2021 Lexus ES 350

MSRP range: $40,000 - $49,000
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MSRP$46,970
Edmunds suggests you pay$43,401

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2021 Lexus ES 350 Review

  • Comfortable and mostly upscale interior
  • Excellent ride quality
  • Enjoyable handling balance from the F Sport version
  • Finicky infotainment interface
  • Rear seats don't fold down
  • Minor revisions to standard and optional features
  • New Black Line Special Edition debuts
  • Part of the seventh ES generation introduced for 2019

With the cancellation of Lexus' midsize GS luxury sedan for the 2021 model year, the more affordable ES 350 sedan takes on greater importance for the automaker. It offers a roomy interior, plush driving dynamics and daring design.

Equipped with a satisfying V6 engine, the 2021 Lexus ES 350 is one of three variants of the car. (The new-for-2021 ES 250 and the ES 300h hybrid are reviewed separately.) The regular ES 350 has the soft and sophisticated vibe common to Lexus models, and the F Sport version delivers a sportier look and a more engaging driving character. This year, the ES 350 F Sport is available in a Black Line Special Edition with black-out trim and two pieces of custom luggage.

Delivering big luxury car comfort at the price of a typical small European luxury sedan, the 2021 Lexus ES 350 offers plenty of value. Be sure to consult our full Expert Rating on the ES 350 for more in-depth analysis.

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The ES 350 offers ample power, surprisingly good handling, and Lexus' hallmark focus on comfort and serenity. Some rival German sedans can be sportier, but the ES remains one of today's best all-around performers.
Acceleration is powerful and smooth, and the V6 is strong throughout its rev range. The steering is nicely weighted and contributes to the ES 350's composure as you drive around turns. There's not a whole lot of maximum grip from the tires, but overall the ES handles better than you'd expect a luxury-oriented sedan to.

Around town, smooth acceleration and imperceptible gear changes make the ES a pleasure to drive. Even in city traffic, the ES feels as if it's just gliding along thanks to its relaxed powertrain.
Comfort and isolation remain ES hallmarks, and neither has been sacrificed for improved handling. The front seats are firm and supportive, without excessive side bolsters that interfere with getting in and out. (Note that the F Sport's sport seats have more aggressive shape and bolsters.) The rear seats are just as comfortable, if a bit wide and flat. You can sit up front or in the back for long stretches without fatigue.

This latest ES 350 hasn't lost its ability to absorb bumps and road rash either. There's a bit of intrusive wind noise at highway speeds — more than we'd expect of a Lexus — but maybe it's just more noticeable since the car tames road and tire noise so well. Engine noise is almost imperceptible. More warmth from the seat heaters on cold days would be nice.
Getting in and out of the ES is no trouble thanks to the low seat cushions and wide door openings. There's also a good-size gap between front passengers and door panels that creates a feeling of space. There's loads of room in the back seat, especially between the seatbacks and knees, even for 6-foot-tall passengers.

Drivers of most heights and body types should find a comfortable driving position given the ES' power-adjustable seat and mostly clear views all around the car. Only the ES' incoherent array of buttons and switchgear is inexplicably inelegant in an otherwise elegant cabin. The volume knob is great, though, and feels like an old-school stereo receiver.
Our test car came with the spectacular-looking 12-inch infotainment display. The widescreen navigation maps look great thanks to excellent color contrast and indicators. But using the touchpad controller while in motion is onerous; a dial-and-button controller would be preferable. Fortunately, you can control many nav, phone, audio and even climate control functions through voice commands.

The ES also includes several standard driver safety features, such as adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist, which help minimize lane wandering. It isn't semi-automated driving, and the degree of steering correction is limited, but it's useful for occasional lapses of attention.
For having such a roomy cabin, the ES oddly offers a scant amount of space for personal items. The door pockets are slim and the center console can fit small items, but you can stash everything in the generously sized trunk. At 16.7 cubic feet, there's plenty of room for luggage and golf clubs. However, the rear seats don't fold down, which hampers utility.

