We drove the Lexus ES 350 recently to Disney World and oh how that made the trip one of the best road trips in awhile. Not only did we have the luxury of the Lexus brand, we were also surrounded by comfort and safety. As a mom, safety is my #1 concern when it comes to automobiles then comfort. We take quite a few road trips throughout the year and not having to worry about getting there is SO nice. You are more in the moment of making memories. Singing songs, playing games, and just being a family. That’s what driving the Lexus ES 350 gave us.
Check us out having fun and making memories on our trip:
Comfort & Design
As soon as you hop in the Lexus ES 350 you see elegance in every single detail. Nothing is just slapped on. The attention to ever small thing shows and gives you a feeling of luxury. Even something small as the look of the clock and stitching on the dashboard.
The genuine contrast stitching that accentuates the elegant lines of the dash represents more than a mastery of design. It requires tremendous skill, patience, and a test so unique that only 12 craftsman in the WORLD have been deemed quaified to do this task
My kids are older. I have a 12 year old and a 9 year old so a comfortable back seat is required. Especially on road trips. The Lexus ES 350 features a “REAR-SEAT HAVEN”. By providing an extended platform, the rear seat offers generous headroom and enough legroom for passengers to easily cross their legs. This was talked about numerous times. Just how much room they had back there. Even with backpacks of necessities in the floor. Happy Kids=Happy Parents.
Everything has a touch of class. Nothing has been left out. Even a heated steering wheel at your fingertips.
- Horsepower at RPM: 268 hp @ 6,200
- EPA Fuel Economy Ratings (city/highway/combined): 21/31/24 mpg
- Transmission: Six-speed sequential-shift automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i)
- Brakes: Four-wheel power-assisted discs, with four-sensor, four-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
- Dynamic Suspension: Opposite Wound front coil springs help straight line controls while rear-suspension geometry helps provide agility and overall control.
- Long wheelbase: Offers a striking stance, genourous cabin space, and additional legroom
A feature I love is with the touch of a button You can go from Eco, to Normal, or Sport. What does that mean? In Eco Mode the throttle response and engine power are moderated for increased fuel effiency. Even the climate settings are moderated. This is my favorite setting because I like to get every extra drop of gas I can.
In Vehicle Technology
My favorite part of new cars. The new technology in every new car blows my mind and gets me excited. I’m a tech geek so utilizing more tech in my auto makes for a happy mom.
LEXUS ENFORM APP SUITE: Available Lexus Enform [*] and Safety Connect® [*] offer more than the convenience of live, 24-hour navigation assistance and the peace of mind of knowing emergency services can be requested at the press of a button. With the available App Suite [*], you can use your ES to make dinner reservations, order movie tickets and personalize your Pandora® playlist more easily than ever.
Not only can I listen to my favorite music, but I can also find restaurant recommendations, get reservations to THAT restaurant, and then get directions for THAT restaurant. Looking for a movie to go see on a date night? The car can help with that. As well as normal traffic info, weather info and my husband loved the sports info. Everything right in front of you without the danger of looking at a device. Count me in!
The kids had fun trying out different voice commands and we even had a few singing session at the top of our lungs……videos that will never see the light of day lol.
A Few other Favorite Features:
- Backup Camera
- Illuminate Puddle Lamps
- Push Button Start
- usb jack
Like I said before, with safety being a number one priority I love seeing new safety features in a vehicle. the Lexus ES 350 offers many amazing features such as:
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Blind Spot Monito ( I use this constantly)
- 10 Airbag System
- Pre-Collision System
- Side impact and Rear Bracing
- Intelligent High Beam Headlams
Check out this video for more on safety: