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-but ignored by the default German luxury carmakers – and even those four really take on different roles.
The redesigned MKZ has a capable chassis and a nice V6, but it trails the competition in terms of interior appointments. The CTS has wowed us over and over by being so, well, un-GM, but its rear-wheel-drive sportiness might turn some shoppers off. The controversial TL abandoned its conservative roots for 2009, but like the ES, it offers a lot for the money. The S80, also fresh off a makeover for 2010, might be the ES 350′s most direct rival thanks to its sophisticated and quiet demeanor, but we’d be surprised if there’s truly much cross-shopping between the two brands.
Lots of luxe for the cash – that’s the ES’ promise. You won’t find much that’s truly groundbreaking, but you will find the coddling of the larger LS in a less expensive package.
Use the overhead switches to open, close, and tilt the moon roof up and down. Opening and closing Standard type 1. Open. The moon roof stops slightly before the fully opened position. Push th ...
Wireless remote control
The wireless remote control can be used to lock and unlock the vehicle. It also opens and closes the back door. - Vehicles without a power back door. 1. Locks all the doors. 2. Unlocks all the d ...
Auxiliary box To open, press down the knob. CAUTION: Caution while driving Keep the auxiliary box closed. In the event of sudden braking, personal injury may result from contact due to movemen ...