2014 Lexus ES 350: What's Changed


Most significant changes: Siri Eyes-Free Mode hands-free technology for iPhone 4S and 5; LED fog lights; available bamboo interior trim

Price change: $100 increase

On sale: Early October

Which you should buy, 2013 or 2014? 2013

The Lexus ES 350 sedan was redesigned for 2013, and it gained the ES 300h hybrid model that uses the same system as the Toyota Camry Hybrid, including a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The ES 350 comes with a 3.5-liter V-6.

2013 Lexus ES 350 Review 

For 2014, Siri Eyes-Free Mode is newly available on the ES 350 with the optional display audio or navigation system. It works with the iPhone 4S and 5 and allows voice-operated features such as playing iTunes, composing and listening to text messages, and hearing emails, calendar information and directions.

The optional high-intensity discharge headlights now include LED fog lights. Bamboo interior trim, which is already offered on the ES 300h, is a new option for the ES 350, and heated and ventilated front seats are available with the standard simulated leather upholstery.

The ES 350, a plush front-wheel-drive sedan based on the Camry, has long been the most popular Lexus car model and ranks second in brand sales to the RX SUV. The starting price is an enticing $37,380, including a $910 destination charge, but that doesn't include leather, heated seats or a navigation system — options that can add thousands of dollars to the cost.

Though 2014 models are starting to go on sale now and the price increase is minimal, plenty of 2013s remain available. Dealers may be willing to offer generous discounts to move older models.

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This is the best car on the market for about $40k.
Much much much better than any other car with the same price. Is like 80% of Lexus LS of 50% of its price.

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