2023 Lexus ES350 Review

November 17th, 2023 by



Lexus ES350 Luxury


The Lexus ES series has been a force in the highly competitive mid-size sedan segment for over 30 years and for several good reasons.

It provides unmatched reliability, performance, and luxury, one of which is usually compromised by other automotive makers in the same segment.

The ES350 is the most powerful variant available in the Lexus ES range, and below are all the features and goodies this bad boy has to offer.

Features

The current ES series is currently in its eighth gen which was introduced in 2018. The more powerful trim, the ES350, is available in five specs, two of which are F Sport trims.

This year’s ES350 sees a multitude of new features that enhance the overall experience including an all-new infotainment system.

Powertrain and Numbers

The 2023 Lexus ES350 comes with a 3.5-liter V6 that produces a solid 302 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque.

This is a pretty decent upgrade from its younger brother the ES250 (which is no slouch), equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 203 horses and 184 torques.

This gives the ES350 enough room to rip up any road you bring it to, with an acceleration time of only 6 seconds to get to 60 mph, you are sure to turn some heads.

Aside from the power, the ES350 is surprisingly fuel efficient.

You get 22 mpg on the city roads and close to 32 on the highway which is excellent for the kick it packs.

You can also opt for the ES Hybrid which gives you an astounding 43-44 mpg.

Lexus ES350 Luxury Interior
Lexus ES350 Luxury Interior

Interior and Technology

The 2023 Lexus ES has received high praise for its stunning and luxurious cabin.

Testers have been impressed by its high-end appearance with huge attention to detail and premium feel.

Not only is the cabin aesthetically pleasing, but it is also functional and user-friendly.

With about 13.9 cubic feet of cargo space, the ES offers decent storage capacity, and Car and Driver even states that it has “more cargo space than rivals.”

2023 ES350
The base model 2023 Lexus ES350 is packed with comfort and high-quality features.

You’ll enjoy the luxurious perforated NuLuxe seats, with the front seats being 10-way power-adjustable for maximum comfort.

The ES350 also offers advanced technology, including dual-zone climate control, push-button ignition, multiple power outlets, and a powered moonroof.

The 8-inch infotainment touchscreen is paired with a 10-speaker stereo and is compatible with both Apple and Android devices.

Plus, you’ll have Bluetooth and wifi hotspot capabilities for seamless connectivity.

Safety is a top priority, with a whole suite of driver’s assistance features offered.

You get a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts.

2023 ES350 F Sport Design
In the ES350 F Sport Design, you’ll enjoy luxurious touches like wooden trim pieces, a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, and wireless smartphone charging.

The front seats are now heated and ventilated for added comfort, and you’ll also have the convenience of Lexus’s memory seat system.

Additionally, there are some exciting changes to the exterior of the ES350 F Sport Design.

2023 ES350 Luxury
The ES350 Luxury takes sophistication to the next level with its quilted and perforated semi-aniline leather-trimmed interior and wooden steering wheel.

The use of wood throughout the cabin, along with ambient mood lighting, creates a perfect complement.

You’ll enjoy the comfort of 14-way power-adjustable front seats, and the driver will appreciate the power cushion extender.

In terms of safety, the ES350 Luxury also gains additional parking assistance for added convenience.

2023 ES350 F Sport Handling
The ES350 F Sport Handling is the sportiest model in the lineup, featuring several custom F Sport components that enhance its performance and style.

It stands out with its unique Hadori aluminum trim, adding a touch of exclusivity. To prioritize agility and performance, some features have been intentionally omitted to reduce weight.

The ES350 F Sport Handling offers a thrilling driving experience without compromising on style and performance.

2023 ES350 Ultra Luxury
The ES350 Ultra Luxury puts respect on its name with its 10.2-inch head-up display, providing you with important vehicle information while you drive.

You’ll also enjoy the convenience of a powered trunk, making it easier to access your belongings.

In terms of safety, the Lexus ES350 Ultra Luxury is equipped with a panoramic view monitor for improved visibility and automated emergency braking with parking assists, adding an extra layer of safety and convenience to your driving experience.

Exterior and Driving

The 2023 Lexus ES is truly a head-turner with its bold and aggressive design. It offers a range of rim sizes, from 17 to 19 inches, each with unique styles and finishes.

The F Sport models stand out with their custom frontal area, rear spoiler, and 19-inch wheels.

When it comes to color options, you have a variety to choose from including Caviar, Cloudburst Gray, Eminent White Pearl, Iridium, Matador Red Mica, Moonbeam Beige Metallic, Nightfall Mica, Obsidian, and Sunlit Green.

On the road, the ES handles beautifully, providing confidence around corners. Inside the cabin, you’ll enjoy a quiet and smooth ride, thanks to the well-designed suspension.

Lexus ES350 Luxury EXTERIOR
Lexus ES350 Luxury EXTERIOR

Reliability and Warranty

The Lexus ES350 is a truly dependable luxury car that you can count on. It has received an impressive score of 87 out of 100 from JD Power, who has also ranked it as the number one car in its class.

Over the few years that this generation has been around, there have been thousands of reviews in its praise. This speaks volumes about the exceptional reliability of this vehicle.

Lexus offers a comprehensive warranty package for the ES350. You’ll enjoy a limited warranty of 4 years or 50,000 miles, providing you with peace of mind for an extended period.

Furthermore, the powertrain warranty covers you for 6 years or 70,000 miles, ensuring that you have long-term protection.

As a bonus, Lexus also provides complimentary maintenance for the first year or 10,000 miles.

Verdict

The ES series is arguably the best choice in the mid-size sedan segment because there is not a single compromise in any aspect.

The highest grade of quality is ensured in every aspect to ensure maximum comfort and peace of mind.

All in all, the Lexus ES350 is flawless, from its performance to its fuel efficiency, luxury, and everything in between like reliability, and after-sales services from Lexus.

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