New and Used Lexus HS 250h: Prices, Photos, Reviews, Specs — The Car Connection

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The HS 250h was the luxury brand’s dedicated hybrid, a car with no gasoline model. Launched for it has failed to live up to its sales and has generally received weak

It is powered by a version of the hybrid used in the larger Toyota Hybrid, with a 2.4-liter engine mated to Toyota’s Synergy Drive system, uses a pair of motor-generators can power the car on electricity alone light loads at low speeds, add to the engine’s output, and recharge its battery pack. Total output of the engine and motors is 187

The HS 250h is a tall car with a high cowl, giving it styling and a blunt front a long overhang. Unusually, its angle is the rear three-quarter where the trunklid, rear and shoulder line come in a pleasing blend.

Inside, the out is restricted by the high beltline, and the is narrower than passengers expect. Its futuristic center and console sweeps down the dash, and it has the same small selector as the Prius. The mouse-like for the optional Lexus Remote system that controls and stereo sits under the right hand on the console, and relatively intuitive to use.

Compared to the hybrid Toyota the Lexus HS weighs about 600 more, so despite its larger the performance isn’t particularly The engine seems to switch on than it does in the Prius, and the HS is noisy inside. Under acceleration, the engine rises to a while struggling to move the car forward, and the second-smallest Lexus in a lot of wind noise—more than expect from its luxury

Handling is particularly vague, utterly lifeless electric steering and a more jittery than a Lexus should due to the short wheelbase. The car rolls a lot on turns, and during our test, we had to switch off the radar-based adaptive control because its beam wide enough to follow the car around those turns—leading to startling bursts of acceleration by hard braking.


But the biggest to the HS 250h may be its gas mileage. Rated by the EPA at 35 mpg it’s lower than any of the mid-size sedans, including the Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, and Camry. All of those cars lower base prices, and their lists of luxury don’t match those of the HS, they offer more room and in some cases, a more engaging experience the wheel.

Lexus buyers expect of equipment, and the HS delivers on both featuers and high-tech options. The starts up front with the headlamps, which are part of an lighting system that the beams around corners for visibility. They also their own washers, and the car dims the beams automatically.

Then there’s that cruise control, a very heads-up instrument display for the front- and rear-view cameras, assistance, and the Lexus automatic assist system. And more that.

In the end, the Lexus HS is aiming for a laudable goal: It to be a high-efficiency compact sedan all the luxury of a Lexus. It’s that the result falls of the mark, but the market has apparently judgment on the HS, as it’s one of the lowest-volume cars in the Lexus lineup.


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