Compared to the ES, the Acura TL also has a (primarily) front-wheel-drive layout, but it still feels (and drives) somewhat sportier than the ES 350.
The Buick LaCrosse is sized about the same as the ES—if not slightly larger—and while it's a slightly better value for the money than the ES, the Buick brand doesn't quite have the same cachet (or dealer service).
The new Cadillac XTS is more expensive than the ES, but it offers the new CUE touch-screen interface—far better than Remote Touch—along with a number of active-safety features not seen in the ES (or MyLincoln Touch in the MKS).
Those who want all-wheel-drive in a larger, comfort-oriented luxury car will want to go for either the Lincoln MKS, the Buick LaCrosse, or the Cadillac XTS.
The Hyundai Azera is a new wildcard; just redesigned this past model year, it offers a lot of features for the money—along with some of the same luxury ambiance as the ES models, at an even lower price.
Otherwise, it's hard to beat the new ES 300h hybrid; other green-luxury possibilities like the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 or Mercedes Benz E 350 BlueTec cost far more.
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