Have kids? There's plenty of space for installing child safety seats, and the car seat anchors are easy to access.
With an EPA rating of 26 mpg combined, the ES 350 is one of the more efficient midsize luxury sedans on the market. Of course, you can also pick the hybrid ES 300h for even better fuel economy. We observed a respectable 27.3 mpg on our evaluation route.
For a relatively affordable sum, the ES delivers an appealing luxury experience. The top-shelf interior materials and design make the ES cockpit an attractive place to be. The upholstery feels supple and substantial, and the cabin shows typical Lexus attention to detail: tight panel gaps, damped button action and detailed stitching.

Lexus' pricing is appropriate for the high quality of materials, space and comfort. Some competitors start at a little less but aren't quite as refined. It's on par with rivals in warranty coverage, but most can't match the Lexus dealer experience.
There's nothing overly exciting about the ES 350. The ES is made to appeal to a wide range of drivers and broadcasts a well-made vibe inside and out. Yet with its well-sorted suspension and pleasantly powerful V6, the ES 350 can deliver that luxury and still cut loose on occasion.

Which ES 350 does Edmunds recommend?

We're partial to the ES 350 F Sport for its racier look and more athletic driving dynamics, but most people will likely be happiest with the ES 350 Luxury. It equips the car with upgraded interior materials, improved seat comfort, added safety equipment and nicer alloy wheels.

Lexus ES 350 models

Lexus offers the 2021 ES 350 in four levels of specification. If you wish to upgrade from the standard ES 350, your main choices are the ES 350 Luxury and the ES 350 F Sport. Additionally, the lineup offers an ES 350 Ultra Luxury model including nearly every factory option. There's also the limited-production Black Line Special Edition. Highlights of each version of the car are as follows:

ES 350
The most affordable version of the ES 350 includes:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Sunroof
  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable front seats
  • 8-inch infotainment system display
  • Touchpad infotainment system controller
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
  • 10-speaker audio system

Every ES 350 also comes with:

  • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)
  • Lane departure warning (alerts you if the vehicle begins to drift out of its lane)
  • Adaptive cruise control (maintains a driver-set distance between the ES 350 and the car in front)
  • Lane keeping system (makes minor steering corrections to help keep the vehicle centered in its lane)

Optional for the base ES 350 is the Premium package, which adds:

  • Automatic wipers
  • Driver-seat memory settings
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel

ES 350 Luxury
Our recommended version of the car adds:

  • Features from the Premium package
  • 18-inch wheels
  • Leather seats
  • Additional adjustments for the driver's seat
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Rear window sunshade
  • Blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert (warns you if a vehicle is in your blind spot during a lane change or while reversing)
  • Rear automatic braking (brakes if sensors detect an imminent collision with an object behind the vehicle)

ES 350 F Sport
The F Sport version builds on standard equipment with:

  • F Sport exterior and interior design enhancements
  • 19-inch wheels
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • Contents of the Premium package
  • Sport-bolstered front seats
  • Blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert (warns you if a vehicle is in your blind spot during a lane change or while reversing)
  • Pedestrian detection for the rear automatic braking system

ES 350 Black Line Special Edition
This limited-production version is based on the F Sport but has:

  • Special black-out exterior trim and wheels
  • Black rear spoiler
  • Two custom pieces of Zero Halliburton luggage

ES 350 Ultra Luxury
On top of the Luxury, this top-shelf trim supplies:

  • Heated steering wheel
  • Fast-response cabin heating
  • Premium leather upholstery
  • Rear side-window sunshades
  • Power hands-free trunk
  • Navigation system
  • Premium sound system
  • Surround-view monitor (gives you a top-down view of the ES 350 and its surroundings for tight parking situations)
  • Special chassis dampers that help absorb vibrations when cornering
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Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2021 Lexus ES 350.

