Lexus GS450h: Lexus' luxury hybrid — Hartford Hartford Cars |

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The test for this review was the 2013 with a base price of and a total MSRP of $68,007. options included were the Package ($5,205) HDD Navigation Park Assist ($500) and Spot Monitor ($500).

The is the hybrid version of the GS350, and as comes with an extensive of standard equipment including: wheels, adaptive suspension, drive settings, adaptive LED LED running lights, heated and mirrors, automatic wipers, a and keyless ignition/entry. Inside the you get cruise control, S-flow climate control (which air only to occupied seats),

and ventilated eight-way power seats with lumbar driver memory functions, upholstery, a heated power-adjustable steering wheel and a power sunshade. Bluetooth phone text-to-speech text messaging, Safety Connect emergency service, a 12-speaker surround-sound system with a six-CD satellite radio, an auxiliary jack and an

iPod/USB audio interface out the entertainment and communications equipment.

The Package includes: 18” wheels, headlamps with adaptive lighting system, heated leather trimmed steering three-zone auto climate 18-way power front with power adjustable lumbar and rear-door sunshades. rear window sunshade The HDD Navigation options adds a 12” resolution split screen display and Lexus Enform eDestination, App Suite, SiriusXM and NavTraffic. Stand-alone options a rearview camera, an automated parking system, an active prevention system, adaptive control and a pre-collision warning night vision system, monitoring, lane-departure warning and a display.

The GS 450h comes standard antilock brakes, traction and control, front and rear airbags, side curtain and front knee airbags. standard is the Lexus Safety system, which includes collision notification, an emergency button and stolen vehicle services. The changes to the GS450h the interior, which has seen a makeover. Soft leather and aluminum trim fill the which offers greater shoulder- and rear seat than the old GS450.


Trunk space is enlarged to cubic feet, thanks to a of the hybrid battery pack, it’s a bit on the small side for a luxury car. Exterior has transformed the car from one that was lost in a crowd to a standout. The of the front end can be polarizing, but does go with the car’s more look and stance.

On the road, the GS is exceptionally quiet, as one would The battery-only EV mode will travel up to around 30mph, but that the engine takes This process is barely but indicated by the left-hand gauge from eco to power range. The of the hybrid’s electric motors passing at highway speed a The power response is almost in its delivery. The ride from the

adaptive suspension is comfortable normal maneuvers, and is constantly to road conditions to provide the ride possible. It dispenses the mushy feel of the previous car and keeps the car planted. Lexus’ is driver-adjustable, and includes Normal, and Sport Plus and Eco settings. settings also control effort, stability control and throttle response.

All told, the GS does pretty much well, and some things so. The car can be surprisingly quick one moment and the next. What remains for the is the justification for choosing the hybrid the base GS350. With equipment, the GS450 is almost more than the GS350, makes the hybrid hard to on price alone. Lexus luxury as well as anyone, but competitors like Infiniti’s M35 and even Mercedes’ E350 diesel become tempting at this price point. The is the GS450h competes in a busy of the luxury market, and highlights the that there is a price to pay for hybrid technology in a luxury

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