2013 Lexus ES 350 3.5L V6 6-speed Automatic Consumer Review - Lexus versus Camry

2013 Lexus ES 350 Sedan - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

14 Total Reviews

All Models

Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
1 of 17 people found this review helpful
Lexus versus Camry
By papilio1070 on


2013 Lexus ES 350 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


This is a good car but it is no better than the 2013 Camry XLE. Ours is fully loaded with premium Nav and prem. sound system. It is all leather and rides the same as the ES350. Our Camry has more chrome and tinted windows. It has remote start. Our Camry is loaded with every option available and has more features than the first two trims of the ES350. We rented the ES350 along with the Camry, Avalon, Accord and Altima. We drove each car 200 miles. We did this because we got burnt on a 2010 impala. In fact the Nissan Altima had the best ride and comfortable seats of all the cars we rented. They have Zero Gravity seats and they are the best. Just couldn't trust that CVT Transmission.

Favorite Features

Honda went with the CVT this year and Toyota is putting a CVT in the 2014 Corolla . We paid 34,173 dollars for our Camry and that is with a 7 year 100 thousand bumper to bumper warranty and 5 year 60 thousand mile Toyota Care. I would not waste my money on a Lexus ES 350. It is just a version of the Camry

Suggested Improvements

Don't go the CVT route for your transmission or you will regret it.
Recommend (1) (16)
Report it
Comments (4) Post a Comment
By thew60
on 09/04/13 11:49 AM (PDT)

The Camry is nice but it is not close to the Lexus. The new ES is based on the Avalon, is bigger and has more rear legroom. The Lexus is made in a different factory in Japan to completely different standards than the Camry. The new ES350 is as much a Camry as a VW Passat is an Audi A6. But then again you drove a 2010 Chevy Impala, the fleet king of all cars....

Report it
By gemigniani1
on 09/24/13 16:55 PM (PDT)

I came to the same conclusion after renting - the 2014 Altima has the smoothest ride and most comfortable seats for long distance driving. The Altima is thus more of a luxury car than the ES350 for $15,000 less.

Report it
By 4x4
on 01/28/14 09:27 AM (PST)

I think maybe you compared to the 2012 model es350?

Report it
By akent35
on 09/14/14 10:32 AM (PDT)

In May 2013, I started doing research to replace our problematic 2001 BMW 525i. After eliminating cars in the same "class" (the Mercedes E350 sedan was close, but had leatherette seats!), I moved sown in class, and looked at the Lexus ES530 sedan. Nice looking car, but it did not have heated front seats nor leather seats as standard equipment. That's a significant disappointment, given that the ES350 is supposedly a "luxury" car. So, I opted for the 2013 Camry XLE V6. (We previously owned a 1996 Camry XLE V6, had it for 8 1/2 years, and definitely the best car we have ever owned). Truly happy I made that choice. Besides having heated front seats and leather seats as standard equipment, the V6 is EXTREMELY responsive, and it is way less expensive that a comparably equipped ES350.

Report it
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.


Nearby Inventory Zip Code UPDATE
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat online with us
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Call us at 855-782-4711
Text us at ED411