Lexus ES Reviews — Lexus ES Price, Photos, and Specs — CARandDRIVER

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Lexus ES

2013 Lexus ES350

The meek shall inherit the

Since its inception in 1989, the ES line has traded on its core of composed practicality, restrained and understated luxury. It has worked to distance itself from its Toyota Camry roots, and not about to compromise its dignity a flashy makeover just to get the talking. Let the Lexus LFA and LX lux-UV the fuel-swilling, in-your-face grandstanding for the the ES is quite content in its role as an friend to the aspirational masses. So it came time to create the ES, Lexus made sure not to far from the same predictable that has put more than one examples of the car on the road to date.

Check Me Out, or Don#x2019;t

In to the still cautious but slightly styling, the redesign yields gains in size. The ES350 an inch in overall length to and 1.7 inches in wheelbase to 111.0; increases 0.8 inch to 57.1, width stays the same at inches.

Lexus is particularly of the ES#x2019;s 0.27 coefficient of which it says betters the generation#x2019;s number by .01. In a for improved high-speed stability, aero #x201C;stabilizing fins#x201D; been placed on the doorframe and rear combination lamps; says they pull the closer to the body, creating that in turn stabilize the Similar fins reside on the covers.

Lexus ES

The big news inside is a small in seating room. Front-seat gain a minuscule 0.1 inch of and 0.3 inch of shoulder room; hardly worth mentioning to contrast the comparatively large made in the back seat headroom grows by 0.7 inch, and is up a whopping 4.1 inches. Lexus the impetus of this change to markets such as China, it is quite popular for a car owner to be on a regular basis. Rear room is down by 1.3 inches; assume that this is not a on that key Asian demographic.

Plop down into one of the 10-way power front and you#x2019;ll notice the long, dash that reaches door to door, Lexus#x2019;s on the industry#x2019;s move away the cocooning, driver-focused interiors of a few back. Across the top erupts a row of stitching, placed there by the of one of Lexus#x2019;s takumi craftspeople#x2014;according to the only twelve or so current are capable of such work. to be sure, but Lexus plans on 60,000 2013 ES models in the alone; someone might to notify the H.R. department of production bottlenecks in the dash-upholstery

Although the 268-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 carries over from unchanged, it is now supported by a quartet of engine mounts in pursuit of lower levels of engine-borne The mounts#x2019; internal membrane is to the frequency of external vibrations and reducing the amount of shake to the body when engine is below 900 rpm. Torque, is unchanged (248 lb-ft at rpm), as is the six-speed automatic that sends power to the wheels. Curiously, the 2013 31-mpg EPA highway rating the 2012#x2019;s 28 mpg; chalk up the to lower overall weight claims a reduction of about 50 and the aforementioned aero tweaks. mileage drops from 22 to 21

Acceleration is, uh, pleasant, and torque is kept in reasonable check. with the traction control a demure squeak can be coaxed the front tires on takeoff. The ratio of the electric power has been tightened up to 14.8:1 the previous generation#x2019;s 16.1:1, for less hand-over-hand action in the bits and parking lots. through mountain roads at a pace was an effortless and pleasant but far from the ES#x2019;s true Your author and his co-driver themselves repeatedly finding new to finish the sentence, #x201C;Man, driving this road in a which should give you idea of the level of driver we attained in the ES350. The exhaust is too precise and well behaved for us; in words, perfect for the ES#x2019;s demographic.

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