Average user rating: 4.8 stars
11 total reviews
5 star reviews: 91%
4 star reviews: 0%
3 star reviews: 9%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%

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Most helpful consumer reviews

5/5 stars, This Automobile easily beats out a Mercedes E 350
JoeV,
Ultra Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A)
I owned a MB E550 AWD and that car was a bit over 85,000 optioned as I wanted it. I took delivery of a 2021 ES 350 Ultra Luxury with every available option except AWD which I do not require given where I live now. The fit and finish is as good as Mercedes and any other fine automobile. The pure luxury inside is unsurpassed in any vehicle in this price range of $55,000 up to and including the MB. The ride is ultra quiet and smooth but gives the driver a solid feel for the road. If this very automobile were to be re badged and presented as a Mercedes they could slap an $80,000 price tag on it and no one would give it a second thought.
5/5 stars, Great vehicle- best value for luxury car
JEB,
4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A)
Great car- my third ES and just as good as MB E350 I owned previously. Plus I don’t have to pay $350 for an oil change. Quiet, smooth and the gas mileage is incredible for a medium size V6. Plus, not paying for premium gas.
5/5 stars, Replace 2017 Lexus ES350 with a 2021 Lexus ES350
Lexus ES 350 Perfection,
Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A)
My wife and I have loved having a series of 5 Lexus ES350 automobiles. We shop around and talk to friends about their new luxury sedan experiences and we have nothing but great feedback on every Lexus we have ever owned since 1994 (purchased new mostly, but also at least 2 used also).
5/5 stars, New 2021 ES 350 One Month In
Shaboom1965,
4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A)
This car, when bought right, is an excellent value. Reasonable price can be negotiated for a whole lot of car. Dealers are very flexible in discounting the price of these cars and Lexus tossed in a generous $2,000 rebate to boot. It finally came down to this car or BMW. Couldn’t tolerate that Automatic Stop Start feature on the Euro-Lux cars. Also don’t care for the harsher ride of their run flat tires and the inability to repair the run-flats. The Lexus eliminated all those negatives and provided an incredibly smooth ride and iron-clad, trouble-free reliability level absent on so many of the European brands. Very pleased with our new car one month and 450 miles in. Unhappy with two shortcomings. First, the Apple Car Play is not wireless. To use it, a cable is required right in the middle of the front of cabin. BMW is wireless. Even Buick is wireless! On a car of this level, there should not be cables visible in the cabin. Second, ventilation of the ventilated front seats is weak and tepid. The air used to ventilate the seats is not actually cooled. It’s simply cabin temperature air recirculated through the seats. I was expecting cooled air as provided in many other luxury cars. The seat heaters are fine. No road noise, beautiful upholstery, more than adequate standard sound system. Lexus cargo net is small and overpriced. Extra bonus: for most drivers, regular gas will do the trick.

