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HS Hybrid (2011 and older) MSRP: $ 36330.00
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Description:
The Lexus HS 250h is the world’s first dedicated luxury hybrid.

The Lexus HS250h is rated at 35 mpg in the city and 34 on the highway. The base MSRP is $34,200. The Lexus HS 250h qualifies as a Super-Ultra-Low-Emission-Vehicle (SULEV).

Powertrain for the Lexus HS is a four-cylinder gas Atkinson engine that generates 147 horsepower and a combined 187 total horsepower with the hybrid drive motor, which is rated to go 0-60 mph in 8.4 seconds.

The standard comfort features include a premium audio system with voice recognition, Bluetooth, integrated XM Satellite radio receiver (with complimentary 90-day trial subscription), USB, and mini 1/8 jack connectors for your iPhone/iPod, multi-informational display and instrument cluster, and steering wheel-mounted controls.

CarReview's opinion of the 2010 Lexus HS 250h Hybrid

Pros
  • Front passengers get heated AND cooled seats
  • Fundamentally a good daily commuter car with luxury appointments
  • 34 miles per gallon overall
  • Smothered with safety-features
Cons
  • EV mode only good for golf-cart speeds
  • Lane Keep Assist (LKA) ineffective when roads are wet
  • Sound dampening is not up "luxury" car expectations
  • Limited headroom for passengers front and rear
  • small trunk space

Verdict: a small, classy car with a softer, quieter ride that is noticeably quicker than the Prius.

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Reviewed by:
Rod and Miyako


Review Date
November 9, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

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5.00 of 5, 7.00 votes

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Review 1 of 2 , from Sacramento

Price Paid:  $0.00

Year / Model Reviewed:
2010 Lexus HS 250h Premium

Strengths:
This car is beautiful! It handles very well at all speeds. It is comfortable even for a large person like me. I feel very confident behind the wheel and safe. We are very satisfied with the accelleration and performance of the engine, motors, and it shifts effortlessly. We have been lost and pushed a button and talked to someone who was able to send the information to our vehicle and it put us back on track toward our destination. We really like our HS250H.

Weaknesses:
Not really a con, because I am a large guy, but right knee rubs against the center console. Sometimes, knee gets sore. Everything else about the vehicle outweighs this small problem. My wife has no problem and fits nicely and actually the seats are a great fit.

Summary:
We have owned this vehicle for over a year now, but it is a 2010. We like the cooling seats in the really hot weather. All in all this car handles great, it is styled beautifully, it's comfortable, performance is excellent and all the gadgets are useful and really have a purpose, they make things easier and convenient. We get 35.5 average MPG. We couldn't have purchased a finer car during this time of high gas prices and poor economy.



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Reviewed by:
Charlie


Review Date
April 19, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

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5.00 of 5, 6.00 votes

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Review 2 of 2

Price Paid:  $0.00

Year / Model Reviewed:
2010 HS 250h Premium

Strengths:
After waiting for a luxury hybrid, I'm glad Toyota decided to dress up the Prius in a Lexus body. I like the Lexus amenities. Also, it runs on regular gas.

Weaknesses:
1. LED headlights should be part of the Technology Package. I didn't realize I didn't have them at first. It doesn't make sense to build a Luxury Hybrid, add so many features, and leave out an important energy-saving feature. It also doesn't make sense that the Prius (V) has LED headlights standard, and has Parking Assist (not the sensors but automatic parking) and the Lexus doesn't. The other thing missing is the Lexus wood steering wheel.

Summary:
Overall, I think this is a great car. It is roomy enough, powerful enough, and luxurious enough. If you like the Prius or Camry Hybrid, you'll love the HS.




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