How does it look?
Lexus says the ES 350 features extensive use of its “L-Finesse” design language. That sounds like marketing jargon to us, but it seems to work. The ES is a bit chunky from some angles, particularly from the rear three-quarters view and the nose is a bit too snout-ish for us, but overall the look says upscale elegance, not leather-lined Camry.
Inoffensive from every angle, the ES is hardly a memorable design – but that’s probably just fine with most buyers seeking to blend in a bit, especially given Lexus’ subdued color choices. Any shade of gray or tan – hey, at least it’s easy to keep it looking clean.
Our press fleet tester’s glossy black roof came courtesy of its optional panoramic moonroof and in combination with the dark tinted windows installed by Lexus’ Southern United States distributor and the light paint scheme, the ES had an almost futuristic look.
For us, the biggest gripes were the dark-finish 17-inch alloy wheels with low profile tires and dual exhaust outlets that promised sportiness that the ES simply doesn’t try to deliver.
Driving position memory
Your preferred driving position (the position of the driver's seat, steering wheel and outside rear view mirrors) can be memorized and recalled with the touch of a button. It is also possible to s ...
Seat belt instructions for Canadian owners (in French)
The following is a French explanation of seat belt instructions extracted from the seat belt section in this manual. See the seat belt section for more detailed seat belt instructions in English. ...
Cleaning and protecting the vehicle exterior
Perform the following to protect the vehicle and maintain it in prime condition. Working from top to bottom, liberally apply water to the vehicle body, wheel wells and underside of the vehicle to ...