Performance

Review-OnRoad You need to work the 2.5-litre V6 petrol engine hard to extract maximum performance, but it pulls cleanly from low revs and is punchy enough for assured overtaking. Similarly, the diesel is fine at low speeds, but the gearing is too long and you often find yourself going from sixth to fifth to keep up with motorway traffic. The V8 petrol engine in the high-performance IS-F model is sensational, however, churning out 417bhp and hurling the car from 0-62mph in just 4.8 seconds.

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    Rear seats
    1. Seat position adjustment lever. 2. Seatback angle adjustment lever. Folding down the rear seatbacks Before folding down the rear seatbacks Stow all the head restraints and the rear center ...

    What’s it up against?
    This one’s tough to answer: The ES doesn’t really have many direct rivals aside from the Ford Fusion-based Lincoln MKZ, the Cadillac CTS , the Acura TL and the Volvo S80 since the segment is all-b ...

    Front passenger occupant classification system
    Your vehicle is equipped with a front passenger occupant classification system. This system detects the condition of the front passenger seat and activates or deactivates the devices for the front ...