Vehicle Overview

The ES 350 is Lexus' front-wheel-drive midsize luxury sedan. It seats up to five people, and in keeping with Lexus' naming conventions, the numeric portion of the ES name reflects the engine size, a 3.5-liter V-6 engine. The ES 350 competes with the Acura TL and Lincoln MKZ.

New for 2012
A limited-edition Touring Edition debuts for 2012. It features 17-inch wheels, a full-size spare tire, wood and leather accents for the steering wheel and shifter, heated and ventilated front seats, a navigation system and leather seats. Lexus is limiting production to 2,000 copies.

Smooth, flowing lines define the ES 350's exterior, which is free of body cladding. Exterior features include:

  • Standard moonroof
  • Standard 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Available 10-spoke wheels with Liquid Graphite finish
  • Standard dual exhaust tips
  • Standard rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Available panoramic glass roof


Safety Connect, a subscription-based communication system, is standard, and the available navigation system includes the Lexus Enform concierge service and Bluetooth phonebook download. Interior features include:

  • Leather upholstery
  • Push-button start
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 10-way power-adjustable front seats
  • Available 14-speaker Mark Levinson stereo with iPod, USB connectivity
  • Available navigation system with backup camera

Under the Hood

The ES 350's 3.5-liter V-6 drives the front wheels through an automatic transmission. Mechanical features include:

  • 268-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 makes 248 pounds-feet of torque
  • Runs on regular gas
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with clutchless-manual mode

An available Adaptive Front Lighting System allows the headlights to swivel when rounding curves. Safety features include:

  • All-disc antilock brakes
  • Traction control
  • Electronic stability system
  • Driver and front passenger knee airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Side-impact airbags for the front and outboard rear seats
  • Available Pre-Collision System