Driving It

Driving Impressions

Across town or across country, the ES 350 is as luxurious as it is comfortable. Backed with enough power and agility to maneuver out of most unforeseen traffic challenges, the ES 350 is a perfect highway cruiser. Superlative descriptions for smoothness, quiet and comfort are perfectly appropriate for the ES 350. The stability control system, anti-lock brakes, brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution make their contributions to keeping things under control and helping to prevent an accident before it happens.

Favorite Features

SmartAccess Keyless Remote Entry/Starting No more fishing for keys in pocket or purse as the SmartAccess system allows the driver to lock and unlock the ES 350's doors and start and stop the engine with a simple push of a button.

Optional Heated and Ventilated Front Seats Leather-wrapped 10-way power seats help keep the ES 350's front-seat occupants warm in the winter and cool in the summer. During the frosty winter season these seats help keep driver and passenger toasty by providing three levels of warming, and there are three stages of cooling to beat the heat in summer months.

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    Seat belts
    Make sure that all occupants are wearing their seat belts before driving the vehicle. Correct use of the seat belts l Extend the shoulder belt so that it comes fully over the shoulder, but do ...

    Power outlets
    The power outlets can be used for the following components. 12 V: Accessories that run on less than 10 A. 120 VAC: Accessories that use less than 100 W. - Inside the console (12 V). Slide the ar ...

    Engine/Transmission/Drivetrain/Performance
    The IS 250's 2.5-liter V6 engine delivers 204 horsepower at 6,400 RPM and 185 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,800 rpm. The Lexus IS 350's 3.5-liter V6 offers a more potent 306 horsepower at 6,400 RPM ...