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FEATURES | 10 out of 10
“hurray, Lexus finally got rid of the tape player”
include all kinds of mom-friendly goodies
chic LED lighting
The standard equipment list for the 2010 Lexus ES 350 is vast and includes 17-inch alloy wheels, a power-adjustable steering wheel with audio controls, ritzy Optitron gauges, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, keyless entry with push-button start, climate control, fog lamps, moonroof, a self-dimming mirror, a trip computer, and a six-CD changer. Center-console storage has been improved and rain-sensing wipers are newly standard this year.
Other features include a SmartAccess key fob with push-button start/stop, power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, 10-way power seats, and a new multi-information display. A dramatic new panoramic glass sunroof is available as well on the Lexus ES 350. The nav system has now been updated to the latest version, with Bluetooth audio now part of the package, along with Bluetooth hands-free features, a USB port, and XM satellite radio. The Lexus Enform suite of services is newly available on the ES, adding several satellite-radio subscription services, including Destination Assist, which enables operator-assisted destination entry; the Web site-driven eDestination; and a host of information services.
Cars.com notes, among standard features, the "chic LED lighting.” MotherProof comments that despite its relatively high cost, "you get so much with this car that you don't necessarily get with same-priced SUVs!" Some of the "mom-friendly goodies" reported on here include a backseat skylight, LATCH connectors for child seats, and a first aid/tool kit.
Motor Trend muses that the ES 350 offers “enough gizmos to embarrass a Best Buy salesman." Cars.com reports other "noteworthy options," including front and rear parking sensors, a power rear sunshade, a panorama glass roof, and a voice-activated navigation system with rearview camera that "makes judging the distance between the ES 350's back bumper and another car or object a breeze," says Cars.com. Audiophiles will appreciate the "Mark Levinson Surround Sound" stereo system, and one can watch DVD movies on the navigation screen when the Lexus ES 350 is parked.
Top options are rolled into the Ultra Luxury Package, including Intuitive Park Assist, perforated leather with heated and ventilated front seats, the aforementioned panorama glass roof, a power rear sunshade, and HID headlamps with AFS to help in dark corners.
The 2010 Lexus ES 350 offers as many high-tech and luxury options as some vehicles costing twice as much.