1991 Lexus ES 250 Trims and Specs

Original MSRP: $21,650
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Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Driver side front airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: power · Cassette · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Multi-function remote: trunk release · Power steering
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $21,650 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.5L 156 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
23MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$21,650
Invoice

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
23MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
23MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger Airbag--
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

2.5L 156 hp V6
Power 156 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque 160 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15 gal
Front Legroom42.9 in
Back Legroom32.3 in
Wheelbase102.4 in
Length183.1 in
Width66.9 in
Height53.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
The Lexus ES 250 did not receive any significant upgrades for 1991, but a new engine would arrive for the following year. In 1991, there were still just two Lexus models on the market.... Read More
The Lexus ES 250 did not receive any significant upgrades for 1991, but a new engine would arrive for the following year. In 1991, there were still just two Lexus models on the market. The LS 400 was the flagship, and the ES 250 was intended as an entry-level sports sedan. The Camry-based ES's performance was questionable, and Lexus was about to begin the long process of putting some distance between the two cars.
This ES was also available with either a five-speed manual transmission. Many drivers found that the 5-speed offered a different experience, as it provided more driving awareness and involvement. The electronically fuel-injected 24-valve V-6 was shared with the Toyota Camry. The 156 horses pulled the ES from 0 to 60 mph in 9.2 seconds, and handling and suspension were once again tuned for a sporting feel. A modest power plant and light curb weight combined to give the ES a strong fuel efficiency rating, at 19/26 mpg.
This first generation ES 250 exemplifies the Lexus commitment to quality and reliability, as many examples still travel the roads today. Bland styling and leisurely performance were the main criticisms. By the end of this third year, it had become abundantly clear that such a car could not compete with other sport sedans from BMW and Audi, as Lexus had originally intended. The ES series would be rethought before the 1992 model year, when a larger more powerful engine would appear.