2016 Lexus ES Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$27,557 - $32,394
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
40 City / 39 HWY
Horsepower
200-268
Seats
5
Select a color
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$27,557 - $32,394
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
40 City / 39 HWY
Horsepower
200-268
Seats
5

Ranks #12 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.3 Overall Score
Performance 4.0 Comfort 4.6 Styling 4.0 Value 4.4

Editor's Overview

If there is such a thing as a bread-and-butter luxury sedan, the 2016 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h hybrid are it. As Lexus’ most popular sedan, the 2016 ES nails it with the perfect blend of styling, luxury and value. Its near-bulletproof reputation for reliability also plays a role in high repeat-customer numbers.

Lexus ES Models & Trims

Base $27,557 - $30,708*
Horsepower: 268 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7, 18 X 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Hybrid $28,943 - $32,394*
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.68

47 Reviews

70% 28% 2% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Great looks and performance. Everything a good ride can be while still providing you with that sports car feel.

Lexus ES350 is a great car because it is sporty while at the same time providing a great ride. Love the sport and eco drive settings when you want to save fuel or have the high performance take off. Simply a great smooth, quiet ride. All the features are everything I could want in a car.

- James T

Worth the price of the car.

Good looking, solid, good safety features and updated technology, good customer service. Good choice of colors, fairly roomy in the back. A bit boring, fair. Mileage. Front passenger seat a bit uncomfortable. They promise a car during service, but that does not always happen.

- Sheila L

Perfect car with modern design.

Do not have any problems with this car at all. Enjoin driving it. Dealership has a great service. That's my fourth Lexus and I am really happy with it. My family loves it too. It is perfect for any household. Smooth driving, no problem with the technical condition.

- Nat R

Road Test Video Reviews

  • 2.5 Year Ownership Review | 2016 Lexus ES350
    22,168 views
  • 2016 Lexus ES 350 | CarGurus Test Drive Review
    44,949 views
  • 2016 Lexus ES 350 review from Family Wheels
    64,593 views
  • 2016 Lexus ES350 Start Up and Review 3.5 L V6
    189,538 views
  • 1 Year Ownership Review | 2016 Lexus ES350
    62,728 views
  • 2016 Lexus ES 300h Test Drive Review
    130,624 views

Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$27,557 - $30,708
$28,943 - $32,394

Horsepower

Horsepower
268 hp
200 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L V6 DOHC 24V Dual VVT
2.5L I4 DOHC 16V VVT
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Standard
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.9 in.
41.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.5 - 37.7 in.
37.5 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
40 in.
40 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.9 - 37.5 in.
37.5 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.2 cu. ft.
12.1 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Not Available

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Standard

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/45R18
P215/55VR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111 in.
111 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 ft.
37.4 ft.

Length

Length
193.3 in.
193.3 in.

Width

Width
71.7 in.
71.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3571 .lbs
3660 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
268 hp
200 hp

Torque

Torque
248 ft. lbs.
156 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 .lbs
Not Available

Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid
Not Available
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17.2 gal.
17.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
26 mpg
40 mpg

City

City
21 mpg
40 mpg

Highway

Highway
31 mpg
39 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
Not Available
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Optional
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings