2013 Lexus ES350 review and pictures

Posted on Sunday, 27 January 2013 , 12:01:19 byEmil

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Lexus ES350

Japanese manufacturer Lexus developed the Lexus ES350, a model capable of pleasing any entry-level luxury buyer. It offers attractive pricing and also a satisfying fill of amenities and elements. On top of all these, we also get a long warranty and great customer service for back up. Last year, Lexus managed to sell and deliver 56.158 units and so it outsold the bigger LS.

One automotive enthusiast tested the model and shared his opinions and findings with us. The model was tested in Southern California. It is a known fact that the sedan shares platform with the Toyota Camry and for five consecutive generations, the ES has been well accepted as a Camry in disguise, but with a more powerful dealer treatment. The 2013 model is now a little different as it does not share the platform directly with the Camry, but with the Toyota Avalon. It has a longer wheelbase which increase the interior room and so the comfort of the passengers. The carmaker declared the model has increased headroom by 0.8 inches, more knee room increased by 2.8 inches and second row legroom increased by 4.1 inches.

Under the hood, it hides a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 engine capable of generating 268 horsepower and 248 lb. ft. of torque. All this output is being transferred to the front wheels through an electronically controlled 6-speed automatic transmission. All the amount of power enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mpg in around 7.0 seconds, so it is not really fast. The 2013 Lexus ES350 has a fuel consumption of 21 mpg in the city, 31mpg on the highway and this means a 10% improvement over its predecessor. To send the power to the road, the engineers have fitted the model with 17-inch alloy wheels as standard which are covered in 225/45R17 Michelin Primacy MXM4 all-season tires. 18-inch wheels are also offered as optional. autoblog