The ES330 provides one of the most quiet and comfortable driving experiences in the class. We like its smooth powertrain, impressive fit and finish, and fairly roomy interior. The then-new 3.3-liter V6 engine slightly improved acceleration and fuel economy over its predecessor. The ES scored very well in both government and insurance-industry crash tests.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"low speed acceleration has a dead zone - a powerless lag that the dealership is unable to fix"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Lexus ES)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"the seat comfort is great"

IVAN R., TX (2006 Lexus ES)

"This car is the ultimate road cruiser - no finer creature comforts anywhere."

KEN K., IL (2006 Lexus ES)

"A/c is quite and car gets cold very quickly. Seats and legroom excellent. I'm 6 feet tall, car is quite, Vargas 70000 miles no problems on repairs"

PAMELA K., CA (2006 Lexus ES)

"Wind noise excessisve, haven't changed the Window seals, tho."

WILLIAM A., CA (2006 Lexus ES)

"Essentially my wife's car. When I drive it I do not like the comfort of the seat or the view out of the rear window."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus ES)

"heated leather seats, very quiet, climate control is excellent"

LARRY J., CA (2006 Lexus ES)

"Cold air blows through seats"

KLEE B., AZ (2006 Lexus ES)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Car is very expensive to buy, but is worth the difference. I would rather pay a Toyota price for Lexus quality and comfort."

PAMELA K., CA (2006 Lexus ES)

"low maintence, very good value for the money. still runs well 190000 miles and 11 yrs old"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Lexus ES)

"For what the Lexus cost new, could have purchased Camry and saved money. Cost of repairs has cost thousands. When a unit has only 95K miles and has cost you over $10,000 in repairs (does not include routine maintenance) that is not qualify unit. Lexus repair costs are higher on average than standard Toyota products."

PAUL C., TX (2006 Lexus ES)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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