The 2014 Lexus ES 350 is a midsize luxury sedan that seats five people. The standard equipment for 2014 Lexus ES 350 includes 17-inch wheels, LED running lights, xenon headlights, fog-lights, a sunroof, key-less ignition and entry, the heated mirrors, cruise control, the dual-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power front seats, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, the leatherette upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, the Safety Connect emergency communications, satellite radio, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and an eight-speaker sound system with CD player, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface.
The 2014 Lexus ES 350 Display Audio package adds a 7-inch central screen, Remote Touch electronics interface, a rearview camera, Siri Eyes Free and an upgraded sound system with HD radio. The Navigation package includes all of Display Audio items plus a navigation system, the larger eight-inch display screen, voice controls, the surround-sound audio processing, the enhanced Bluetooth connectivity and the Enform suite of smartphone-connected apps and concierge services. The 15-speaker Mark Levinson surround-sound audio system can be added to the Navigation package.
The 2014 Lexus ES 350 Premium package builds on the Navigation package and adds a power-adjustable steering wheel, the driver memory functions, leather upholstery, real wood trim and the wood-trimmed steering wheel. The 2014 Lexus ES 350 Luxury package includes all the Premium items plus leather upholstery and heated and ventilated front seats. Finally, Ultra Luxury package includes items from both the Premium and Luxury packages, plus the panoramic sunroof, premium leather upholstery, the adjustable seat-bottom cushion length for driver seat, power rear sunshade, the manual rear side sunshades and ambient interior lighting.
The 2014 Lexus ES 350 Stand-alone options include a power-closing trunk, adaptive cruise control, a blind-spot warning system, a lane-departure warning system, a power-closing trunk, parking sensors, rain-sensing wipers, heated and ventilated front seats (with the standard vinyl upholstery), a heated steering wheel and a power rear sunshade.
2014 Lexus ES 350 Interior
The 2014 Lexus ES 350’s cabin is modern and stylish. There’s still wood trim on hand, but the more subtly applied and looks more like the genuine article. The analog clock in center of the dash is a classy touch that breaks up the otherwise high-tech environment. Of course, richness of the materials varies depending on whether you opt for leather or stick with the standard NuLuxe vinyl, but either way, build the quality is excellent in typical Lexus fashion.
The 2014 Lexus ES 350 climate controls are simple to use, but audio system is a little more complicated due to he sheer number of available media types. When you opt for Display Audio or Navigation package, you get the Lexus Remote Touch system, which is essentially the mouse-like device that controls a cursor on a large centrally located screen. Although interacting with this interface is very similar to using a computer mouse, the ultra-sensitive nature of the controller can make it clumsy and distracting to use while driving. If tech features are important to you, we recommend playing around with Remote Touch before taking an ES 350 home.
The 2014 Lexus ES 350 is ample space all around, and 6-footers would be quite content in the comfy front seat. Rear-seat leg room, in particular, is very impressive, though taller panacea will see on their roofs 2014 Lexus ES 350s equipped with the most panoramic sunroof. The 2014 Lexus ES 350 trunk offers 15.2 cubic feet of space, which is average for this class. The 2014 Lexus ES 350 rear seats do not fold down, however, and only a pass-through are offered.
2014 Lexus ES 350 engine
The 2014 Lexus ES 350 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that generate 268 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque. The front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission are standard. In performance testing, the ES 350 go from zero to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds, which is on par with its competitors. The EPA-estimated fuel economy is 24 mpg combined (21 mpg city / 31 mpg).
2014 Lexus ES 350 Safety
All 2014 Lexus ES 350 comes standard with antilock brakes, stability and the traction control, front and the rear side airbags, side curtain airbags and front knee airbags. Also included in the Lexus Safety Connect with automatic accident notification, the stolen vehicle location and an emergency help button.
Cheating with the elements of the front and rear sensors, a lane-departure warning system and a blind-spot monitoring system at the rear cross-traffic alert. The most adaptive control field with the pre-accident plan, which primes the seatbelts and hold when he was an impending accident. See the test, the ES came to a stop from 60 mph in 124 feet, which is the average.
In government crash tests, the 2014 Lexus ES 350 earned a perfect five-star rating for its overall performance, with total five stars for frontal crash protection and side-crash protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the 2014 Lexus ES 350, the highest possible rating of “Good” in its moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact and roof strength tests. The 2014 Lexus ES 350 seat / head restraint design also price “Good” for whiplash protection in rear impacts.