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2012 Lexus ES350 Sedan

2012 Lexus ES350 Review

(0 Stars)  A soft, comfy cruiser that's based on the Toyota Camry.

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Overview
The ES350 embodies everything that most people expect from Lexus, so it's no wonder that the ES350 is the brand's best-selling sedan. The front-wheel-drive, V-6 ES350 is built off the same platform as the Toyota Camry, but that's hardly a bad thing. The two cars' characters are similar, although the Lexus has its own totally unique design inside and out. Both cars are engineered for a smooth, quiet ride; both feature a creamy, polished powertrain; and both have an enviable reputation for quality. Neither is a sport sedan. Rather than driver involvement, the ES350 delivers splendid isolation. The lone engine is a 268-hp V-6 that is down on power compared with some competitors (the Acura TL and the Buick LaCrosse, to name two). Still, this quiet runner can hustle the ES350 from 0 to 60 mph in less than seven seconds, which is plenty fast enough. Working with a highly refined six-speed automatic, it returns 19/27 mpg on regular fuel. All the popular luxury items are standard, including leather, a sunroof, ten-way dual power seats, a power adjustable steering column, Bluetooth, keyless ignition, and a premium audio system with satellite radio, USB, and iPod inputs. As always, there are additional temptations. Some highlights: semi-aniline leather, an oversize panoramic glass roof, navigation, a backup camera, heated and ventilated front seats, adaptive cruise control, and a Mark Levinson audio system. Load it up with options, and the ES350 diverges still further from its Toyota-badged sibling.

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2012 ES350 Base Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.5L V 6 DOHC with variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline:, 19 MPG city, 28 MPG highway, 22 MPG combined and 407 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
18.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 268 hp @ 6,200 rpm; 248 ft lb of torque @ 4,700 rpm

'12 Lexus Sedan Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Compass
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Memory
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Moonroof
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Knee Air Bag
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Memory Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc Changer
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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iPod Connector
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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