Flash Drive

2023 Lexus ES 350 F Sport

Model Tested: 2023 Lexus ES 350 F Sport Handling

The 2023 Lexus ES 350 is a stylish mid-size sport/luxury sedan with a good blend of both sport and luxury.

Engine: 3.5-liter turbo V-6, 302 horsepower and 267 lb.-ft torque

Transmission:  8-speed automatic transmission, front-wheel drive

EPA Rating: 22-mpg city, 31-mpg highway, 25-mpg combined

Base Price: $47,800

As Tested: $53,775


Strong V-6 engine

Sporty acceleration, but not a hot rod

Handling package includes adaptive suspension

The F Sport trim level includes black 19-inch wheels.

Custom drive modes–Normal, Eco, Sport, Sport Plus

So-so fuel economy–our best was 24.5 combined

Performance handling but still a comfortable ride

Smooth transmission

Excellent safety features


Super stretch-out front row leg room

Big dead pedal

Power tilt/telescopic column

Front and rear room and comfort are excellent.

Thick, nicely contoured heated steering wheel

Power lumbar support both front seats

Heated and cooled seats (3 temps)

Tall, soft headrests

Very good rear seat room

Firm but comfy seats

Wide rear armrest with cupholders

Medium tall floor tunnel

Center passenger grazes headliner

Lexus ES 350 styling cues are subtle and tasteful like the small rear spoiler.

Good size rear doors for easy access


Foot motion trunk opener

High lift-over height 8-inches

Big trunk

Flat floor

Small pass-through portal

Medium size front and rear door bins

Phone charging pad

Big console bin

Small locking glovebox

Hard shell seat back pouches

The stylish functional dashboard features a 12.3-inch infotainment screen.

Decent size sunroof

Power folding mirrors

Big 12.3-inch infotainment screen

WOW Factors:

Good ride blend between sporty and comfort

Sharp styling, a very handsome sedan

We loved the Ultrasonic Blue color

Excellent head up display

High quality interior materials

Solid construction/door shut

The nicely contoured leather steering wheel was heated and has a power tilt/telescopic column.

F Sport exterior styling

Kick sensor trunk opener


Small pass-through portal instead of folding seats

Owner’s manuals hog glovebox space

Bottom Line:

The 2023 Lexus ES 350 F Sport H is a very attractive midsize luxury/performance sedan that’s sharply styled and offers a great mix of performance and spacious interior comfort for four passengers. The Lexus ES 350 F Sport is fun to drive and has the well-known Lexus build quality.