The new 2018 Lexus ES 350 has typical Lexus style spindle grille but the headlamps now look slimmer and sleeker, giving the vehicle modern and aggressive look. The luxury car lineup of Toyotas, the Lexus has made a position for itself despite strong competition from the likes of Porsche and Mercedes Benz over the decades.
The ES midsize sedan lineup from Lexus has sold well since its inception. The 2018 model was displayed at the recently held at Shenzen-Hong Kong-Macao international auto show.
2018 Lexus ES 350 – Design Update
The model is sold in 3 trims- standard, Premier, and Ultra Luxury. The cabin is similar to that of stable mates LS500 and LS500h. It is silent thanks to the implementation of noise insulating technology and materials. Space is enough even for tall adults at both rows and seats are large and comfortable. Cargo space is decent and rivals outshine it by a margin.
The cabin gets smog filter along with 2 zone climate control. Its illuminated entry system is also nice. The seats get NuLuxe leather. You can opt for ambient lighting setup in-cabin that alters as per the state of the car.
The 2018 Lexus ES 350 gets equipped with oodles of amenities and safety technologies that will satisfy most buyers for sure. The car gets 10 airbags, stability control, and also a traction control. Top trim buyers can opt for the much touted Lexus Safety Connect system which includes roadside assistance, stolen vehicle finder, and automatic notification post crash. The great thing is that they are included for free after 10 years from the date of buying.
There are so much standard and available entertainment features that you will feel spoilt for choice. All trims get Lexus premium audio system and SiriusXM satellite radio. You also get HD Radio and Bluetooth streaming with support for voice command. The Lexus Enform Remote mobile app is useful and using it you can control a lot of vehicle features remotely. However, the most useful feature is subscription-free HD Radio based Traffic and Weather service.
There are plenty of packages that you can buy and customize the 2018 Lexus ES 350 with them. The Premium package and Navigation package are quite good value for what they offer. Audiophiles can opt for a superior quality Mark Levinson premium audio setup with 15 speakers.
The 2018 Lexus ES 350 gets two engine choices- a 3.5-liter V-6 unit with 6-speed automatic transmission gearbox. This engine makes 268 HP output. Another 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine is available which makes it possible to be used with the company’s famous hybrid power train. There are drive select modes such as Eco, Sport and normal.
Price and Availability
The exact price of the 2018 Lexus ES 350 is not known. But it is expected to begin around $40,000. It will hit the roads in 2018.
The 2018 Lexus ES 350 is one nice luxury sedan which offers great value for money. If you can do without German or British luxury badges, it is a worthy alternative.