2010 Lexus HS 250h Sedan Review | Edmunds.com

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Review of the Lexus HS 250h

Essentially a of one, the 2010 Lexus HS offers all the luxury expected of a sedan along with the economy of a gas-sipping subcompact.

2010 Lexus HS 250h

What’s New for 2010

The 2010 HS 250h is an all-new compact hybrid sedan.


For the part, consumers previously a vehicle high on fuel and luxury haven’t had much to from. Toyota, for example, either its super fuel-efficient but Prius or not-that-efficient but otherwise collection of Lexus luxury vehicles like the LS 600h L. All of changes with the 2010 HS 250h, however. Here, offers the opportunity to be pampered by car while still doing part to help reduce carbon footprint.

Rather just slap Lexus on a Prius or Camry Hybrid and it a day, Lexus based the HS sedan on a specialized platform not by any other Toyota or Lexus In terms of size, it’s than a Corolla but smaller a Camry. As for the driving experience, it’s all Lexus, with performance, a smooth and quiet and an impeccably trimmed cabin of the latest (but easily high-tech features.

The HS 250h borrows its powertrain the Camry Hybrid, which is bigger and more powerful that used in the Prius. allows it to post a 0-60-mph of 8.7 seconds — fairly for a hybrid vehicle. As for fuel the HS 250h has an EPA fuel economy of 35 mpg in combined driving. This is less than the Prius’ rating of 50 mpg, but it’s the highest of any luxury-branded hybrid

Underway, the 2010 Lexus HS easily plays the role of luxury car with a supple a quiet cabin and competent It also has just about luxury feature one could for as either standard or optional, as as the promise of upscale service at the dealership. As with many vehicles, however, it is all too easy to up the HS 250h’s price with the option packages.

If you like the idea of the Lexus HS but find its price a bit too dear, you also consider the Ford Hybrid or the Nissan Altima though the latter is sold in a handful of states. Both an affable combination of economy, and athleticism. For now, however, the HS basically exists in a class of where premium brand and presence can be had along with economy that’s superior to of a subcompact economy car.

Styles, Trim Levels, and

The 2010 Lexus HS 250h is a compact sedan. Two trim are offered: base and Premium.

on the base HS 250h are 17-inch wheels, foglights, a sunroof, sideview mirrors, keyless leather upholstery, full accessories, an auto-dimming rearview power front seats driver and eight-way passenger), a steering wheel (with controls), dual-zone climate and a 10-speaker audio system six-disc CD changer, satellite auxiliary/USB/iPod connections and Bluetooth for both phone and audio.

Step up to the Premium trim and also get 18-inch alloy rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming mirrors, a power tilt-telescoping wheel, driver memory heated and ventilated front real wood cabin and upgraded leather upholstery.

highlights include park a separate front-and-rear parking system, adaptive xenon a Mark Levinson audio and a hard-drive-based navigation system traffic/weather/sports/stock reporting. A Technology (which requires the Navigation and Camera packages) includes a display, lane-departure warning, cruise control and Lexus’ system. Some of the Premium’s can be had as individual options on the base

Powertrains and Performance

The 2010 HS 250h is a hybrid and as such is by a 2.4-liter inline-4 that in tandem with a pair of motor/generators. Total output is 187 that is sent to the front through a specialized continuously automatic transmission (CVT). We an HS 250h from zero to 60 mph in 8.7 — a fairly quick for a hybrid. Fuel economy in at 35 mpg city/34 mpg highway and 35 mpg combined, is about what most midsize hybrid sedans achieve.

The HS 250h comes standard antilock disc brakes brake assist, stability and control and no fewer than 10 The latter includes dual knee as well as side airbags and front-and-rear seat-mounted airbags.

Included with the adaptive cruise control is Pre-Collision System, which can the front seatbelts and activate assist immediately when the presses the brake pedal if an collision is detected. The optional package includes the Pre-Collision as well as lane departure and driver attention monitors.

Design and Special Features

As of a Lexus product, the HS 250h a handsomely trimmed interior boasts top-grade materials and fit and finish. Despite all the luxury on hand, the controls are mostly The available navigation system with the intuitive Remote multifunction controller that operates the climate control and systems. There’s also a status indicator in the gauge that helps drivers when they’re driving

Considering the HS 250h’s somewhat proportions, its backseat offers a amount of head- and legroom for folks. The same goes for the trunk, whose wide and deep, squared-off internal allows you to drop a golf bag in — no angling required. trunk capacity is 12.1 feet, but the rear seats do not down.

The 2010 Lexus HS powertrain is commendably smooth in its from its low-speed, all-electric to combined gas-and-electric power. it, and after a slight pause the HS gathers itself up and accelerates a linear rush of power. no sport sedan, of course, but is about as quick as it gets for an hybrid.

At highway speeds, the HS cabin is impressively free of and road noise. The suspension a good job of soaking up rough and the sedan is also pleasingly during cornering. Turn-in is and combines with the car’s cornering poise to make the Lexus HS 250h seem than its 3,700 pounds. The power steering is precise but in feel. One other minor is the overly touchy feel of the though familiarity does to relieve the problem.

Lexus HS
Lexus HS

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