A full redesign, along with a hybrid version returning 36 mpg, arrived for 2013.
Handling was greatly improved, but the cushy ride was stiffened a bit too much, especially on versions with the 18-inch tires, detracting from the car's previously relaxed character.
A 2016 update improved the ride, reinstating it to what is expected from a big luxury sedan.
The coupe-like styling necessitated the sacrifice of some rear-seat room, though it is still quite good.
Outward visibility to the rear was compromised somewhat as well.
Available active safety features include adaptive cruise control, blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert and a forward-collision warning system.
Interior materials aren't quite as plush as you'd expect for the price, and some controls are annoying.