Traded in 09 Highlander Hybrid due to poor mpg, hard ride, poor driver interior space, and trans "braking" function useless when in the mountains needing lower gearing for down hill. Cold weather, elevation, 10% ethanol gas lowered the Highlander Hybrid mpg to 19 mpg city and low 20's highway. Looked at Venza, Camry, Crosstour, C300, E350. Nothing could beat the ES350 in overall driving experience and quality for the price. Lexus customer sales service in purchase of the ES350 beat everyone! Getting 29 mpg on interstate at 75-80 mph! Getting 23+ mpg driving in city! Beats the Highlander Hybrid mpg! Highlander Hybrid Limited interior appears cheap compared to ES350 interior.
Nav, back up camera, park assist, leather interior, dash design, fit/finish, interior design, manual shift capability, and overall perfect quality. Initially thought park assist was not needed, but is great to have!
Only minor suggestions. Cup holder under center console arm rest, similar to 2010 Prius. Coin holder would be nice too!
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