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 hybrid does much everything well, and things exceptionally so. The car can be surprisingly one moment and miserly the next. remains for the buyer is the justification for the hybrid over the base With similar equipment, the is almost $12,000 more the GS350, which makes the hard to justify on price Lexus does luxury as as anyone, but other competitors Infiniti’s M35 hybrid, and even E350 BlueTEC diesel tempting alternatives at this point. The reality is the GS450h in a busy segment of the luxury and highlights the fact that is a price to pay for fuel-saving hybrid in a luxury car.

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