The 2008 Lexus GS 450h is a 4-door, 5-passenger luxury sedan, available in one trim only, the Sedan. The GS 450h has a VAR speed automatic transmission, 3.5-liter, V6, 340-horsepower, hybrid engine, and is equipped with a completely new Lexus hybrid powertrain which has 80 percent fewer smog-forming emissions than the average new car.
3.5-liter, V6, 340-horsepower, hybrid engine that achieves 22-mpg in the city and 25-mpg on the highway. VAR speed automatic transmission.
"The road feel is excellent for a car with so many computers between you and the road: the car’s solid construction and low-profile tires make the GS450h feel like it’s been carved from a solid block of marble."
"From a stop, acceleration and low speed is all electric power. It’s silent. It’s eerily silent. Sometimes you think the car isn’t running, but once you get going, the transition between the electric and gas [motors] is very smooth…"