Even when stacked up against other Lexus models, the front-drive ES has long been considered boring Yet the Camry-based sedan has long been a best-seller for Lexus, and the segment itself.
The ES has become a benchmark in its own right; just as every compact sport sedan targets the BMW 3-Series, every upper-midsize near-luxury sedan targets the Lexus ES. Well aware of the beads drawn on its back,
Toyota Lexus has redesigned the car for the 2013 model year. But has it raised the bar enough to keep Koreans with upward aspirations in their place?