2007 Lexus ES350 Road Test | CarParts.com

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Lexus ES350

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I n the near luxury category, Lexus is one of the few manufacturers has two distinct offerings. There is the IS, a competent, energetic sports that can go head-to-head with the of the European status symbols, and its ego, the ES, a sedan that more toward quiet comfort while coddling and passengers in luxury surroundings.

don’t get me wrong, the new for 2007 ES350 has wonderfully accurate good handling, and plenty of to blast out onto a crowded highway. It just does it in a dignified manner without all the thumping machismo that is with some of today’s sedans.

Lexus always a premium on quiet luxury in the ES front-drive platform. Year year, the interiors were tailored with high materials, control placement was for ease of use and clarity, and overall was always world class. the Lexus ES lacked was inspired and decent go power from the engines that always to find their way into the ES compartment.

Some people the Lexus ES to be nothing more a glorified Camry with bells and whistles.

Much of has changed for the 2007 model The Lexus ES350 has received the styling treatment makeover transformed a homely undistinguished into the sleek, good car that you see in the photos at the top and bottom of article. L-Finesse is the name to a styling direction that is to give the various passenger in the Lexus stable a family

This design language its first appearance as a series of cars, then found its way to the new GS sedan, From there, it up on the IS series and also will be on the the upcoming LS460 flagship I personally think that new styling direction is clean, and flowing with beautiful

The ES350 is still built on the platform, but it is a good platform has received a host of improvements. The styling treatment changed the of the car to give it a more distinctive that few people will for a Camry. While the overall remains the same as previous the wheelbase is stretched by more two inches for more stretch-out in the interior.

There have a number of suspension refinements help smooth out the ride and new engine mounts to better engine vibrations from the compartment.

Sitting behind the there are a number of things you notice. The instrument panel like it was put together by a fine All surfaces are finished in premium materials and have impeccable fit and The wood is rich looking and not an imitation.

All controls seem well and easy to reach and use.

on the new Lexus ES is keyless entry and What this means is the remote transmitter never your pocket or purse. As as you are within arms length of the and the transmitter is on your person, the car unlock as soon as you touch one of the door handles.

Once the wheel, you step on the brake and give the large Start a tap. The engine will to life and you will be ready to go the key never having left pocket.

The driver’s seat is a 10 way affair and, along a steering column that is adjustable for reach and angle, allow you to quickly find a driving position. An optional allows you to electrically adjust the of the driver’s seat cushion.

The thigh support will be by people with longer

Power comes from a smooth V6 coupled to a new 6 speed transmission driving the front Engine sounds are only under heavy acceleration you will hear a pleasant, but growl. Shifting is barely and feels refined. Taking off at throttle, the ES350 is almost silent. At about 25 mph, you a whisper of sound coming the car as it picks up speed.

Sure, there are other that are quiet and refined, but I know of any that I can say are better.

is one of the few cars in the near luxury that is not trying to be a sport Lexus has that market up with the IS series, so the ES can concentrate on the and luxury side of the equation. is not to say that it can’t perform or respectably.

If pushed hard, it can beat some of the better sedans at their own game.

The smooth highways around the desert where we put this car its paces made it difficult to the ride compliance, but there brief patches of broken on some of the secondary roads we could see that the ride is in with the personality of this meaning soft. At highway we heard a small amount of noise, but then we noticed the speedometer was hovering around 90. (it more like 60). we slowed to normal highway the whispers around the windows gone.

Lexus likes to this new ES350 to their LS400 flagship that the Lexus brand to stardom in the early nineties. When the came out, it quickly the standard by which other cars would be judged. to Lexus, this new ES350 is more powerful and quieter that original LS400 sedan.

The Engine in the ES350 is a new 3.5 liter V6 delivers 272 horsepower and 254 lb.-ft. of good enough to launch the ES a standing start to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds. this added performance, economy is quite good at 21 per gallon in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. claims that it expects to it certified as an Ultra-Low Emission II (ULEV II).

Standard on all is Dual Zone Automatic Control, 10-way power seats on both sides, tilt and telescoping steering power moonroof, and sophisticated illumination, which even illuminated cup holders up front.

safety features include: Control, Traction Control, 4 antilock disc brakes and standard air bags. These drivers and front passengers front airbag, front bags for driver and front front side air bags and curtain air bags to protect the of outboard passengers in both the and rear.

A new option package, Ultra Luxury, has been this year and is worthy of This package includes an roof with retractable for both the front and rear The front panel slides and includes a pop-up wind at the front. Other features are part of the Ultra Luxury include:

Upgraded leather

Graphite 17 inch wheels

Power extender for the driver’s seat

Lexus ES350

for both the driver and front

Rear Seat Side (for a total of 10)

Wood/Leather-trimmed Wheel Shift Knob other things.

Lexus us that this Ultra package offers a step up for ES owners who want more without going all out for the $60,000 top-of-the-line LS.

Other high end available for the ES include Radar Control, a system where you set the cruise speed just on an ordinary cruise control. The is if the car ahead of you is going slower the the speed you have set, the camera will see it and slow you in order to maintain a pre set following Also included in this is a feature called Pre-Collision.

is a feature that uses the radar system to detect an collision and perform certain to minimize the effect of the accident.

back to more pleasant let’s talk about the Mark Levinson Sound It is hard to imagine how sound keep getting better. I am certainly not an audiophile (I mostly to talk radio) I can tell these premium audio envelope the listener in clear, sound.

This system is a 14 speaker, 300 powerhouse with Discrete 5.1 playback via a 7.1-speaker topology. It has 5.1 Digital and DTS decoding of DVD Video and DVD discs. It also has Proprietary cone midrange and tweeter and full digital from the source to the discrete output power amplifiers.

Now, if you that gobblygook, I am told you should be quite impressed. I that I was impressed when I it playing the demo CD.

Smooth, classy, plenty of power and if you want it, not to mention the Lexus for bulletproof reliability. On top of all that, you get that no one will ever to make excuses for. more could you ask for in a mid sized sedan?

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