This is the Lexus ES. It's a platform relative of the Toyota Camry. As such, it carries just about the same level of excitement that a standard Camry does - that is to say, not much. In fact, that's what we'd say if somebody asked us what the changes for the Lexus ES were in the 2015 model year; the only changes come by way of the navigation system, which now includes a customizable home screen, 3D maps, and other small additions. Otherwise, the ES trudges into 2015 nearly unchanged.
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Something odd is going on in the SUV/crossover universe: things are shrinking. Centers of gravity are being lowered, wheelbases are shortening, and tonnage is reducing. Meanwhile, in the car universe, models that are known and loved precisely because of their diminutive stature (Mini, Fit, 500) are being super-sized to appeal to those who won't crossover to the crossover market.
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