The 2010 ES 350 is one of many conservative, front-wheel-drive sedans that favor ride and comfort over performance, to differing degrees.
The Hyundai Azera and new Buick LaCrosse also tend toward the comfort end of the scale, but both have a very competitive price and the Buick in particular has an expressive new interior that's arguably better looking than that of the Lexus.
Acura's TL is a bit sportier than the ES 350, though some of its styling details, like its grille, aren't to everyone's liking.
The Lincoln MKZ is a sharper-edged car, with an interior that is at the same time more stylish but less rich-looking.
The Lincoln’s engine also has more growl, and it's available with all-wheel drive.
The Nissan Maxima is also a sportier option; it has a roomy, stylish interior and more of an emphasis on performance, but it lacks the refinement and isolation of the overall experience in the Lexus and doesn't offer the excellent Lexus dealership experience.
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|2010 Lexus ESBrowse Used Listings||2010 Acura TLBrowse Used Listings||2010 Hyundai AzeraBrowse Used Listings||2010 Lincoln MKZBrowse Used Listings||2010 Nissan MaximaBrowse Used Listings|
|19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan 2WD||4-Door Sedan GLS||4-Door Sedan FWD||4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front-Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic||Automatic w/OD||NA||Automatic||Continuously Variable|
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|2010 Lexus ES vs. 2010 Acura TL||2010 Lexus ES vs. 2010 Hyundai Azera||2010 Lexus ES vs. 2010 Lincoln MKZ||2010 Lexus ES vs. 2010 Nissan Maxima|