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2010 Lexus HS 250h an AW Drivers Log

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EDITOR WES For all that’s going on underneath the electric motors whirring, the brakes regenerating, the engine off and turning back on—this is a boring car to drive. I mean, 187 net hp? The car is so in Eco mode, it feels like than half that hp and the Power mode is barely The CVT doesn’t help; it’s as are all CVTs that I remember And the car sounds rough and nasty you accelerate hard, which you to do just to keep up with

The car is heavy, feels heavier the weight listed, and thus the is poor over expansion and such. A little too choppy for a customer, I’d say.

Is anything positive at all? the interior materials are lovely. it, though.

Toyota says by 2020, all of its cars will be as hybrids. This car is an interim and feels like it.

NEWS GREG MIGLIORE: The HS 250h is a sedate drive, though it tons of cutting-edge technology. If looking for a driver’s car, isn’t it. But as a stately, luxury aimed at customers seeking friendly transportation, this is a option.

In a nutshell: Enthusiasts be very bored in this The general public will its comforts and appearance. To offer a review, I think it’s to put this car in that context.

So how does it drive? Extremely It ably navigated train and uneven pavement during my all over town. The suspension is relaxed and adept at cruising and avenues.

Power is adequate and is doable. This isn’t a sedan. It’s four-banger four-door. Viewed through prism, it was more than up to the in all situations for me. And this sedan return solid mileage. My recorded a tick over 30 mpg for one and many will take instead of raw power as a tradeoff any

The brakes are strong and linear, and I had to stop quickly when backed up one morning on a wet expressway, the had no trouble bringing me to halt excessive panic or worry. The is a bit light off-center, but there’s response as you turn in. The general will find this acceptable.

Inside, the cabin is a serene It’s well isolated the outside world at speed on the and only traces of road and noise get in. The materials were OK, pleasing to the touch, though the weren’t my favorites; still, a buttoned-down environment. With the down and the moonroof open home on a hot afternoon following a car I was very relaxed. For what worth, the cooled seats in tester did almost nothing, what I could tell.

The gear shifter is kind of and easy to use, along the push-button parking and stop This is where mainstream will love the ease of use and dynamics—but the novelty will off quickly for car guys. The backup is very clear, and the settings for (Eco, Power and EV) are easy to and choose. Power added a bit getup, but this is not a fleet car by any

The looks grew on me. At first I it to be every bland, but it is a stately, design that many like. Interestingly, I found it at first, but my family, friends and observers thought it looked high-class. So Lexus is probably the mark here. I was more by the details: the headlights and taillights are sharp, and the chrome-colored trim on body is a nice touch.

Overall, this is a nice of why America likes hybrids but why are often a bit bored with

Lexus HS

2010 Lexus HS 250h

Base Price: $37,845

Price: $44,029

Drivetrain: I4 hybrid; FWD, continuously transmission

Output: 147 hp @ 6,000 rpm hp net), 138 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm

Weight: 3,770 lb

Fuel (EPA/ AW ): 35/30.3 mpg


Options: system including Lexus with eDestination, Lexus voice command, satellite ($2,125); LED headlamps including high-beams, adaptive front headlamp washers ($1,805); sound with 15 speakers, DVD changer ($1,580); backup ($350); premium floor ($265); cargo net ($59)

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