      We wish you many happy miles of luxury.

      Thank you.

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