So we got a 2013 Lexus ES 350
This is the latest version of the Lexus ES 350. This isn’t really a car we give a damn about. It’s based on a stretched Toyota Camry, it’s got wrong-wheel-drive in a RWD segment, and it’s become the car of choice for private taxi services, so you can expect to be cut off by one of these on the highway. But when we drove the car, it’s purpose became clear in the first minute itself, and we really started liking it for that.
You see, the only reason to buy a Lexus ES is because you prefer comfort over sportiness. The sporting credentials of luxury sedans, including the pricier GS 350, are dubious nowadays anyway. Most of them have dull controls and electronic driving aids. So why even bother being sporty?
The Lexus ES goes back to basics, offering Bentley-grade ride quality, lots of leather, and even more space. Indeed, the ES has grown in size this time around. But while the boot is bigger, the space-management in the rear is a bit iffy. More in the full review