Review: 2010 Lexus HS250h

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Review: 2010 Lexus

2010 Lexus HS250h front side

When we drove the 2010 Lexus we were puzzled by it. Neither nor fowl, it seemed an uneasy of Lexus lines and luxury a Toyota Prius-like dedicated shape and powertrain.

We’ve spent a four-day weekend a glossy black 2010 the Premium model with all the And now that we’ve spent time with the car, we we’ve warmed up to it. (For we won’t go into, our photos come out. Sorry.)

The HS250h is a definite departure for and a car you have to take on its own terms—just the 2010 Toyota Prius which it shares not only mechanicals, but a design philosophy.

We the styling is the least elegant of any sedan, but in black, it attracted a lot of on the street. Parked in Manhattan, it turned heads. The consensus? and good for Lexus for making a small car.

It’s not that short (its length is only 6 inches than the 2010 Lexus but it’s tall and slab-sided, so the 2010 Lexus HS250h much smaller. Maybe in New York City is that a thing.

Neither of two styling comparisons by onlookers will make happy. One was the 1979-83 Toyota Sport Coupe, the other was the Toyota Yaris sedan. On the hand, those cars positively viewed by our commenters. Go

We remain on the fence about its But both urban and rural seemed impressed by the looks of the Lexus HS250h. To our surprise, it to have street presence. one for Lexus.

2010 Lexus HS250h rear

Ride and Handling

Not the HS feels somewhat like a A very, very well-insulated, equipped Prius, mind but a Prius nonetheless.

From the shift stalk (just D and R a B mode for extra engine to the characteristic hybrid disconnect engine noise and road Prius owners will right away how to drive the HS250h and make the most of it.


Its is hardly on a par with the sportier of the Lexus line, and while it the road decently, the electric and regenerative brakes are number the norm.

The road roar and crashing the optional 18-inch tires, we complained about on our earlier was almost entirely absent. It a few times on particularly rough so we’re left to wonder if route just had lots of asphalt.

Because the car is so well-insulated—and a 600 pounds heavier than the Toyota Prius—it gathers deliberately, somewhat like an liner.

That heft it’s virtually impossible to the HS250h in the Eco operating band accelerating away from a We did it a couple of times, but we feared for our from angry following And the Eco button? Only if you’re on the roads.

If you really floor it, the Hybrid Drive delivers enough to get you out of trouble. To do it, the engine noise rises to a muffled howl and there until you let up.

2010 HS 250h

We put more than 500 on our 2010 Lexus HS250h, interstate highways, two-lane rural roads, and stop-and-go traffic. And we kept the air conditioning most of the time, given the hot sun down on our black car.

That left us with a of the gas tank remaining, meaning bladder will give out the gasoline does. But despite the mileage wasn’t stellar.


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