Lexus ES350: history and description

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Lexus ES350

: history and (also see ES300 and our review )

The ES the latest Lexus sedan to a complete redesign emphasizing a sculptural styling. Widening the by an inch made the stance confident, while increasing the by two inches provided more space. A long hood, cabin and short rear are characteristic of the new L-finesse design The interior includes wood, metal, and leather accents.

clear gauges combined smartly integrated metallic and brown walnut wood help create a luxurious, ambience, though the gauges have used chrome rings to relieve the plastic Read our review!

The ES 350#039;s V6 engine delivers 272 horsepower and 254 of torque, resulting in an estimated mph time of 6.8 seconds, substantially than the model it replaces. The has reduced internal friction via camshafts and roller-rocker arms. heads and cylinder blocks special cast-in #034;spiny#034; liners to improve liner and cooling by increasing surface area with the cylinder

The front-wheel drive ES 350 features a automatic Electronically Controlled with intelligence (ECT-i) and shift. The low-friction, high-efficiency train is lighter and more than the previous generation transmission with 20 percent parts and 24 percent fewer controls. Gear ratios are matched to both engine and torque characteristics to provide smooth yet responsive shifts for drivability.

The new ES comes with exhaust, which reduces backpressure at high rpm. Gas is estimated at around 25 mpg (21 mpg city/30 mpg with Ultra-Low Emission II (ULEV II) certification.

The ES has standard features such as keyless entry and a new push-to-start system that allows to enter and start the vehicle removing the access fob from pocket or purse; dual-zone climate control; 10-way front seats, with memory; and standard cloth that are also available in and extra-soft perforated leather.

The wheel has controls for the audio trip computer and multi-information in the speedometer, and a voice control for the Bluetooth features where An auto-dimming rearview mirror an integrated digital compass is as are heated exterior mirrors.

standard luxury features a sliding center console, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, a power moonroof and an illuminated system that lights the with puddle lamps and the cabin footwells.

New standard safety features Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control (TRAC), an traction-control system that both throttle and brake to help control wheel The ES provides eight standard 10 with the optional rear-seat airbags. For 2007, the ES gains new airbags for the driver and front as well as a twin-chamber front airbag.

Side-curtain airbags with front seat–mounted and the optional rear-seat side are designed to help offer crash energy management for the and rear seat occupants. The also includes variable-force airbags for both driver and passenger. Sensors determine the of the accident and, in turn, the with which to deploy the airbags, helping to provide an level of occupant restraint.

Rear-seat side airbags are optionally.

The front side feature a water-repellant surface helps to bead rainwater. A back-up camera, part of the package, is mounted near the top of the plate surround and projects a image of what the camera can detect behind the vehicle the navigation screen whenever the is in reverse. In addition, the ES provides the intelligent Adaptive Front System (AFS) that both right and left headlamp bulbs to swivel at the time to help illuminate a or curve as the driver steers it.

Lexus sells an optional glass roof on the ES 350 creating an feeling of openness for interior The glass roof extends the entire passenger cabin a fixed skylight for rear and a sliding sunroof for front A manual interior shade is for the front and rear passenger

The frameless design allows for gaps and, with no gaskets, contributes to its sleek and efficient aerodynamics.

Optional front seats and an available rear window sunshade in concert with the standard climate control that the air to keep occupants comfortable. A automatic climate control driver and front passenger to interior temperatures, while passengers enjoy their own A/C

The optional and newly upgraded navigation system offers million points of interest The multi-information display makes key readily available and easy to These and other features on the new ES, such as semi-aniline leather, Discharge (HID) headlamps, Adaptive Front lighting (AFS), Dynamic Radar Control, heated/ventilated front and the panorama glass roof are found only in more luxury cars.

The standard audio system an in-dash, six-disc CD-changer, MP3 iPod connectivity, and an additional The system also includes an Sound Levelizer (ASL) to consistent sound levels at vehicle speeds. The optional Levinson audio system has a speaker architecture, with 10 of amplification to bring a total of 300 at 0.1 percent Total Harmonic (THD) playing through 14

The Mark Levinson audio lets users play conventional CDs and DVDs. DVD movies can be on the color 7-inch touch when the vehicle is parked.

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