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2013 Lexus ES350 Sedan

2013 Lexus ES350 Review

(0 Stars)  All new, but still exactly what you expect from a Lexus.

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New For 2013
The ES350 is completely redesigned for 2013. The Hybrid model is a new addition. It is $2750 more expensive than the V-6 sedan but is EPA rated at a stratospheric 40/39 mpg city/highway.
Overview
The ES350 has long been the brand’s best-selling sedan, and its 2013 redesign is unlikely to mess with that success. Previously based on the Toyota Camry, the latest ES is built off the larger Toyota Avalon. As a result of the longer wheelbase, rear-seat legroom is much improved. The interior is far more modern than its dowdy predecessor’s, and the new exterior styling apes the look of the larger GS. The biggest change, though, is the addition of a hybrid model. The ES300h borrows its four-cylinder gas/electric powertrain from the Toyota Camry Hybrid. Total output is only 200 hp, but the upside is exceptional fuel economy: 40/39 mpg city/highway. The standard ES350, with its 3.5-liter V-6, can’t come close to those numbers, but it has seen an increase over last year’s: 21 mpg city (up 2 mpg) and 31 highway (up 4 mpg). The V-6 still makes 268 hp, which is enough to send the ES350 from 0 to 60 mph in a respectable 7.1 seconds. Lexus has tightened the suspension and quickened the steering, but the essential nature of this car is unchanged. There’s a standard Drive Mode Select feature, which alters powertrain mapping and steering effort, but you won’t dial up a sport sedan. Instead, the ES delivers traditional Lexus virtues: a smooth, quiet ride; a plush interior; and plenty of luxury features.

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2013 ES350 Base Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.5L V 6 DOHC with VVT-i variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 21 MPG city, 31 MPG highway, 24 MPG combined and 413 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
17.2gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 268 hp @ 6,200 rpm; 248 ft lb of torque @ 4,700 rpm

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'13 Lexus Sedan Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Interior  
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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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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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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
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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iPod Connector
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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