The Car Care Nut review ES AWD, isn't too impressed

NXracer

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Any sales data for this? Would love to see how the market responded, regardless if it matters
 

Sulu

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I agree. That A25A is not a very refined engine. It is smoothed out by the hybrid system in my Camry Hybrid but it is still a loud engine and not a nice-sounding growl either, just a rough-sounding noise.
 

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He's partly right. In general, the ES line, IMHO, for a number of reasons, has been getting more cheaply-made, with less-attractive interior materials, and less-comfortable to drive since the superb 4th-Generation model, which, again IMHO, was clearly the best ES ever done. (y)

He's probably correct, though, about the durability and reliability of the drive-train parts...a longtime Toyota/Lexus trademark.