Drivers in San Jose, California need a stylish ride that can go from sandy trips to the coast to navigating city streets to escapes to the vineyards in comfort and luxury. Lexus is an obvious choice for the discriminating driver, but which model to choose?
This year’s ES 350 is more luxe and beautiful than ever, with all-new styling, updated tech, impressive performance and an interior so comfortable you won’t want to leave.
The ES 350 is a straight-A student in the safety department. It earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick+ title after getting best-possible scores in all crash tests by the agency. Additionally, the IIHS gave its front crash mitigation system a Superior rating. Similarly, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded the ES 350 a perfect 5-Star Overall rating.
The luxury sedan comes with standard lane departure warning with steering assist, 10 airbags, backup camera with dynamic grid lines, electronic stability control, vehicle proximity alert and traction control. The ES's rigid body structure with crumple zones mean it's intuitively safe in case of a collision, but it also features a number of systems aimed at helping you stay out of harm's way, such as the SmartStop technology. Drivers may also opt for intuitive parking assist, collision mitigation system with pedestrian detection, intelligent high-beam headlights and rain-sensing wipers.
The interior of the all-new ES 350 is everything you’d expect from Lexus and more, with a luxurious feel, ample legroom and streamlined tech. The dash is lit with electroluminescence for a modern ambient feel, while outside LED headlamps illuminate the road.
This year’s model has a sound-deadening cabin, redesigned front with spindle grille and rear exterior and the option for a panoramic sunroof. It also has 10-way power seats, NuLuxe interior and trim and dual-zone climate control.
For entertainment, drivers can enjoy a deluxe entertainment system, SiriusXM satellite radio, traffic and weather and HD radio with iTunes tagging. You can also add the premium Mark Levinson surround audio system, which has 15 speakers for the ultimate driving experience. Other options include navigation and voice activation.
Tech features include the Lexus Enform suite of apps that gives you connectivity to all of your mobile devices, as well as Siri Eyes Free, Bluetooth technologies.
Engine and Body
The ES 350 has a powerful V6 engine with 6-speed automatic transmission and 268 horsepower. This year's model has a wider wheelbase than the last iteration, in addition to a faster steering ratio and tuned suspension for excellent handling and a fun drive. It gets about 21 MPG city and 31 MPG highway, for a combined 24 MPG.
Starting at $38,100 MSRP