Improved 2012 Lexus ES 350 gets more style, offers single trim level
THE 2012 Lexus ES 350 is a midsize luxury sedan that is offered in a single well_appointed trim level.
Standard features include 17_inch alloy wheels, foglights, heated exterior mirrors, a sunroof, automatic wipers, cruise control and keyless ignition/entry.
Others are dual_zone automatic climate control, 10_way power front seats, driver memory functions, a power tilt_and_telescoping steering column, leather upholstery, wood interior trim, an auto_dimming mirror, Bluetooth phone and music streaming capability, and an eight_speaker sound system with a six_CD changer, satellite radio, an iPod interface and an auxiliary audio jack.
The ES 350 options list according to emons motoring experts is extensive, with many features grouped into packages.
These options include xenon adaptive headlights, parking sensors, a panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control with a pre_collision system, heated and ventilated front seats, front passenger memory functions, upgraded leather upholstery, a power rear sunshade and a wood_trimmed steering wheel.
Optional hard_drive_based navigation system includes a back_up camera, voice commands, real_time traffic updates and the Lexus Enform telematics system. A 14_speaker Mark Levinson premium stereo can be added to the navigation system.
The 2012 Lexus ES 350 is powered by a 3.5_liter V6 that produces 268 horsepower and 248 pound_feet of torque. A six_speed automatic transmission is standard for this front_wheel_drive car.
In terms of safety, standard safety equipment for the 2012 Lexus ES 350 includes stability and traction control, antilock brakes, front and rear side airbags, side curtain airbags and front knee airbags. Optional features include a radar_based pre_collision system and the Lexus Enform and Safety Connect emergency telematics system.