2012 Lexus ES 350

November 17, 2011 | Lexus

2012 Lexus ES 350 is one of the excellent choices in upscale midsize cars class. This sedan supported by several pros, likes powerful V6, feel the soft & quiet ride, plus the luxurious interior bring this vehicle classy inside. Just like other, there are some cons: expensive price when you get a deal with its optional, braking & handling are not so impressive, and conservative exterior to show as the five-passenger luxury sedan. Welded-steel unibody become the body construction of Lexus ES 350 2012. It has the base MSRP at $36,725.

2012 Lexus ES 350
2012 Lexus ES 350

Performance of 2012 Lexus ES 350 comes with 3.5-liter V6 engine which generates 268 horsepower @ 6,200 rpm and 248 lb-ft of torque @ 4,700. The valvetrain includes 4 cam 4valves per cylinder, with dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i). Get the 0-60 mph acceleration in 7.0 seconds, while for 1/4 mile acceleration in 15.2 seconds. Then 137 mph for its top track speed (electronically limited). The EPA fuel economy ratings (city/highway/combined) are 19/28/22 mpg.

The 2012 Lexus ES 350 front-wheel drive set the smooth acceleration through 6-speed sequential-shift automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i).

Chassis for 2012 Lexus ES 350: Independent MacPherson struts with coil springs; gas-pressurized shock absorbers & stabilizer bar (front suspension), Independent dual-link MacPherson struts with coil springs; gas-pressurized shock absorbers & stabilizer bar (rear suspension), steering with engine-speed-sensing; progressive power-assisted rack-and-pinion (3.2 turns, lock to lock). The brakes are 4-wheel power-assisted discs, with 4-sensor, 4-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. 11.6-in ventilated front and 11.0-in solid rear discs for the brake size. Plus 17 x 7.0-in split-5-spoke alloy wheels with 215/55R17 all-season tires.

Dimensions of 2012 Lexus ES 350 are 191.1 in (4,870 mm) for overall length, 71.7 in (1,820 mm) for width, 56.3 in (1,430 mm) for height, 109.3 in (2,776 mm) for wheelbase, 3,580 lb (1,635 kg) for curb weight, 18.5 gal (70 L) for fuel-tank capacity, 14.7 cu ft (416 L) for trunk capacity, 37.4/36.8 in (950/935 mm) (front/rear) (w/moonroof) for headroom, 37.8/37.0 in (960/940 mm) (front/rear) (w/panorama glass roof) for headroom (available), 42.2/35.9 in (1,072/912 mm) (front/rear) for leg room, 57.3/56.3 in (1,455/1,430 mm) (front/rear) for shoulder room, 56.3/53.8 in (1,430/1,367 mm) (front/rear) for hip room.

2012 Lexus ES 350 Interior
2012 Lexus ES 350 Interior

Here’s the list for standard luxury features 2012 Lexus ES 350 on luxury & connavigation systemenience: SmartAccess, dual-zone automatic climate control, power tilt-and-telescopic steering column, Lexus Memory System, remote keyless entry-linked memory, leather-trimmed interior, power tilt-and-slide moonroof with one-touch open/close & sliding sunshade, power windows with one-touch auto open/close feature, remote-linked window & moonroof opening, retained accessory power for moonroof & windows, electrochromic (auto-dimming) inside rearview mirror with compass and outside mirrors, power door locks, cruise control, center console with storage bin & accessory power outlet, dual cupholders (front & rear), HomeLink® universal transceiver, illuminated entry system, and exterior glass with UV reduction.

Seating & trim standard inside 2012 Lexus ES 350, such as: brown walnut or espresso bird’s-eye maple interior wood accent, 10-way driver’s and front passenger’s (including lumbar) power seats, and height-adjustable headrests for all seats.

Standard communication, audio & navigation for 2012 Lexus ES 350: Lexus 8-speaker Premium Sound System with Automatic Sound Levelizer (ASL) and in-dash; single-feed; 6-disc CD auto-changer, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (subscription required and 90-day trial subscription included), USB & auxiliary iPod®/MP3/Windows Media® Audio (WMA) port, Bluetooth® technology, Bluetooth audio profile for wireless integration of compatible music players with in-vehicle audio system controls, in-glass antenna with FM-diversity system, and shark-fin antenna.

Then for instrumentation & controls of 2012 Lexus ES 350, likes steering-wheel-mounted audio & display controls, liquid-crystal multi-information console display, Electroluminescent instrumentation, ECO Driving indicator, automatic on/off projector-beam headlamps with auto-off delay, Lexus Personalized Settings (LPS) to customize select electronic functions, outside temperature gauge, and illuminated interior electronic trunk-lid & fuel-filler door releases.

Lexus ES 350 2012
Lexus ES 350 2012

Want to upgrades 2012 Lexus ES 350 with option packages? First is Navigation System/Mark Levinson® Package, including HDD Navigation System (voice command, color LCD display with integrated backup camera & Enhanced Bluetooth technology), NavTrafficâ„¢; NavWeatherâ„¢; Sports & Stocks (subscription required and 90-day trial subscription included), Mark Levinson 14-speaker 300-watt @ less than 0.1% THD, 20–20,000 Hz Premium Surround Sound Audio System (with 7.1 architecture & in-dash, single-feed, 6-disc DVD/CD auto-changer featuring DVD-audio & DVD-video playback). Second is Navigation System Package, including HDD Navigation System (voice command, color LCD display with integrated backup camera & Enhanced Bluetooth technology), NavTrafficâ„¢; NavWeatherâ„¢; Sports & Stocks (subscription required and 90-day trial subscription included), and Lexus Enform (with Safety Connect offers Destination Assist, eDestination, Automatic Collision Notification, Stolen Vehicle Location, Emergency Assistance Button (SOS) and Enhanced Roadside Assistance services) which subscription required and 1-year trial subscription included. Finally for Ultra-Luxury Package: semi-aniline perforated leather-trimmed interior (Parchment, Light Gray or Black with Saddle Tan accent leather with double-contrast stiching), wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob, heated and ventilated front seats, driver’s seat power cushion extender, Lexus Memory System, Panorama Glass Roof, power rear sunshade, High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps, dual-swivel Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS), 17 x 7.0-in 10-spoke Liquid Graphite─finish alloy wheels, and full-size spare tire with 17-in alloy wheel.

While for options and accessories for 2012 Lexus ES 350: full-size spare tire with 17-in alloy wheel, power rear sunshade, Intuitive Parking Assist, heated & ventilated front seats, wood- & leather-trimmed steering wheel & shift knob,
Pre-Collision System (PCS) & Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps & Dual-swivel Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS), 17-in E-Sport alloy wheels, all-weather floor mats, bodyside molding, car cover, cargo net – envelope, carpet trunk mat, door edge gaurds, paint protection film, rear bumper appliqué, rear spoiler, and wheel locks.

Nine stunning exterior colors on 2012 Lexus ES 350, there are Tungsten Pearl, Starfire Pearl, Cerulean Blue Metallic, Satin Cashmere Metallic, Truffle Mica, Matador Red Mica, Deep Sea Mica, Nebula Gray Pearl, and Obsidian.

For the competitors are BMW 3-Series, Audi A4, Buick Regal, Volvo S60, Cadillac CTS, Hyundai Genesis and more.

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