I’d love to believe that every car built is designed with the idea of selling to someone who loves the act of driving. This is not the case, of course. That doesn’t mean these less-than-dynamic machines are bad. They’re built to appeal to a larger audience, and they’re designed to sell. One such vehicle is the 2013 Lexus ES 350. This latest iteration is the sixth generation of the ES, and it’s most certainly the best one yet. The exterior looks great, the interior is wonderfully laid out, and the driving experience is one of utter smoothness.
Still, it’s not for me.
[Disclaimer: Lexus tossed us the keys to its 2013 ES 350, included a tank of gas, and let us play with the car for a week. We’ve since risen to middle management and our 401k is looking up.]