Overview & Reviews
For 2012, the Lexus ES 350 is unchanged.
- Sumptuous interior.
- Plush ride
- Powerful, velvety-smooth V6
- Unimpressive handling and braking.
- Price increases quickly with options
User Reviews:Showing 1 through 10 of 13.00
Don't Buy the Navigation System for This Car - 2012 Lexus ES 350
By usmcstrategist - July 1 - 5:22 pm
This is our fourth Lexus. We bought the last three new. Until this model, we liked the car, the value, and the features, even though the latter are pricey. Our beef is with the navigation system. The Obamacare people could do better. A $270 voice-activated off-the-shelf Garmin 2797LMT runs circles around this $2,600 rip-off. It's awful. Based on what I've read about the 2013-14 models, nothing has changed. That affirms the arrogance of Lexus USA executives. Another tell-tale sign: If one calls the 800 Lexus number, one learns that Lexus management refuses to give the phone reps the tools to do their jobs: they can't see my instrument panel on their monitors. Therefore, they can't help.
Great investment! - 2012 Lexus ES 350
By Kent - May 18 - 4:09 am
Amazing Car - 2012 Lexus ES 350
By mplueger - February 13 - 4:34 am
This is my 3rd Es 350, 2005,2009, now 2012,the exterior has never looked better, bought 2012 because did not like interior of 2013 coming out in August.The ride is quite and very comfortable, standard sound system is fabulous . car now uses regular unleaded, previous Es 350's required premium, car is quick,quite and reliable,get many compliments on the way my car looks, bought dark gray. Sticker 39.109- worth every penny.Got a great deal from Bredemann Lexus in Glenview Illinois [non-permissible content removed].
Nothing Like a Lexus - 2012 Lexus ES 350
By Kathy Daley - February 11 - 7:02 am
I could not afford a new Lexus. But still so happy with the 2012 I just purchased as a pre-owned vehicle.
lexus Es is very good - 2012 Lexus ES 350
By jim - July 30 - 2:46 pm
ive had an ES then a GS and then the current one. Everything on it works as new at 77k miles. The nav system is so so but no other complaints. Fuel Econ is very good and maintenance is minimal. The finish is good and the pAint shines so far without wax. My buds make fun of it cause it's boring car. It is but I still like it. For 10-11k more you can get a GS which has more sexy lines but the ES is a better value . update 3/25/2016. At 90k, this car is smooth as silk. No complaints. Great long drive car. very quite and the mpg is 30+ if all highway.
2012 ES 350 : Last of the Run - 2012 Lexus ES 350
By mitchellrowe - December 5 - 5:47 am
The 2010 , 2011 , and 2012 ES 350 are the last of the production run for the model . History since 1990 shows the end of the run with Lexus are the best of the best cars . We bought a 2011 , and 2012 Ultra Luxury with the Levinson radio . The Es's are as near perfect as one can buy . Do not hesitate , on the Es . History will rate them like '55 chevy's . Don't hesitate , buy em' before it's too late . This sedan is a 10 .
Reliable comfortable,and quick! - 2012 Lexus ES 350
By Anthony J. Paparella - March 26 - 8:57 am
I have owned this 2012 ES350 car for one year and find it to be a real fine vehicle.I do wish mine had navigation and a rear camera but most everything about the car is satisfactory so far.Plenty of pep,seats are comfortable (heated and cooled)and ride is excellent. I would say the ride is the best feature as it is quiet and smooth.As far as transmission and handling I would say it is adequate and could have used some improvement but definitely not a big deal. I would like to see a heated steering wheel and definitely an all wheel option for the ES350.I also have HID lighting where the lights turn with the angle of the road and those are great to have.I really don't know how it handles in snow as I don't drive it in the snow but use my wife's Toyota Rav 4 in wimter weather.We have owned Toyotas for 12 years now (though I do have a Corvette also) and their reliability has been nothing but fantastic for us.I would love to own a Lexus LS 460 AW drive but not sure if that will ever happen.Maybe if I get to old for my Corvette I can use that for a tradeup. Anyways Toyota-Lexus make great automobiles as far as my family is concerned and I recommend them.
Inferior seating material - 2012 Lexus ES 350
By Craig Mack - January 20 - 10:14 am
On a 500 mile road trip you will notice how Lexus cut corners. The pleather armrest irritated my elbow so bad that on the way back from Miami I had to buy a hand towel to cover armrest to keep elbow from hurting. Never had this issue on road trips in my Mercedes or Jaguar!
bad leather seats - 2012 Lexus ES 350
By Rick P. - December 9 - 1:34 am
before you purchase a lexus their interior leather is the worst I have ever seen in a so called luxury car. have a 2012 and have already had to replace the seat covers the perforated inserts just plain ripp. Had to pay $1700.00 per seat to replace just the cushions. expected much better and they say normal wear and tear! 4 YEARS AND RIPPS. KIA has a better interior than this at 10th of the price. beware!
WATCH OUT FOR THE PAINT - 2012 Lexus ES 350
By scotish1 - December 5 - 2:51 pm
I did all my research before I bought my 2012 Lexus ES350, heard nothing but good things and heard nothing about people having paint issues. I have owned only high end cars most of my life, so I am on the compulsive side when it comes to maintaining my vehicles, I do not use car washes,I have my cars profesionally detailed, do not drive on dirt roads and so on well, I have so many scratches on my Lexus, I stopped counting!! it has less then 4000 miles on it, and it looks like a five year old car. Looked it up on the computer and found they had a class action law suit do to paint problems.