The main thing one needs to know about the Lexus ES350 is that it isn't intended to be an enthusiast car. The average age of Lexus buyers is in their mid- to late-50s, and while there are certainly enthusiasts in that age bracket, the vast majority of Lexus ES350 buyers are looking for cars that are comfortable, dependable, and possess the amenities of a luxury car without the full-boat luxury price.
The ES350 has often been derided as a gussied-up Camry, but the fact is that it has been a very successful vehicle for Lexus, outselling every model in the lineup but the RX crossover.
Everything about this car could be described as "polished and refined," from the engine, to the suspension, to the interior appointments. There's not much that will take your breath away with excitement, but it just might make you breathe easier as it pampers you in comfort.
Amy Skogstrom, Managing Editor