Toyota engineered a Camry with all-wheel drive, so transferring it over to the Lexus solely is sensible. The 2021 Lexus ES 250 AWD debuts throughout the interim, together with all-wheel vitality to the ES for the first time. Lexus teased the potential for an all-wheel-drive model at this know-how’s launch, nonetheless it hasn’t been formally launched until now.
Just comparable to the newly-available Camry AWD, this one is solely paired with a four-cylinder engine. Besides the Hybrid model, the ES was solely geared up with a naturally aspirated V6. Now the 2.5-liter four-cylinder migrates to the Lexus with 203 horsepower and 182 pound-feet of torque. It’s a shame that Lexus hasn’t paired the all-wheel-drive system with the additional terribly atmosphere good V6, nonetheless it was a job and a half to re-work the Camry with this method already.
You can look at all with regard to the engineering behind it in our Camry AWD First Drive. The Lexus makes use of the equal “Dynamic Torque Control” system that’s found contained all through the Camry to dole out the pliability rearward. It’s scanning for entrance wheel slippage, driver steering enter and throttle enter, then sending up to 50 p.c of the pliability rearward when wished. The “Torque Control” part of it isn’t true torque vectoring, nonetheless Toyota’s system can pinch the brakes of the inside wheel when cornering to create the sensation of torque vectoring.
Lexus says the ES 250 AWD has the equal legroom, trunk room, journey comfort, cabin quietness and automotive agility as one totally fully completely different Lexus ES. The Camry AWD has its rear seats raised by 10 mm, nonetheless that’s not the case for the ES, as Lexus claims it has the equal rear hip diploma due to the front-wheel-drive automotive. There’s a small earnings in gasoline monetary system dropping down to the slower four-cylinder, due to the 250 AWD will get 28 mpg blended, whereas the 350 returns 26 mpg blended. If you want further effectivity, Lexus is making an F Sport mannequin of the ES 250 AWD.