Luxury of the Lexus ES 350

Lexus ES 350
The 2016 Lexus ES 350 offers new interior luxury features and finishes, includin

After giving the ES 350 significant enhancements for 2015, Lexus maintains its momentum by endowing the 2016 ES 350 with a makeover for the front, rear and wheels.

The Lexus ES 350 serves as part of the brand’s strategy in the entry-luxury segment, including flagship-type comfort (there’s 40 inches of rear seat legroom). The current-generation ES 350 was already wearing the Lexus spindle grille, the brand’s signature design feature, and for 2016 it receives a more strongly styled, even bolder one-piece version, framed by elegant satin chrome trim.

The 2016 ES 350 shows a more sophisticated look from the rear, too, with chrome-tipped rectangular exhaust ports peeking through a restyled rear fascia, as on the flagship LS. Additionally, the freshened design extends to new optional 17-inch alloy wheels, and four new exterior colors.

Under the hood

The 2016 Lexus ES 350 comes equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 268-horsepower and 248 foot-pounds of torque and is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy averages are 21 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway and 24 mpg combined.

Interior amenities

Always in pursuit of luxury, Lexus made numerous upgrades to the 2016 ES 350’s already comfortable cabin. New interior colors and color coordination, soft-touch materials and silver-trimmed piano black door switch plates are among the details that give the interior a richer appearance. New trims for 2016 include Linear Dark Mocha, Illustrious Piano Black (replaces Piano Black) and Bamboo with a matte finish (replaces gloss finish).

Premium, Luxury and Ultra Luxury Packages present a sensible tiered approach to adding optional amenities. For 2016, the latter two packages add wood trim and an improved “emboss” pattern on the seats.

Interior dimensions include rear shoulder room of 55 inches, rear hip room of 53.8 inches and a cargo volume of 15.2 cubic feet.

The 2016 ES 350 also features a standard eight-speaker Lexus Premium Sound System and an available 15-speaker Mark Levinson Premium Sound system.

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To learn more about the elegant 2016 Lexus ES 350, visit www.lexus.com.

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