2017 Lexus ES 350 Release Date, Review and Info

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.

2017 Lexus ES 350 front view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

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.

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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.

2017 Lexus ES 350 exterior, rear view, red color, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

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.

2017 Lexus ES 350 exterior, front view, headlights and alloy wheels

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.

2017 Lexus ES 350 side view, silver color, exterior, alloy wheels

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.

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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

2017 Lexus ES 350 steering wheel, gear shift knob, dashboard and lcd screen

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.

2017 Lexus ES 350 interior, leather front and rear seats

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.

2017 Lexus ES 350 interior, leather rear seats

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.

2017 Lexus ES 350 front angle, headlights and grille

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.

2017 Lexus ES 350 engine

An average time of 6.5 seconds is what is required to take the 2017 Lexus ES 350 past 60 mph.

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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.

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2017 Lexus ES 350 interior, leather seats, steering wheel, gear shift knob

New 2017 Lexus CT Hybrid – Release Date and Review

Although the slowest in its class, the new 2017 Lexus CT Hybrid is a distinctive choice for a premium-brand hybrid car, thanks to its upscale ambience, superb handling, excellent fuel economy, and a hatchback body style. The Lexus CT Hybrid release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.

2017 Lexus CT Hybridn side angle, blue color, alloy wheels

Lexus has long dominated the luxury hybrid market thanks to Toyota’s leadership in hybrid vehicles. Despite the spirited fight emanating from other automakers for a slice of the hybrid market, the model under review has managed to remain a solid option for buyers looking for a conventional gasoline-electric hybrid compact luxury vehicle.

2017 Lexus CT Hybrid rear view, red color, alloy wheels, taillights and tailpipe

It has also managed to keep its mojo going strong due to its appealing combination of upscale amenities and inspired styling. Other strengths that endear many to the CT Hybrid include the larger-than sedan’s cargo volume thanks to the utilitarian four-door hatchback design. Tack on an impressive fuel economy rating of 42 mpg/combined and you’ve got yourself an excellent vehicle that pretty much gets everything going for it.

2017 Lexus CT Hybrid front view, red color, exterior, headlights

Interior wise, the seats are comfortable and provide excellent lateral support for a sporty feel. Cell phone storage pockets are limited to pint-size door pockets and glovebox. When it comes to backseat space, the vehicle offers laudable leg- and headroom for its occupants although easy ingress and egress are complicated by the narrow rear door openings. Further aback, the cargo volume is ample and Lexus puts it at a maximum of 34.8 cubic feet when the seats are folded down, and 14.3 cubic feet in a regular setting.

2017 Lexus CT Hybrid exterior, side view, alloy wheels

On the other side of the coin, the new 2017 Lexus CT Hybrid provides admissible reasons enough to suggest you think twice before penning that purchase agreement down. This is because the new CT Hybrid provides a pokey acceleration, the optional infotainment system isn’t driver-centric and can be distracting to use, the luggage space is modest, and the engine noise is painstakingly substantial.

2017 Lexus CT Hybrid rear view, taillights and tailpipe

For these reasons, we suggest you look for other alternatives in the segment. They include the Audi A3, Toyota Rav4 Hybrid, and the BMW 328d.

2017 Lexus CT Hybrid Review of the Exterior & Interior Accessories

Standard equipment offered include Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, keyless entry and ignition, automatic headlights, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, a six-speaker sound system, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, automatic dual-zone climate control, a sunroof, vinyl upholstery, a USB port, a CD player, a six-speaker sound system, Siri Eyes Free, and a split-folding rear seatbacks.

2017 Lexus CT Hybrid interior, lcd screen, dashboard

Options here include a premium 10-speaker audio system, a four-way power front passenger seat, Remote Touch Controller, a rearview camera, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, automatic wipers and headlights, , heated front seats, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a six-CD changer.

2017 Lexus CT Hybrid front view, headlights and grille

The Luxury package offered include driver memory settings, ventilated and heated steering wheel, rearview auto-dimming mirrors, a sport-tuned suspension system, a blacked-out rooftop, distinctive seventeen-inch alloy wheels, smartphone app integration, voice controls, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, a large rear spoiler, unique styling tweaks, HD radio, a navigation system, seven-inch display, front and rear parking cameras, a sunroof, a back-up camera, rearview auto-dimming mirror, pre-collision warning system, LED headlights, and a leather upholstery.

2017 Lexus CT Hybrid interior, leather seats

2017 Lexus CT Hybrid Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

Under the hood of the 2017 Lexus CT Hybrid is a four-cylinder 1.8L engine mated to a nickel-metal hydride battery pack and a pair of electric motors/generators. The output, according to Lexus, is estimated to be 134 horsepower, which is then routed to the ground via the CVT system.

The CT Hybrid 0-60 mph only takes 10.5 seconds, at least according to Lexus approximations.

2017 Lexus CT Hybrid engine

When we come to the fuel economy ratings, the CT Hybrid shines brighter with estimations of 43/40/42 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

Some of the safety features offered for the hybrid car include stability and traction control, automatic collision notification, front-and-rear-seat side airbags, active front restraints, antilock disc brakes, a rearview camera, emergency assistance, adaptive cruise control with rear cross traffic alerts, brake assist, adaptive cruise control, and stolen vehicle location.

2017 Lexus CT Hybrid Release Date & Price

2017 Lexus CT Hybrid Release date

Rumors are rife within industry circles that the vehicle will probably go for sale sometime in the second half of 2017. As for the 2017 Lexus CT Hybrid price sticker, the same sources allege the vehicle will cost around $31,250.

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2017 Lexus CT Hybrid front view, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Lexus CT Hybrid front view, black color, grille

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