2016 Lexus ES 350

Original MSRP Range
$38,100 - $38,100
Available Style(s)
21 - 21 MPG City / 31 - 31 MPG Hwy
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2016 Lexus ES 350

What We Like

Spacious, quiet and comfortable; excellent hybrid fuel economy; up-to-date technology; perfect crash-test scores; Lexus build quality

What We Don't

As exciting as a nap on the couch


Expert Rating

4.3/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.6/ 5


What's New in the 2016 Lexus ES 350?

As if the ES wasn't quiet enough already, changes for this model year include additional sound deadening. The front and rear have some minor styling tweaks (with the spindle grille growing more assertive), as does the cabin. The panoramic sunroof has been separated from a previous options bundle to become available as an individual choice. Active safety features have been updated to include things such as lane-departure warning and radar-based intelligent cruise control. Bi-LED headlights also join the options list.  

Which ES 350 is the Best?

The 2016 ES 350 is a pretty good deal right off the showroom floor. Try to keep the price around $40,000, not much more than some upper mainstream family sedans, and you'll have Lexus cachet and strong resale value added into the bargain. Find a Lexus ES for sale


How Much Does a 2016 Lexus ES 350 Cost?

The 2016 Lexus ES is offered in two forms: the ES 350 with the conventional V6 and the hybrid-powered ES 300h.

The ES 350 ($38,000) comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry/start, three selectable driving modes (Normal, Eco and Sport), a sunroof, heated side mirrors with puddle lamps, a rearview camera and LED low beams, running lights, fog lights and taillights. The cabin sports synthetic perforated leather upholstery (NuLuxe), piano-black trim, 10-way power front seats, dual-zone climate control and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Tech toys include Lexus Enform Remote smartphone app compatibility, a 3.5-in color driver information display, Bluetooth, Siri Eyes Free iPhone voice control, a 7-in touchscreen, an 8-speaker sound system with iPod/USB connectivity, a 6-CD changer and satellite radio. Also included is a universal garage-door opener.

The ES 300h ($40,920) has 17-in alloys of a different design, a concealed exhaust outlet and hybrid-specific gauges, information displays and badging.

Stand-alone options include a blind spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure alert, a collision-mitigation system with adaptive cruise control, heated seats (NuLuxe upholstery only), a heated wood/leather steering wheel, bamboo trim, a power trunk lid, parking sensors, a power rear sunshade and 18-in wheels.

The Navigation package includes voice recognition, a hard-drive-based navigation system, an 8-in central display and the mouselike Remote Touch controller. This package can be bundled with the Mark Levinson audio system, an 835-watt surround-sound setup with 15 speakers and DVD audio/video, but the Levinson system is also available by itself.

The Premium package brings driver's-seat memory settings, a power adjustable steering wheel and wood trim. The Luxury collection adds heated/ventilated seats, a powered rear sunshade and leather upholstery. The Ultra Luxury package throws in a heated steering wheel, automatic wipers, ambient lighting, a power trunk lid, a driver's-seat cushion extender, front passenger seat memory and a panoramic sunroof.

Trunk space in the ES 350 is 15.2 cu ft., dropping to 12.1 cu ft. in the ES 300h due to its rear-mounted battery pack.

ES 350 Trims

SedanOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
ES 350 4dr Sdn$38,100 / N/A6 Cylinder26821 / 316-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Lexus ES 350 Safety

Is the 2016 Lexus ES 350 a Safe Car?

The 2016 ES comes with standard stability control, 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes and 10 airbags. The Safety Connect telematics service includes emergency roadside assistance, a stolen-vehicle locator and more.

The ES scored a perfect five stars across the board in government crash tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety also gave the ES its highest Good rating in all categories.

A pre-collision system, dynamic cruise control, intelligent high beams and lane-departure alert are all part of the optional Safety System+ package.

Frontal Crash Rating–Overall
Overall Rating
Rollover Rating–Overall
Side Barrier Rating–Overall
Side Crash Rating–Overall

Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain6 Years/70,000 Miles
Corrosion6 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance4 Years/Unlimited Miles
Maintenance1 Years/10,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Body Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Luxury Pkg
  • Premium Pkg
  • Ultra Luxury Pkg
  • Blind-Spot Monitor


2016 Lexus ES 350 vs the competition

2016 Nissan Maxima -- The Maxima is generous with space but leans toward the sportier end of the driving-experience spectrum.

2016 Toyota Avalon -- Priced lower than the ES, the roomy, stylish Avalon offers the same powertrains and many of the same features.

2016 Hyundai Azera -- With all the bells and whistles, the Azera stacks up well against the ES 350 and costs less.

Used Lexus LS -- An LS with low miles could be bought for the price of a new ES. It will probably be a few years old, but the rear- or all-wheel-drive, V8-powered LS is swifter and smoother than its smaller sibling.

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