The 2013 Lexus ES350 on the road

A quick spin in the 2013 Lexus ES350

The Lexus ES lineup shares a great many components with popular Toyota models but while the early days of the ES sedans were criticized for being too much like the Camry, the newer versions have taken strides to clearly differentiate the two – a point that is very evident with the 2013 Lexus ES350.

The Exterior
The 2013 Lexus ES350 introduces the industry to the 6th generation of the ES lineup and unlike the first five generations which were based directly on the Toyota Camry, the 2013 ES350 is based on the upcoming Toyota Avalon. Also unlike older Lexus models that were pinned with the stigma of being a dressed up Toyota – the 2013 ES350 is clearly a model of its own, sharing a great deal in terms of design with the pricier Lexus models like the new GS350.

The new exterior design of the 2013 Lexus ES350 begins up front with a fascia design that shares the spindle shape with the front end of the new GS350 sedan. Like the GS, the 2013 ES350 sports a sedan of projection HID headlights underlined by a sharp looking LED light bar with a set of smaller, round fog lights mounted towards the outer edge of the lower front fascia. Overall, the front fascia design of the new ES350 looks very much like a miniaturized version of the GS350, with the exception of the vents mounted inboard of the fog lights on the GS350 that do not appear on the ES350.


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