2021 Lexus ES 350 video

SPEAKER: With the new ES, Lexus has set themselves a pretty difficult task. They're trying to not only please the existing fans of this car, but to attract a whole new audience. And to that end, they haven't just redesigned it to make it look sleeker and more aggressive, they've added a whole new trim level-- the first ever Lexus ES 350 F Sport. Now, I know that the front end of this Lexus is creating some mixed opinions, but there's no denying this new car is a lot sleeker looking. The wheelbase has actually also grown about two inches. So we're going to hop inside and see how that's affected the interior space and check out the new design. This interior has been completely redesigned and it's a big improvement over the outgoing model. There are a lot of visual cues from Lexus's higher end cars-- means there's just a lot of high end visual touches in here. Also, just the materials have been handled well. Everything's textured. Everything feels good on your hands. There are some hard plastics around, but all these touch points are covered in quality materials, and it feels more upscale than the outgoing model. One of the big obvious changes in this car is the new infotainment system. Gone is a little joystick, and now you have this track pad. It's got its own drawbacks. There are things that I don't like about using this system. That said, it looks a lot better. This giant screen up here has some sharp graphics. It improves the look of the interior. The other upgrade you get here is Apple CarPlay. For the first time ever, a Lexus has Apple CarPlay. There's no Android Auto yet. Word is that it's coming and will be included as a software update. So you don't have to worry about buying one-- if it doesn't have it now, it should in the future. This is the F sport, so there are a few differences in here from the standard car. These seats are different. The new seats in the standard car are very comfortable. I like them a lot. There's four way adjustable lumbar, there's a good amount of padding, and they're nicely contoured. These seats are a scootch less comfortable, but I've still been in them for a couple of hours and I'm pretty happy. I'm way happier than I have been in most other sports buckets. The seats are also heated and ventilated. All of that is hooked into Lexus's climate concierge service, which will automatically adjust seat heating and cooling and steering wheel heating, along with the AC. And that's a good thing, because there are fewer buttons in here. I appreciated in the outgoing model just how many hard buttons there were to control everything so you didn't have to deal with the infotainment interface. Some of the adjustments here, you have to go through this interface to make them. So having a good automatic climate control system is pretty important. Here in the backseat, I can really see how that extra two inches of wheelbase has paid off. I have a ton of knee room here. The one issue I have is that if I sit up all the way, my head starts to brush the ceiling. I'm a little tall. I think that most passengers are not going to have an issue with that. I think most adults are going to be pretty happy sitting back here, even on longer drives. Speaking of which, why don't we find out how it drives? SUVs may be all the rage. We all have heard about Ford saying that they're not going to make any more sedans. And I think that's really sad. It's great that Lexus is still dedicated to making sedans, and this new ES is a good example of why. The ride and handling characteristics of this car are just really impressive. For this new ES, the V6 engine makes more power. It now makes 302 horsepower and gets from zero to 60 in an estimated 6.6 seconds. The old six speed automatic has been replaced with a new eight speed unit that also improves fuel economy. The new hybrid gets 15 extra horsepower for a 215 total system, now coming in at 44 miles per gallon combined. That is a really impressive number. Those standard cars-- the ES 350 and the ES 300H-- both also get redesigned suspension. There's some new mechanical trickery there that I'm sure Dan Edmunds would be thrilled to talk to you about at length. I will just cut to the chase and say that it improves both cornering stability and the ride. I always thought the ride in the old ES-- once you got onto choppy pavement on the freeway, it just started to feel kind of busy. The F sport gets adaptive suspension. It gets some sound boosting for the exhaust. So you get more of an aggressive exhaust note in the cabin. You get a unique gauge cluster here and a sport plus mode. The adaptive suspension has really impressed me. It just sort of blows me away. This car handles bumps spectacularly with the adaptive suspension setup. Also, the way that it turns in is really surprising to me. The engineers were talking about how they're trying to capture more of the feel of a rear drive car. And well, when you get on the accelerator, you can tell this is still a front-wheel drive car. The way that it pulls and the way it accelerates out of turns-- the way that the car loads up and the way that it rotates actually feels much more like a rear-wheel drive car. It's not all wine and roses, though. There is the issue of the eight speed gearbox. In normal driving, it is just fine. There is no problem with it. It's unobtrusive. It shifts smoothly. It downshifts quickly. But in the F sport-- when you're trying to drive aggressively, there's a little delay. It still wants to upshift. It's not keeping you in the power band the way that I'd like. And that means that when you try and get on it coming out of a corner, you've got to wait for it to downshift. And that just sort of spoils a little bit of the sporty feel. It's also-- shifting with the paddles doesn't really work. It's not direct shifting. What you're doing is selecting the highest gear that you want the car to be in. So the car can still shift underneath that. But when you're driving the F sport, the attitude of the shifter just doesn't match that really impressive handling. Lexus has also done a lot of work to make the ES quieter, on top of improving the ride. There is now sound deadening material absolutely everywhere in this car. There are even optional sound insulating wheels that have a little resonance chamber in the rims to absorb the noise of impact and vibration from the tires. And it all works. This car is also much quieter than the outgoing car. In keeping with Lexus putting more safety technology in everything, the new ES comes standard with the full suite. You get blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, and automatic emergency braking, and lane keeping assist all standard. And the adaptive cruise control in this new generation can actually bring the car to a complete stop, instead of cutting out at about 25 miles an hour like the old generation did. Overall, this is a really successful update for the ES. I think the traditional buyer is going to be really happy with everything. As much as I still don't love this touchpad interface, it's an improvement over the old system. And Apple CarPlay and hopefully, Android Auto are really nice to have in this car, finally. It's quieter. It's more comfortable. The interior materials are nicer and the interior design looks more upscale. I also think the F sport-- it has some strengths that make it appealing. That adaptive suspension is great. I think that alone is probably worth the cost of entry. But, if you're looking for a sports sedan outside of that really surprising handling, it still leaves something to be desired. We don't have official pricing for the new ES, yet. It should be about the same price as the outgoing model. They're saying about $39,000 MSRP. So expect it to play in that same range of about 40 to the mid 50s. So this new Lexus ES is quieter. It's more comfortable. It's nicer on the inside. It's better to drive. The technology has improved, I mean, really in every way. This is a better car than the outgoing ES. The F Sport handles really well, but that gearbox just holds it back a little bit. We'll know more when we finally get the new Lexus ES to our test track and do a full rating and review. And then we can give you our final verdict. For more information, be sure to stay tuned to edmunds.com And if you like this video, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

