2012 Lexus ES

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2012 Lexus ES Ratings


Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Compact Premium Car of 2012

All J.D. Power rankings are powered by VIN verified vehicle owners. See ratings methodology.
Compact Premium Car
#1 Lexus ES

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2012 Lexus ES after 90-days of ownership.
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Sound of the engine/exhaust

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2012 Lexus ES during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle's handling on curves
  • Styling of the dashboard
  • Forward visibility

Performance Specs

MPG City







6 speed, Automatic


Gas V6


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2012 Lexus ES Review

Sound dampeners intelligent sensors and other painstaking refinements. The 2012 Lexus ES. ES offers performance technology that’s up to the task. Its 268-horsepower V6 engine gives the ES a 0–60 time of 7 seconds. And its six-speed transmission offers the driver exceptional performance at virtually any speed as well as the ability to manually shift gears for a more engaged driving experience. With luxurious ergonomic seating and thoughtful innovations like dual-zone climate control and available navigation assistance the ES ensures that you’ll enjoy every second. With Safety Connect you can receive emergency help at a moment’s notice whether that means assisting the police with locating your stolen vehicle or requesting Enhanced Roadside Assistance for a flat tire. The Safety Connect service also features Automatic Collision Notification The 2012 Lexus ES timeless gestures well ahead of its time.

J.D. Power Award Winner

Quality Award Winner

Awarded to the brands/models with the fewest problems reported per 100 owners during the first 90 days of ownership

Dependability Award Winner

Awarded to the brands/models with the fewest problems reported per 100 owners during the past 12 months with their 3-year old vehicles
2012 Lexus ES JD Power Award Winner
2012 Lexus ES

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