Lexus GS450h offers luxury, sport in hybrid package -Car Review Soup

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Lexus GS 450h

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Lexus’ new midsize luxury hybrid smooth, quiet operation, and isn’t much more would need in a luxury

The ride is smooth and controlled, the gives it plenty of power needed and handling is responsive, if not car precise. The interior is swathed in and luxury and styled to impress any of non-luxury-car owning friends. The is upscale, without being

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Then the hybrid feature with an motor that generates 180 from the batteries that get of their power from braking. The car runs quiet, stealth-like as it powers down at and then kicks into mode as you accelerate away. If you more power, there’s from the gas-powered 3.5-liter V6 pumps a generous 338 horsepower.

Smoothing out that acceleration is an variable speed automatic that improves gas mileage and the feel of gears shifting.

no small task to push the GS up to cruising speeds. It weighs more than two tons at lbs. Yet the car never feels or heavy. The 112.2-inch wheelbase the repercussions from road so the ride is well controlled and

An adaptive variable suspension that and there’s a drive option that allows a to choose between Normal, Eco or SS acceleration mode. Eco is the default and is for city driving and helps you gas, while Normal is a peppier and still good for around town, especially if of that is in the 40-45 mph range. will prefer the Sport SS as it allows the car to rocket away stoplights. Manual shifting is via paddle shifters behind the

Stability and traction control are and there are four-wheel ventilated brakes too. A $5,645 package includes 18-inch wheels for looks and all-season

You’d expect a Lexus to perform well and this one but it’s the interior that most of my passengers.

The metallic test car featured a black saddle brown leather with elegant looking tan wood trim across the and doors and as a major portion of the wheel, which is heated. metal trim accents the doors and wheel and there are two round gauges in front of the along with a power steering wheel.

Stability and traction control are and there are four-wheel ventilated brakes too.

Lexus GS 450h

The radio/info/navigation mid-dash is indented with a over it to shield against on sunny days. It also was far away from the driver it was easy to glance at without distracting.

The Lexus’ seating is leather, two-tone in this It is perforated and also includes driver adjustments for the lumbar and bolsters, if you want to tighten up for aggressive driving. Three settings are available for the driver’s and the armrest on the console slides to expose a power rear button.

That luxury package rear heated seats, Bi-LED headlamps, 3-zone controls, the sunshade and heated up front. Other features a lane departure warning for $500 and a pre-collision system runs $2,000. It will alert you if danger is detected, brake and also watch to see if eyes are closing because getting drowsy. If you’re a driver, these could be safety devices.

Other include a power sunroof, sound system with recognition, satellite radio, technology, HomeLink, rain-sensing and headlight washers. I was surprised that the GS did not have a blind-spot system.

It was the GS450h interior impressed most of my passengers.

While the Lexus dash is laid out and I could easily out most of the electronic doodads and I still am not a fan of the mouse knob on the as a way to tune the radio, etc. awkward and distracts you from the road.

There’s really not to dislike here, nor should be, when a car starts at $58,950. Add in delivery and options and the test car hit A rear-drive GS350 with engine V6 starts at $46,900 and up to AWD pushes that to $49,450. At any of prices I was shocked that was charging $64 for a cargo net and $105 for a mat.

I also was surprised the trunk in a 190.7-inch long car is 13.0 cubic feet. it would hold several it was way too shallow to carry my dad’s something most compact to cars handle with


Lexus GS 450h
Lexus GS 450h
Lexus GS 450h
Lexus GS 450h
Lexus GS 450h

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