If you are secure enough to live without the Lexus nameplate on the ES 330 you can have essentially the same vehicle with the Camry XLE 6 cylinder. The Camry body style is a bit more subdued but the same creature comforts and driveline components are there for your enjoyment...along with the $6,000 to $8,000 you save.
Interior design and comfort are first rate. All the controls...especially those for climate control...are right where they should be and easy to use. Handling is predictable and the 6 cylinder engine provides plenty of pep for freeway merges.
Toyota should be ashamed for having rigid outside rear view mirrors on a vehicle this size. And why does Camry XLE come only with a "satellite radio-ready" sound system when the Honda Accord EX comes with XM satellite radio fully installed?
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