The 2016 Lexus ES 350 has arrived in showrooms across the United States after a slight redesign. Most prominent of all the updated looks and options on the ’16 ES 350 is it’s bold, new one piece spindle grille. Sharp lines and LED headlamps with partially separated Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) further distinguish this ES from “your father’s Lexus”.
Most of the changes in the 2016 ES model are cosmetic as powertrain has been carried over from the previous model. The bullet-proof 3.5-liter V6 engine (2GR-FE) powers this front-wheel drive luxury sedan and is paired with a 6-speed automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission with Intelligence (ECT-i). Together they create 268-horsepower and achieve up to 31 mpg using only regular unleaded fuel.
Four new exterior color options accompany the new aggressive design: Autumn Shimmer, Nightfall Mica, Caviar, and Eminent White Pearl.
Inside the Lexus ES features revised trim including wood and piano black wood finishes.
The 2016 Lexus ES 350 base MSRP is 38,000 (not including Delivery, Handling, and Processing Fee or other applicable fees). MSRP works it way up depending on accessories and equipment. Here is a look at the manufacturer builds and pricing:
Base MSRP $38,000
Standard on the 2016 Lexus ES include SmartAccess Key, Bluetooth Connectivity, Backup Camera, Moonroof, HD Radio with iTunes Tagging, and more.
Premium Package (Around $42,000)
The premium package on the ES includes heated and ventilated front seats, Intuitive Park Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Wood and Leather Shift Knob and Steering Wheel, and 17″ 10-spoke wheels.
Navigation Package (Around $44,000)
Moving up to the navigation package you’ll have everything included on the premium package with the addition of Rain Sensing Wipers with Deicer, 18″ Wheels, and of course, a Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Lexus Navigation System with updated maps and points of interest.
Luxury Package (Around $46,000)
A 2016 Lexus ES 350 luxury package includes everything in the premium and navigation package and a few extras such as the One-Touch Power Trunk and Power Rear Sunshade. Most notably gained on the luxury package is the new Lexus Safety System +. Lexus Safety System + includes all the Lexus Safety features such as Pre-collision System with pedestrian detection function (PCS), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Automatic High Beam (AHB), and Adaptive Radar Cruise Control (ARCC).
Ultra Luxury Package (Around $49,000)
As the highest of all the packages, a Lexus ES 350 equipped with the Ultra Luxury Package receives all of the previous mentioned equipment and gains a panoramic moonroof and a 15-speaker Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound Audio.