2014 Lexus ES350

Base FWD 4-Dr Sedan V6 auto trans

Base FWD 4-Dr Sedan V6 auto trans

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2014 Lexus ES 350
2014 Lexus ES 350

New for 2014

After a thorough redesign for 2013, the 2014 Lexus ES gains only small changes: HID headlights now include LED fog lamps, heated/ventilated front seats are available in perforated NuLuxe (synthetic leather), and Siri Eyes Free is available.

Vehicle Overview

The Lexus ES is based on the Toyota Avalon platform (no longer the smaller Camry), and offers a hybrid powertrain alongside the standard V-6. It fits below the GS and above the smaller CT in the Lexus lineup, while the similarly priced IS sedan captures buyers after a more sporty driving experience.

Summary

The Lexus ES comes in two styles: V-6 power, and hybrid efficiency. The 268-hp 3.5-liter V-6 makes 248 lb-ft of torque and gets paired to a six-speed automatic, which results in an EPA-estimated 21/31 mpg city/highway. The hybrid powertrain joins a 2.5-liter I-4 and an electric motor to a CVT for a net 200 hp and an EPA-estimated 40/39 mpg. Whatever the powertrain choice, the interior is well appointed with a number of expected luxury features. Available highlights includes the 835-watt Mark Levinson sound system, heated/ventilated front seats, bamboo interior trim selection, 40-inches of rear legroom, and driver-selectable drive modes.
Both variants of the 2014 Lexus ES (the ES 350 and ES 300h) received a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars), and were considered Top Safety Picks by the IIHS for 2013, but have not yet been tested in the small front overlap category, so they have not met the criteria to be fully evaluated for 2014.

What We Think

In a Driven review of a 2013 ES 350 we said, “The engine is plenty powerful and it's genuinely rewarding to experience how the revs build quickly, smoothly, and almost musically toward the top end of the tachometer. The six-speed automatic is well behaved, though largely unexceptional compared to the fast-acting, telepathic behavior or BMW and Audi's eight-speed automatics.” During the drive we noted, “Body roll is reasonably controlled, but the ES still places the emphasis on a comfortable ride. To that end, the updated car boasts revised suspension components and geometry that calm some of the higher frequency disturbances that made their way to the driver's seat in the previous model.
While cabin quietness mostly lived up to our expectations, some of Oregon's coarse road surfaces incited tire roar that was impossible to ignore.” The hybrid ES 300h (powertrain borrowed from the Camry and Avalon hybrids) actually encroaches on the territory of the smaller CT 200h, while still delivering a driving experience that one comes to expect from Lexus. As with the CT, we opted to keep the car in sport mode, as it was closest to what a car should feel like, while normal and eco strangled the performance too much.
You’ll Like
  • V-6 power and refinement
  • Hybrid still drives like a Lexus
  • 40 inches of rear legroom
You Won’t Like
  • App-integration for infotainment locks out certain apps at speed
  • Some features, standard on the competition, are extra on the Lexus
  • Reasonable acceleration kicks you out of EV mode immediately
Key Competitors
  • Buick LaCrosse eAssist
  • Lincoln MKZ 2.0H hybrid
  • Toyota Avalon
  • Kia Cadenza
  • Cadillac CTS

Rating

3

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$32,383
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$36,620
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$32,475

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2014 Lexus ES350 Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
3.5L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
21 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
31 MPG
Horsepower:
268 hp @ 6200rpm
Torque:
248 ft lb of torque @ 4700rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
50,000 miles / 48 months
Powertrain
70,000 miles / 72 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 72 months
Roadside
Unlimited miles / 48 months
Maintenance
10,000 miles / 12 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:51
Component
FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: CRASH IMMINENT BRAKING
Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Avalon and Avalon Hybrid vehicles manufactured October 19, 2012 to October 27, 2015 and 2013-2015 Lexus ES350 and ES300h vehicles manufactured June 18, 2012 to July 6, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with a Pre-Collision System (PCS) as optional equipment. In these vehicles, the PCS may unexpectedly activate and apply the brakes when the radar detects a steel joint or plate in the roadway as an object.
Consequences
A vehicle that unexpectedly brakes increases the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Remedy parts for a permanent fix for this issue are not yet available. On November 18, 2015, Toyota sent owners an interim notification and dealers will temporarily disable the PCS. When the improved PCS components are available for the permanent remedy, owners will be mailed a second notification. These repairs will be performed free of charge. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's numbers for this campaign are F1V and F2E.
Potential Units Affected
30,812
Notes
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
NHTSA Rating Front Side
4
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2014 Lexus ES350

Depreciation
39.5%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$15,499
39.5%
Insurance
$7,945
20.3%
Fuel Cost
$7,170
18.3%
Financing
$4,024
10.3%
Maintenance
$3,312
8.4%
Repair Costs
$835
2.1%
State Fees
$429
1.1%
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Value Rating: Poor