2022 Lexus ES 350 F Sport new car reviews

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The ES isn’t new for 2022, but it did get a refresh: new bi-LED headlights plus more safety additions. While not likely a car that you’d autocross, it’s still fairly important in today’s world as it’s the brand’s top-selling sedan.

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens
Editorial Director

I take back of the things I have thought about the ES series over the years. Now it’s worthy of the Lexus name.

The big reason? Lexus finally got the steering right. It’s not vague, overboosted and just phoning it in. The ES no longer feels like a front-drive Toyota wearing the big L.

Call this a Lexus without the Lexus tax. That pretty much sums it up.

It’s comfortable, quiet and composed. It’s roomy without feeling big. And it cuts a good figure.

I know, it’s not a typical GRM vehicle. You want to read about Miata and Mustangs.

But hear me out: If you have someone–a friend, a relative, your doctor–wondering if the ES is worth considering, you can tell them that it is. Will they care that it’s a front-driver? Likely not. If they want something upmarket that’s quiet, comfortable and trusted, it’s hard to beat this one.

Again, not the most exciting vehicle out there, but it’s one that’s aimed right at the masses–well, the masses who want to be comfortable.

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