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By Cars.com Staff
September 30, 2008
Vehicle Overview Lexus revamped its midsize ES sedan for 2007 with a larger engine and a new look. In keeping with Lexus' naming conventions, the numeric portion of the ES name reflects the size of the engine: 350 stands for a 3.5-liter V-6 engine. The ES 350 competes with the Acura TL and Lincoln MKZ.
New for 2009 The ES 350 remains relatively unchanged for 2009 other than the addition of a new exterior color.
Exterior Even after its 2007 redesign, the ES 350's basic teardrop shape was still familiar to the brand's faithful. The sedan is about the same size as its predecessor, although the car gained 2 inches in wheelbase and more than an inch of track.
Standard 17-inch alloy wheels
Standard dual exhaust tips
Available panoramic glass roof
New paint color: Matador Red Mica
Interior The ES 350 has 42.2 inches of front legroom and 35.9 inches of rear legroom. Hip room is 52.8 inches in back and 55.9 inches in front.
Dual-zone automatic climate control
10-way power-adjustable front seats
Available 14-speaker, 300-watt Mark Levinson audio system
Available navigation system with rearview backup camera
Under the Hood The ES 350's 3.5-liter V-6 drives the front wheels through an automatic transmission.
3.5-liter V-6 making 272 horsepower and 254 pounds-feet of torque
Six-speed automatic transmission with clutchless-manual mode
Safety An available Adaptive Front Lighting System allows the headlights to swivel when rounding curves.
All-disc antilock brakes
Electronic stability system
Driver and front-passenger knee airbags
Side curtain airbags
Side-impact airbags for the front seats
Available rear side-impact airbags
Available Lexus' Pre-Collision System
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