With its comfortable ride, quiet interior and lavish amenities, the Lexus ES provides big luxury car feel and refinement in a manageably sized package. The ES is also quick and yet sparing with fuel. Valuing ride quality over handling, agility is not a strong suit. Consequently, the ES idoes not try to be fun to drive. However, it is one of the best riding cars in its class.
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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

"Quiet, comfortable, stable and safe."

Anonymous, NC (2010 Lexus ES)

"Excellent comfort, good, quite ride. Not a sports car, but not what I need. Reliability excellent. Great value, retains its used car value."

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Lexus ES)

"Steering while dead ahead is somewhat vague and requires constant small corrections. Had alignment checked twice and it meets factory specs. Tires are new. 2006 RX does not have this annoyance and tracks like it's on rails"

ERNEST S., NY (2010 Lexus ES)

"rear views somewhat hampered by tapered body style, but helped by rear view camera."

ROBERT P., CA (2010 Lexus ES)

"it accelerates very well; gets you out of harms way if you judges poorly on the car coming at you. also, it is quite responsive."

Anonymous, NH (2010 Lexus ES)

"Suspension fades on mountain roads with multiple curves."

KENNETH N., CA (2010 Lexus ES)

"Very comfortable car to drive, especially on long trips. It also handles very well."

WILLIAM C., NM (2010 Lexus ES)

"So easy to drive. Like it so much better than the Highlander which we also own."

LINDA F., MA (2010 Lexus ES)

"Acceleration is very good. Handling is mediocre."

Anonymous, DE (2010 Lexus ES)

"Very smooth, quiet, comfortable. Handling a bit too soft in the turns."

PAUL P., VA (2010 Lexus ES)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Makes long trips tolerable."

Anonymous, NC (2010 Lexus ES)

"IT's beautiful inside and out. wood is appealing"

DARYL B., IL (2010 Lexus ES)

"Leather interior dis colors from use of sunscreen. Had res prayed twice and need to use seat cover. It still looks terrible. Don't get to appreciate cooling seat since it is covered. I live in Florida....sunscreen on every day."

MINDY P., FL (2010 Lexus ES)

"Always very quiet compared to other cars. Seat four people comfortably."

LINDA F., MA (2010 Lexus ES)

"very quiet and smooth riding. No rattles, leaks, squeaks after 98,000 miles."

Anonymous, PA (2010 Lexus ES)

"Great comfortable ride. Heated and cooled seats. Roomy and stable for cross country travel."

LYNN W., TX (2010 Lexus ES)

"A little narrow"

WILLIAM P., NC (2010 Lexus ES)

"Comfortable car, but somewhat noisy over uneven pavement. I believe it is caused by tires that are beginning to crack on the sidewalls."

DARIUS K., MB (2010 Lexus ES)

"The only thing preventing this from being the perfect vehicle is the seating. I'm 6'1", and the thigh support could be better."

HENRY B., NY (2010 Lexus ES)

"Memory seats do not always work or return to the right setting despite having saved the setting correctly."

Anonymous, ON (2010 Lexus ES)

"The auto is 6 years old and still feels like brand new."

TED I., MO (2010 Lexus ES)

"Door height is low making for uncomfortable entry for tall elderly drivers!"

G H., MA (2010 Lexus ES)

"Too much road noise"

SCOTT C., TX (2010 Lexus ES)

"very comfortable. bought it on recommendation of cr for cruising car and can drive long distances/many hours because of how comfortable, smooth ride, quiet."

Anonymous, NH (2010 Lexus ES)

"Definite and annoying lack of storage space in passenger area."

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Lexus ES)

"It is well engineered and a joy to drive"

T H., PA (2010 Lexus ES)

"Passenger side seat is full adjustable"

FRED S., AB (2010 Lexus ES)

"Seats,handling ,noise"

Anonymous, LA (2010 Lexus ES)

"Quiet comfortable stable ride. Love the heated (winter) and cooled ( summer) seats"

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Lexus ES)


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

What Owners Say

"We bought this vehicle as a CPO. We feel we got a fair deal. We got options that we never would have ordered if we bought the vehicle new and have enjoyed all the extra options. We are glad we have them."

WILLIAM H., TX (2010 Lexus ES)

"Very reasonably priced at the used car market. Even at the base level you get a good value."

DARIUS K., MB (2010 Lexus ES)

"Holds it value, very little depreciation"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Lexus ES)

"Reliability and fuel efficiency is second to none, no worries, just turn the key and go."

BILL C., NS (2010 Lexus ES)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Head turner, everyone comments on the great style, of all the ES350's made, this is the best style."

BILL C., NS (2010 Lexus ES)

"I like the styling but not in the new models; will not buy new Lexus"

CLIFTON W., SC (2010 Lexus ES)

"The styling of the 2016 is ugly and is delaying our decision to buy it. We are looking at alternatives despite owning a Lexus for 25 years."

Anonymous, ON (2010 Lexus ES)

"Low profile and front"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Lexus ES)

"Detail of the trim"

CLARENCE B., GA (2010 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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