Lexus ES: Sixth Generation

Video: Matt Farah Reviews the 2019 Lexus ES 350 F SPORT

Matt Farah from The Smoking Tire has fallen hard for the 2019 Lexus ES 350 F SPORT, calling it “the most comfortable, refined modern car I’ve driven”:

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That does look good from the outside. Inside is completely opposite especially with that bright red tacky leather.
  • krew
  • September 21, 2018
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Video: Matt Farah Reviews the 2019 Lexus ES 350 F SPORT
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"The most comfortable, refined modern car I've driven."
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  • krew
  • September 21, 2018
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Video: Matt Farah Reviews the 2019 Lexus ES 350 F SPORT
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"The most comfortable, refined modern car I've driven."
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  • krew
  • September 21, 2018
krew

Video: Matt Farah Reviews the 2019 Lexus ES 350 F SPORT
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"The most comfortable, refined modern car I've driven."
View the original article post
  • krew
  • September 21, 2018
krew

Video: Matt Farah Reviews the 2019 Lexus ES 350 F SPORT
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"The most comfortable, refined modern car I've driven."
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The 7ES is indeed, the most comfortable car I've ever sat in, period. Been in the 3LS and the Crown Majesta before, some say these are the best luxobarge but they are so soft I want to puke in the rear seats. Sampled a ES300h, very good ride quality and surprisingly good driving dynamics in class. The 5 series L is a boat, E-class L feels big and unwieldy (very hard to park), and A6L is hard as a rock. The ES gives confidence and I'm certain these low resistance tyres are sufficient for any spirited driving on normal roads. Power is a bit lacking and I hope it had the power-optimized FKS version instead of the FXS. It definitely feels underpowered if you are used to the 2GR V6. Also the hybrid system is a bit lazy in giving electric boost, it comes on instantly but not in a fierce manner I would expect from a hybrid (the Corolla Hybrid, for example, has very aggressive boost deployment). It almost gives an impression it's slower than a Corolla Hybrid in the city. But I guess that's the compromise to make acceleration less jerky.
Awesome! I've always enjoyed Matt's videos and it's nice to hear him compliment the ES so much. I'm really impressed with this new F-Sport :thumbsup:
Always love MotoMan TV reviews and here here is on the new ES, lots of good things to say.



Don't know, I still have mixed feelings towards the ES, maybe something change after adding the AWD
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    CIF
  • September 21, 2018
So far now multiple reviews have commended the ride quality, with some saying it's better than the 6ES. This is very impressive to hear, given that the 7ES also has improved handling. I guess it's to be expected though. TNGA platforms are such a massive step forward in so many ways. It also makes sense from a physics point of view. Given how stiff the TNGA platforms all are, that allows great flexibility in overall shock and spring design, compliance and tuning.
spwolf
he is not exactly taking it slowly, is he :)
Crazy to see an ES being driven more like an IS 350... there are some points where you can really see how fast he is going - and how well the car is taking it. Super impressive!
Gecko
Crazy to see an ES being driven more like an IS 350... there are some points where you can really see how fast he is going - and how well the car is taking it. Super impressive!
he got a little bit confused with gear selection being the max gear, not the current gear... but i know that is something people did not like when it was changed in... was it GS? In the end, setting max gear is actually more useful in traditional automatic, in most cases.

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