- New Standard Multimedia System
- New Available Enform Remote With Smartphone Control
- Standard 268-hp V6
- 40-inches Rear Seat Legroom
You can’t please everybody with one car. That axiom is at the heart of the unique and very successful two-car strategy Lexus has applied in the entry-luxury category. The Lexus ES models focus on flagship-type luxury and comfort with front-wheel drive traction, while the IS models handle the sport/luxury side of things with rear-wheel drive or all-weather drive and available F SPORT performance.
The 2015 Lexus ES 350 delivers a flagship luxury-style experience, along with highly spirited performance from a 268-horsepower V6 that also achieves an impressive 31-mpg EPA highway fuel economy rating. (The ES 300h, one of the most fuel-efficient luxury sedans in the segment, is covered in a separate media release.)
New for 2015, the Lexus ES 350 bolsters its luxury portfolio with newly standard perforated NuLuxe upholstery and Display Audio with a backup camera. Genuine leather-trim is available, as is semi-aniline leather for an even more refined look and feel.
Also new for 2015, Lexus has greatly expanded the information and connectivity available in the ES 350, keeping the model ahead of the curve in a fast-moving field. Lexus Enform Remote (subscription required), the latest addition to the Lexus Enform family of connected services, allows the owner to remotely view and control certain vehicle features using a mobile app for iOS and Android devices. Key features include remote door lock/unlock; remote stop/start for the engine and climate control; vehicle finder, guest driver monitor and more. The Lexus Enform App Suite, meanwhile, upgrades to iHeartRadio™ 4.0 and adds Slacker for more music-listening choices.
The new standard Display Audio uses a seven-inch touch-screen and also includes HD Radio™, Bluetooth® audio, automatic phone book transfer, a vehicle information display and complimentary traffic and weather data provided via HD Radio. If a favorite song comes on the radio while you’re busy with something else, like waiting at a bank drive-through, use the cache radio feature to pause it for up to 15-minutes and then listen later.