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Lexus GS 450h

Review: 2013 Lexus GS – Managing Multiple Personalities

The Lexus GS 450h is the Hybrid of the all new GS family and it aims to combine sporty performance, and efficiency all in one package.  Is it possible to successfully all these qualities together?  The GS 450h surely hopes Lets go further into the and figure out how this Lexus these multiple personalities.

The all LED are exclusive to the 2013 GS 450h

The exterior is all new for 2013.  The new corporate grill joins the GS lineup, but in case, it makes a more statement as it protrudes out in an effort to as much air as possible.  The GS 450h also has exclusive LED headlights look mean and are not available on the GS The profile is as sleek as ever and the design is clean and perhaps a more conservative.  The Hybrid GS its exhaust pipes under the valance to make a stronger statement of efficiency.  The 18 inch alloy wheels on my test car a more sophisticated and efficient More sporty looking 18 split-five-spoke wheels are also and I would have preferred more aggressive looking

Soft leather throughout and Bamboo trim

The redesign on the inside.  It’s here the luxurious personality of the Lexus GS is evident.  It’s 112.2 wheelbase is shorter than of the competitors in its class, but the legroom is the most spacious.  Also, the center armrest immediately you that this car is wide and has of hip room for all occupants.  In fact, new model rides on a 2-inch track.  My test car had the optional package that adds trim, heated steering heated rear seats, seat climate and audio and 17 speaker Mark Levinson surround sound system with many other Lexus is quick to point out Bamboo trim adds an feel of luxury and that is a more environmentally friendly

I think Lexus really the interior design.  It’s uncluttered, comfortable, and control are to understand and to use.  There is a 12.3 inch high main display screen.  controlled by Lexus’ familiar controller on the center console.  The and wide screen is unique to segment and makes the interior even wider and more The driver’s seat is comfortable and to allow for spirited driving, comes in handy considering the characteristics of this Sport

Lexus GS 450h

Combines system power – 338

The 2013 GS 450h is a part of an class of premium Hybrid that put greater emphasis on rather than MPG efficiency.  of all, the GS 450h is still a wheel drive sedan.  AWD is not available on the Hybrid GS.  And of using a 4-cylinder gasoline from the Camry Hybrid and the ES 300h, the GS aims for greater and uses the latest 3.5 liter V6 cycle direct injection This is the first time Atkinson cycle efficient technology has been combined direct fuel injection.  Of a pair of electric motors and mounted batteries complete the system.  All this boils to very clean SULEV-II rating and 338 combined system What does this Well, this sedan has addicting acceleration.  The power instantly responds to accelerator and acceleration comes on quick and The 450h is rated at 5.6 second MPH sprint, which is 0.1 seconds than the GS 350 F-Sport, despite the 395 lbs of heft that the Hybrid

No question, the GS 450h has the horsepower and to back up the sport-performance sedan How about the ride and handling?  this Lexus shines as well.  The ride is Lexus and very comfortable, but show it corners and it rewards with inspiring steering feel and cornering ability.  The 2013 has four distinct vehicle Eco, Normal, Sport, and +.  These modes are supposed to steering, transmission, suspension, and response characteristics to achieve different levels.  In reality, I it very difficult to tell the between these modes.  the only perceptible changes are in the and transmission mappings.  As you dial in Sport, the steering feels and more precise and the CVT transmission more aggressively.  The CVT emulates changes and also allows you to select “gears” via paddle This CVT implementation is good, but I the CVT found in the Nissan Maxima SV a little better job at executing the mode.

I left the car primarily in Eco mode and found the acceleration and handling fun and I also found myself a heavy foot on accelerations.  just that much So how much does this fun at the pump?  Don’t expect efficiency from this Hybrid.  EPA rates it at 29 city/34 31 combined MPG.  This may not that impressive, but it trumps all in this segment.  After a and more than 300 miles of city/highway driving, I managed a 30.5 MPG average.  The car still had 100 miles of range left I was done.  So, you can have a 338 horsepower luxury sedan cake, and eat it too – to the of 30 MPG average.

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

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