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. Hi My new ES300H is due in October so i am assuming that this will be the 2023 model- can i clarify if Android Auto is likely to be wired or Wireless? thanks

    1. Hello Rakesh,
      Thank you very much for your order.
      Your Lexus Centre would be best placed to assist you with this query as they will have details on your specific order.

  2. Hi, looking on the website for the model year 2023 ES300h, it appears that the F sport trim is no longer available can you confirm has F sport been removed on uk specs and only premium and takumi is available on 2023 model year. I have a F sport tech & safety pack on model 2022 year, will this be honoured for 2023 model year

    1. Hello Dale,
      Thank you for your question.
      Please contact your Lexus Centre for further assistance with this query.

  3. Sadly the underpowered 300h powertrain is still not being upgraded. This care desperately needs the new 350h and 450h powertrains from the new NX to be truly competitive and fun to drive.

  4. Hi, we have purchased a ES300H 2019, which I find as a passenger, tends to shake me about a lot, much to my husbands disgust I arranged for it to be looked over by the excellent machanic at the Liverpool dealership who could find nothing wrong. Could it be the economy mode we use? We love the car, but I think I may be be comparing it to our LEXUS IS which we had for 13 years,

    1. Hello Barbara,
      Congratulations on your new ES 300h.
      If you ever think there is a problem with your vehicle, we would always advise getting it checked by your Lexus Centre.
      As stated, you have done this already, so we would recommend following any advice they give.
      Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

  5. Is upgraded infotainment system available on US Lexus models as well?
    When can we place the order for new 2023 Lexus ES300h model?
    Do we have 2023 Lexus ES300h model in sports trim?

    1. Hello TY,
      There are no updates to the existing camera.
      However, the multimedia system has been updated which you can read more about in this blog article.

  6. I’d like to order a new Lexus 2022 or 2023ES 300 H, but it seems almost impossible to get the Cooperation or assistance from any of the dealers in my area. They seem bent on selling me cars from their very limited 2022 inventory. Do you have any suggestions on how I can order a new vehicle?

  7. I’m looking for a mew ES 300 electric.
    I already own a 2017 ES 300H.
    I need a time line for the full electric ES 300

  8. When will the user manual for my new ES picked up today describe the upgraded multimedia system. The current supplied manual still has the touch pad guidance.

    Also when will android play be wireless?

    1. Hello Ian,
      We do not have any news on this at the moment.
      Please keep an eye on our blog and social media channels for the latest information on our vehicle offerings.

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