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As with previous models, the ES 350 arrived with plenty of upscale touches that separated it from the rest of the entry-luxury pack and, of course, the related Camry. The low-key styling was spiffed up compared with the previous ES. The suspension was also calibrated for a more luxury-oriented, but well-controlled ride, with one auto magazine calling it “as soft as a goose-down comforter”. ES riders continued to enjoy a whisper-quiet interior, with most of the engine and road noises prevented from invading the cabin.