Posted Jan 22nd 2014 3:37AM
2015 Lexus ES 350 Designed with a new design for the previous model year , the ES 350 receives only minor tweaks equipment this year , including the addition of Apple’s Siri Eyes Free System . latest shape overall ES 350 does not stray far from its predecessor , though it appears lower and wider , like the larger , rear-wheel – drive GS sedans . More pronounced wheel arches hint improved performance , although the architecture -based Avalon ES 350 remains front-wheel – drive . Lexus will continue to rely on a smaller rear – drive sedan for buyers IS sedan court focused on sporty handling .
In the 2015 Lexus ES 350 , symmetrical dashboard of the car has been thrown out the window support unit horizontal force comes from both the CT and GS . Like the Camry , the ES offers improved rear seat space – more than four inches of extra legroom – and the emphasis on reduction in ambient noise thanks to sound deadening substantial .
The 2015 Lexus ES 350 only offers V6 engines continued to be a 3.5 – liter , which produces 268 horsepower and 248 lb equal – ft of torque in this application as well as the Camry . However , with the latest ES 350 weighs 3549 pounds . ( About 90 less than the outgoing model ) , the motor is able to achieve a slight increase in fuel economy with 31 mpg highway with 21 mpg in the city .
Shifting duties are handled by an automatic transmission six – speed that sends power to the front wheels . Unlike some competitors , there is no system of all-wheel – drive is available .
The 2015 Lexus ES 350 comes standard with environmentally friendly NuLuxe seating surfaces , while the genuine leather and spoil the semi – analine leather available as an option . Also optional is the HDD Navigation System with voice recognition , integrated backup camera , an eight -inch screen , and infotainment systems Lexus ‘ Enform . Enform provides access to Bing search , iHeartRadio , MovieTickets.com , OpenTable , Pandora , Yelp and Facebook Places through compatible smart phone .
Standard eight – speaker AM / FM / CD sound system equipped with an iPod input jack / aux along with Sirius XM satellite radio . Available Display Audio package adds a seven -inch screen , HD Radio with iTunes tagging , Bluetooth audio , phone transfer , a vehicle information display and rear backup camera .
Audiophiles will want to spring for a 15 – speaker , 835 – watt Mark Levinson audio system is optional . This arrangement includes an eight -inch screen , HD Radio with iTunes tagging and DVD audio / video . GreenEdge technology from Mark Levinson doubles the output of the amplifier while reducing energy consumption by 50 percent .
Other standard features include dual – zone climate control automatic , 10 – way adjustable electric front seats , push – button start , Bluetooth connectivity and alloy wheels 17 – inch .
New for the latest model year is Apple’s Siri Eyes Free System , which uses ES 350 steering wheel – mounted controls for access from any iPhone Siri function that comes with iOS 6 . Once connected , drivers can use voice commands to perform actions such as making phone calls , playing songs from iTunes , listen and write text messages and add appointments to their calendar .
ES 350 comes standard with driver and front passenger knee airbags , front airbags and seat – mounted , rear seat – mounted side airbags and front and rear side curtain airbags in addition to the traction and stability control systems and Whiplash Injury Lessening front seats , which are designed to limit excessive head movement in rear-end collisions .
Optional security system includes Blind Spot Monitor , Lane Departure Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert , which reminds the driver to rear cross traffic when it withdrew from the parking lot . Available Pre Systems – Collision uses sub-millimeter wave radar to detect obstructions traveling ahead and prepare the vehicle for a potential collision .
As an entry – luxury midsize sedan , the ES 350 competes with the Buick LaCrosse , Lincoln MKZ , Nissan Maxima and Hyundai Azera .