2007 Lexus ES 350 Life Expectancy

Experts say you can expect a 2007 Lexus ES 350 to go for about 220,000 miles—with standard usage of 14,000 miles per year, that’s just over 15 years.
Written by Sarah Gray
Reviewed by Melanie Reiff
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The
Lexus ES 350
has a life expectancy of about 220,000 miles on average. That means a 2007 model may be nearing the end of its life. However, with proper care and little TLC, you can extend your Lexus’s longevity quite a bit further.
  • A typical 2007 Lexus ES 350 has a life expectancy of about 220,000 miles, which averages to about 15 years.
  •  You can extend the expected life of your Lexus by keeping up with routine maintenance, driving it fewer than 15,000 miles a year, and avoiding accidents.
  • Be aware that this model was known to experience oil leaks, coolant pump failure, and valve issues.

How many miles can a 2007 Lexus ES 350 last?

Car experts say you can expect a 2007 Lexus ES 350 to keep running for about 220,000 miles. With the average U.S. driver putting about 14,000 miles on their cars each year, that means your car has a life expectancy of about 15 years

How long does a Lexus ES 350 engine last?

When properly maintained, the Lexus ES 350’s 3.5-liter naturally aspirated engine can keep trucking for around 220,000 miles. The engine is one of the powerful, durable, and reliable V6’s built by
Toyota
for cars like the
Camry
. These engines are built to go—and go for a long time with no issues.

Can a Lexus ES 350 last 500,000 miles?

We’re not saying it can’t happen, but it’s not likely. Certainly, the 2007 model year is one of the more reliable with a rating of 4 out of 5 from Consumer Reports. But even the most reliable and long-lasting vehicles usually don’t last much past 300,000 miles.
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Average life expectancy for a Lexus ES 350

According to Lexus, their vehicles, including the ES 350 can last up to 300,000 miles. However, based on rates of repairs and other indicators, the ES 350, specifically, is likely to last between 200,000 and 250,000 miles.  
Could your ES 350 last longer than this? Sure. But even if you “only” get the expected 220,000 miles out of your 2007 Lexus, you’re still getting well over what the average driver can expect from their car. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics reports the average lifespan for a passenger vehicle in the U.S. is about 11 years or 155,000 miles—far below what you can expect as the average for your Lexus.
But even if the Lexus longevity was projected at 350,000 miles, if that car’s owner doesn’t provide it with the proper care and maintenance, it’s not going to last long.
Let’s look at some of the key factors affecting your Lexus ES 350’s longevity: 
  • Regular maintenance: Sticking with a regular
    car maintenance schedule
    is one of the most effective ways to extend the life of your car. 
  • Mileage: You probably noted that longevity is calculated in both miles and years. That means if your ES 350 was driven less than 14,000 miles a year, it may make it quite a ways past that 15-year mark. 
  • Accident history: If your ES 350 has been involved in a major accident, you can expect it to put a dent in your car’s longevity. Even with “complete” repairs, your car will show wear and tear much more quickly than one that’s avoided crashes.

How to extend a 2007 Lexus ES 350’s life expectancy

The better you care for your Lexus, the longer it’ll take care of you—and that means regular maintenance. Without regular maintenance, it doesn’t matter how few miles your ES 350 has on it or whether it’s been in a wreck before. It simply won’t last as long or perform as well as a properly-maintained vehicle.

Common 2007 Lexus ES 350 problems to watch out for

Despite its reputation for reliability, the 2007 Lexus ES 350 does have a few issues you should look out for. These include:
  • Oil/Fluid leaks: The ES 350 is prone to both antifreeze and oil leaks on models from 2007 to 2010.
  • Worn timing chain: Your Lexus’s timing chain or belt is tough, but it’s still a wear and tear item. You’ll probably be due for a
    timing belt replacement
    at about 160,000 miles. 
  • Coolant pump failure: This is a noted issue with the 2007 ES 350. Some had coolant pumps fail with as few as 30,000 miles on them. If your coolant pump fails, it’s important to replace it immediately to keep your engine from overheating and possibly damaging the cylinder heads.
  • VVTI valves: A known problem with Toyota/Lexus engines of this time. While the VVTI system makes these engines more efficient, the valves also require attention, and often replacement, more often.
  • Throttle body issues: Some owners have complained of their Lexus’s
    throttle body
    getting clogged, which can result in rough idling and loss of power. If this happens, it’ll require a special cleaning.
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Only about 0.03% of vehicles make it to the 300,000-mile mark. With regular maintenance and smart driving, your 2007 Lexus ES 350 could be one of them.
The highest mileage recorded on a Lexus, so far, is 1 million miles on a 1996 Lexus LS 400 owned by auto journalist Matt Farah. Yes, you read that right. He bought the car when it was near 900,000 miles, then lent it to all his friends to rack up the miles.
If you’re looking for high mileage of a less record-breaking variety, you should consider the Lexus RC, IS, or LC—all of which carry potential life expectancies of over 250,000 miles.
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