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2012 Lexus ES 350

2012 Nissan Maxima

  2012 Lexus ES 350 Touring Edition 2011 Nissan Maxima 4-door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$36,725
$32,420
Invoice $34,400 $29,695
MPG
City/Highway
19/28 19/26
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
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Bottom Line The 2012 Lexus ES 350 is a great pick for those who want a lavish interior and the latest in-car tech, but place a priority on comfort over cornering performance. Read Full Review The 2012 Nissan Maxima is a great pick if you want a stylish, sporty, comfortable, and lavishly trimmed sedan; serious sport-sedan enthusiasts should look elsewhere, however. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Comfortable ride and seating
  • Soft yet controlled ride
  • Classy interior trims
  • Strong powertrain
  • The Lexus dealership experience

Dislikes:

  • Bland exterior
  • Lack of driving feedback

Likes:

  • Fashionable interior
  • Quiet ride
  • Snug, comfortable seats (Sport)
  • Great steering and handling

Dislikes:

  • CVT not a good fit in a sport sedan
  • Lacks headroom in back
  • Options drive the price way up
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