Highlight: The ES350 is now available as the 300h, a fuel-efficient hybrid.
Test vehicle’s MSRP: $44,202 (Base Model starts at $37,350)
Seating Capacity: 5
Standard Safety Features: airbags (dual front, dual front knees, rear seated mounted and side-curtain); vehicle stability control; traction control; ABS; electronic brake distribution; a tire pressure monitoring system; a first aid kit; daytime running lamps; and Lexus’ Safety Connect System (similar to GM’s OnStar System without the concierge system)
Standard Equipment: 17-inch wheels; a push-button keyless starter system; leather seats; power front seats; auto dimming rearview mirror; a power sunroof; driving mode selections (economy, normal and sport); and carpeted floormats
Standard Grand Touring Audio: an 8-speaker AM/FM/XM audio with a 6-disc CD changer
Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty: 4 years or 50,000 miles
Powertrain Warranty: 6 years or 70,000 miles
Bluetooth Compatibility: Yes
Standard Engine/Horsepower: 3.5-liter, 6-cylinder/268-hp
Recommended Fuel: Regular
Standard Fuel Mileage: 21-city/31-hwy
ES300h (a hybrid model)
What’s New: The sixth-generation Lexus ES was reworked in 2013. So, besides the addition of LED fog lights, available pseudo leather seats and Siri now being compatible with some of the Apple iPhones, there are no other changes.
Pros: For years, the Lexus ES has been a staple for the brand and has served as the standard in the industry for the competitors in developing an entry-level luxury sedan.
2014 Lexus ES350 – The Original Standard for Entry-Level Luxury was originally published on blackamericaweb.com