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2017 Lexus ES 350 Review | Acceleration Test | Edmunds

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Edmunds Road Test Editor Calvin Kim shows us what it's like to test the acceleration capability of a 2017 Lexus ES 350. This, by the way, is a rare type of car: a front-wheel drive, full-size luxury sedan. Sports cars tend to beat their manufacturers' stated performance numbers, but can the ES 350 beat Lexus' cited 0-60 mph time of 7.1 seconds? Watch and find out!

Q: What kind of engine and transmission does the 2017 Lexus ES 350 have?
A: The Lexus ES 350 is equipped with a 3.5-liter non-turbocharged V6 engine. It produces 268 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque. This power is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission.

Q: How much does the 2017 Lexus ES 350 cost?
A: The starting price for the 2017 Lexus ES 350 is $39,875, including delivery and handling fees. The ES 350 featured in this video has an as-tested price of $49,210 thanks to the addition of the Ultra Luxury package, navigation with Mark Levinson premium audio package, 18-inch high-gloss wheels, LED headlights, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, a heated wood-and-leather-trimmed steering wheel, and a power trunklid.

Q: What advantages does the 2017 Lexus ES 350 have over its competitors?
A: Ease of operation: Most drivers will be able to get in and figure out how to use most functions of the car very quickly. Quiet and plush ride: While other luxury sedans aspire to be four-door sports cars complete with a stiff ride, loud exhaust and noisy tires, the ES 350 is very comfortable in its own long-range road-trip-friendly suspension setup. Think meditative, not distracting. Finally, the ES 350's large and airy interior space, in particular its roomy seats, are key differentiators compared to its competitors.

Read our review here: https://www.edmunds.com/lexus/es-350/2017/sedan/

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