If you’re looking for serene, relaxed transportation in an entry-level sedan, the 2017 Lexus ES 350 is a fine choice. Some of the reasons for this include a smooth V6 engine, a generous rear legroom, a composed handling and comfortable ride, a generous rear legroom, and a luxurious and well-built interior. Its date of release should be expected in May 2017.
There are a diverse range of vehicles in the compact and full-size luxury sedan segment. The sheer number of vehicles offered might be overwhelming but the ES 350 is a standout due to its unique and superb technologies and interior space that very few cars in the segment can be able to match.
However, if you are looking for a sporty near-luxury sedan, the ES, which has no high-performance inclinations, might not be the best choice out there. Instead, it offers superior comfort and a well-appointed cabin that ensure a memorable driving experience. Buyers shouldn’t expect any radical changes on the 2017 ES yet.
The vehicle returns almost unchanged over the previous year’s model but there are a few changes here and there. This shouldn’t be a turn off as the ES 350 is well known for its general appeal and feature-laden interior. You’ll also find the V6 engine purring as opposed to growling regardless of the speeds, effortlessly.
The ride quality is refined and well-mannered, the steering is precise and while nothing is overtly sporty about the vehicle, it drives and feels steady even at top speeds. Interior wise, the seats are comfortable and supportive and the materials are made of high-quality. Once seated inside, the controls and buttons are intuitive and easy to use even for those who are skeptical of smartphone-based app integration systems.
Nonetheless, there are other several vehicles in this segment that offer an even better appeal. One of favorites in the segment is the 2017 Hyundai Genesis – it is unrivaled in terms of luxury and premium technologies. You’ll also find the 2017 Acura TLX a solid contender with its well-rounded performance. The 2017 Nissan Maxima will get you the sporty appeal, but for something more traditional – the 2017 Cadillac XTS will do.
The 2017 Lexus ES 350 is still a favorite for those who want an entry-level luxury sedan vehicle, but seasoned luxury sedan users might find the above choices better.
Offered Trims – Lexus ES 350
The five-passenger 2017 Lexus ES 350 is offered in a single well-equipped trim model. The 2017 Lexus ES 350 hybrid is covered separately.
Interior Images & 2017 Lexus ES 350 Exterior Reviews
The redesigned 2017 Lexus ES 350 offers LED headlights, automatic dual-zone climate control, 17-inch alloy wheels, an eight-way front powered seats, heated mirrors, three driver-adjustable drive settings, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a rearview camera, a premium perforated vinyl upholstery, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, adaptive cruise control, LED foglights, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, a CD player, USB/iPod audio interface, an eight-speaker sound system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and keyless entry and ignition.
Depending on where you live, the availability of the many packages and options can vary. For instance, the Navigation package includes text-to-speech functionality, a larger 8” display screen, a 15-speaker Mark Levinson premium sound system, upgraded Bluetooth connectivity, a navigation system, a frontal collision warning and mitigation system, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlight control, and steering assist.
Opting for the Premium package gets you a power rear sunshade, a power driver seat cushion extender, manual rear door sunshades, ventilated front seats, wood trim, ambient interior lighting, passenger seat memory functions, a heated steering wheel, a panoramic sunroof, automatic wipers, a power-operated trunk lid, a leather upholstery, parking sensors, and a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel.
Standalone packages available include front and rear parking sensors, rear cross traffic alert, 18” wheels, blind-spot monitoring, and upgraded bi-LED headlights.
2017 Lexus ES 350 Engine Specs
Beneath the hood of the 2017 Lexus ES 350 is a 3.5L V6 engine. This engine comes mated to a six-speed automatic transmission system that routes the power – 268 hp and 248 lbs. ft. of torque to the front wheels. EPA estimates the fuel economy ratings to stand at 31/21/24 mpg on the highway/city/combined.
An average time of 6.5 seconds is what is required to take the 2017 Lexus ES 350 past 60 mph.
Price & 2017 Lexus ES 350 Release Date
We should expect the new 2017 Lexus ES 350 mid-next year, probably in May. As for its window sticker, a base MSRP of $38,000 should be expected. You can also decide to lease it first before committing fully, the lease terms will be made available once it hits dealerships next year.