The Lexus ES 350 receives a facelift, with new headlamps and tail lamps, fog lamps, grille, front bumper, wheels, chrome body side mouldings, and mirrors with integrated turn signals. Inside, the wood trim and leather are enhanced, there is improved console capacity and storage, and integrated XM satellite radio. New standard equipment includes whiplash-reducing front seats, rain-sensing wipers, Bluetooth connectivity, rear seat side airbags and an Eco indicator for more fuel-efficient driving, plus the ability to turn off the electronic stability control.
Based on the Toyota Camry, the ES 350 comes in a single trim line with three available packages, and uses a 3.5-litre V6 engine with six-speed automatic transmission and manual shift mode.
Standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, automatic recirculation mode, Smart Access with push button ignition, power tilt and telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, power sunroof, auto up/down windows, auto-dimming mirrors with integrated turn signals and puddle lamps, auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass, cruise control, illuminated entry with fade out, garage door opener, ten-way power heated leather seats, driver’s side memory, walnut or bird’s-eye maple interior trim, floor mats, premium six-CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input, XM satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, electrolum inescent gauges, Eco driving indicator, automatic headlamps, exterior temperature gauge, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, fog lamps, water-repellant door glass, first-aid kit, and anti-theft alarm.
The Navigation Package adds a voice-activated navigation system, backup camera, USB port, and heated and ventilated front seats.
The Premium Package builds on the Navigation Package and adds wood-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob, driver’s seat power cushion extender, passenger side memory, adaptive xenon headlamps, power rear sunshade and Intuitive Parking Assist.
The Ultra Premium Package further adds premium leather interior, Mark Levinson 14-speaker premium sound system, panoramic glass roof, ten-spoke graphite-polished alloy wheels, and trunk-mounted satellite antenna.