2019 Lexus ES 350 F Sport First Drive

NOTE: This video is about the 2019 Lexus ES 350, but since the 2021 Lexus ES 350 is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.


Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$40,000
MPG & Fuel
22 City / 32 Hwy / 26 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 15.9 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: front wheel drive
Transmission: 8-speed shiftable automatic
Engine
V6 cylinder
Horsepower: 302 hp @ 6600 rpm
Torque: 267 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 195.9 in. / Height: 56.9 in. / Width: 73.4 in.
Curb Weight: 3690 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 16.7 cu.ft.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite ES 350 safety features:

Blind-Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Warns you if a vehicle is in your blind spot during a lane change or while reversing.
Lexus Enform Safety Connect
Provides automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle location, an emergency button inside the cabin, and enhanced roadside assistance.
Lexus Safety System+ 2.0
Bundles a variety of standard safety features, including forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assist.

NHTSA Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
Overall4 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger4 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat5 / 5
Back Seat5 / 5
RolloverRating
Rollover4 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of Rollover10.5%

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Good
Roof Strength Test
Good
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
Good
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good



Lexus ES 350 vs. the competition

2021 Lexus ES 350

2021 Lexus ES 350

2021 Acura TLX

2021 Acura TLX

Lexus ES 350 vs. Acura TLX

Acura redesigned its TLX sedan for the 2021 model year, enlarging the car's size and improving its performance. Now it is more of a competitor to the Lexus ES 350 than before. However, in its pursuit of form over function, the Acura supplies less rear-seat room and a smaller trunk in comparison to the Lexus.

Compare Lexus ES 350 & Acura TLX features 

Lexus ES 350 vs. Cadillac CT5

Thanks to a roomy and comfortable interior, the Cadillac CT5 can match the Lexus ES 350 when it comes to comfort. The Cadillac also delivers real value, though you'll want to upgrade to its more powerful and refined twin-turbocharged V6 engine. But the Cadillac comes up short against the Lexus in trunk space, which is smaller by the numbers.

