There’s certainly an awful lot to recommend the ES. For the most part it’s comfortable, quiet and spacious. Then there are the running costs that are far below similarly priced diesel rivals for company car choosers. It doesn’t mind getting stuck into some spirited cornering, either. However, the hybrid system that makes the ES so affordable to run lacks the easy flexibility of a good old-fashioned diesel and sounds coarse when you work it hard. And although the interior has plenty of plush fixtures, there are some surprisingly cheap materials and the 12.3in infotainment system is a faff to use.get the best price
0-62 MPH8.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure
Urban: 56.5Motorway: 64.2
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?
EmissionsOfficial emissions rating
2016 - present
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