The 2021 Lexus ES – Now With All-Wheel-Drive

September 21st, 2020 by

Southern Nevada gets some interesting weather year-round. Monsoon rainstorms and snowfall can create havoc in our lives. Even going into the upper elevations where the weather awaits creates a challenge for anyone without all-wheel-drive. Oh, and let’s not forget about driving on gravel and dirt roads to get somewhere.

For 2021, Lexus adds another solution to manage these different traction events. Introducing the Lexus ES 250 AWD!

Powering this new version of the popular Lexus ES is a 203-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. This engine sends power to all four wheels through the Dynamic Torque Control system without penalty of performance. It is also an efficient engine, set to deliver an estimated combined fuel economy rating of 28 MPG.

Dynamic Torque Control AWD system can direct up to 50 percent of engine torque to the rear wheels, in response to acceleration from a start or slippage at the front wheels. If traction to all four wheels are not needed, the electromagnetic controlled coupling on the rear drive axle can disengage the propeller shaft to help prioritize fuel efficiency. The AWD is designed to re-engage in an instant, when needed, and its operation is transparent to the driver and passengers.

When a vehicle is equipped with all-wheel-drive, rear seat space could be compromised. Not on the ES 250 AWD. Rear hip room is the same as it is in the ES 350 and ES 300h.

All-wheel-drive is not the only thing new to the 2021 ES lineup. Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert is now standard on most ES models. Available on all ES models for 2021 is Lexus Enform Safety Connect (10-year trial included), Enform Remote (3-year trial), Lexus Enform Wi-Fi (4GB/3-month trial), Lexus Enform Service Connect (10-year trial).

Lexus of Henderson will be receiving its first 2021 ES 250 AWDs very soon. Contact us to become one of the first owners in Southern Nevada of one. Plus, we also have a great selection of remaining 2020 ES models available for you to take home today!

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