Engine / ES 350
The ES350’s 3.5-liter V6 engine delivers a superb balance of exciting performance and excellent fuel efficiency, especially in the practical driving range. It integrates sophisticated technologies such as Dual VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing-intelligent), which contributes to fuel economy and reduced exhaust gas emissions.
Engine / ES 250
The 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine is compact and lightweight. The ES250’s engine realizes high performance, superb fuel efficiency, low emissions and outstanding quietness. Advanced technologies such as ACIS (Acoustic Control Induction System) and Dual VVT-i enhance torque and fuel economy across the entire driving range.
Drive Mode Select
You can tune the performance of the ES to suit your driving mood. Selecting Eco Mode changes the throttle control and air conditioning characteristics for eco-driving, helping to reduce emissions and fuel consumption. Sport Mode adjusts the throttle control and EPS (Electric Power Steering) to give a more responsive and direct driving feel. Normal Mode optimally balances Eco Mode and Sport Mode characteristics for everyday driving.
The high rigidity body structure of the ES enhances the basics of dynamic performance, including excellent straight-line stability, agile lane changing, and ride comfort. Extensive use of high-tensile steel helps to optimize strength while keeping weight to a minimum. The high integrity cabin with front and rear crumple zones also contributes to occupant protection.
The MacPherson strut front suspension contributes to the excellent ride comfort and handling stability. The coil springs, stabilizers and shock absorbers were optimized to help realize excellent straight-line stability, for confident driving on a variety of road surfaces.
The excellent handling stability and ride comfort are the product of optimizing the geometry and layout of the dual-link strut rear suspension. Close attention paid to reducing the weight of each component further contributes to both handling stability and excellent fuel efficiency.
The ES’s superb aerodynamics contribute to the fuel-efficient performance and quiet comfort of the cabin, even in high-speed driving. Careful attention paid to reducing drag includes underbody covers, and aero stabilizing fins on the front doorframe covers, rear combination lamps and underbody covers.