Compare Lexus ES 350 & Cadillac CT5 features 

Lexus ES 350 vs. Kia Stinger

And now for something completely different: The Kia Stinger is worth consideration — especially if you're shopping for the ES 350 F Sport. A four-door hatchback with an available turbocharged V6 engine, the Stinger is fast, fun and accommodating. It doesn't have as generous rear-seat room as the Lexus, though, and outward visibility could be a problem for some. See our long-term test of the Kia Stinger for more details.

Compare Lexus ES 350 & Kia Stinger features 

FAQ

Is the Lexus ES 350 a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 ES 350 both on the road and at the track, giving it a 8.0 out of 10. You probably care about Lexus ES 350 fuel economy, so it's important to know that the ES 350 gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg to 26 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the ES 350 has 16.7 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Lexus ES 350. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Lexus ES 350?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Lexus ES 350:

  • Minor revisions to standard and optional features
  • New Black Line Special Edition debuts
  • Part of the seventh ES generation introduced for 2019
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Is the Lexus ES 350 reliable?

To determine whether the Lexus ES 350 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the ES 350. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the ES 350's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Lexus ES 350 a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Lexus ES 350 is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 ES 350 and gave it a 8.0 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 ES 350 is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Lexus ES 350?

The least-expensive 2021 Lexus ES 350 is the 2021 Lexus ES 350 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $40,000.

Other versions include:

  • 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $40,000
  • F SPORT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $45,800
  • Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $45,200
  • Ultra Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $49,000
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What are the different models of Lexus ES 350?

If you're interested in the Lexus ES 350, the next question is, which ES 350 model is right for you? ES 350 variants include 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), F SPORT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), and Ultra Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A). For a full list of ES 350 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 Lexus ES 350

2021 Lexus ES 350 Overview

The 2021 Lexus ES 350 is offered in the following submodels: ES 350 Sedan. Available styles include 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), F SPORT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), and Ultra Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A). Lexus ES 350 models are available with a 3.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 302 hp, depending on engine type. The 2021 Lexus ES 350 comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2021 Lexus ES 350 comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 6 yr./ 70000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 Lexus ES 350?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Lexus ES 350 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2021 ES 350 4.8 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 ES 350.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Lexus ES 350 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 ES 350 featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

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We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2021 Lexus ES 350?

2021 Lexus ES 350 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A)

The 2021 Lexus ES 350 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $46,970. The average price paid for a new 2021 Lexus ES 350 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is trending $3,569 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,569 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $43,401.

The average savings for the 2021 Lexus ES 350 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is 7.6% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

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2021 Lexus ES 350 F SPORT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A)

The 2021 Lexus ES 350 F SPORT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $49,405. The average price paid for a new 2021 Lexus ES 350 F SPORT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is trending $3,629 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,629 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $45,776.

The average savings for the 2021 Lexus ES 350 F SPORT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is 7.3% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 4 2021 Lexus ES 350 F SPORT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Lexus ES 350 Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A)

The 2021 Lexus ES 350 Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $51,645. The average price paid for a new 2021 Lexus ES 350 Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is trending $3,654 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,654 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $47,991.

The average savings for the 2021 Lexus ES 350 Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is 7.1% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 1 2021 Lexus ES 350 Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Lexus ES 350 Ultra Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A)

The 2021 Lexus ES 350 Ultra Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $53,120. The average price paid for a new 2021 Lexus ES 350 Ultra Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is trending $3,651 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,651 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $49,469.

The average savings for the 2021 Lexus ES 350 Ultra Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is 6.9% below the MSRP.

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What is the MPG of a 2021 Lexus ES 350?

2021 Lexus ES 350 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
26 compined MPG,
22 city MPG/32 highway MPG

2021 Lexus ES 350 F SPORT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
25 compined MPG,
22 city MPG/31 highway MPG

2021 Lexus ES 350 Luxury 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
26 compined MPG,
22 city MPG/32 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG26
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement3.5 L
Passenger Volume116.6 cu.ft.
Wheelbase113.0 in.
Length195.9 in.
Width73.4 in.
Height56.9 in.
Curb Weight3690 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 Lexus ES 350?

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