2010 Lexus HS 250h Car Maintenance and Car Repairs DriverSide

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2010 Lexus HS 250h

to Like

There is a lot of technology in car, including Lexus’ force-feedback Remote Touch a massive navigation screen, a display and lane-keep assist. A interior with plush, seats and ample rear leg and thanks to a high roofline and front seats means won’t feel cramped. EV and ECO for the hybrid drive system please hybrid car junkies.

Not to Like

While certainly an over existing products, economy of 35 mpg isn’t as high as hoped for, and, in almost matches the BMW 335d on the There may be too much technology into this car to allow to hit a low price point, which be key in selling it over lower-priced

The Drive:

DriverSide Driving

Anyone who has ever been in a will feel at home the HS 250h’s quiet ride. they might not feel at with, however, are the driving This is not your typical wet-noodle-for-a-chassis green car.

It’s has a taught, controlled that’s never jarring but at the time never floaty and truly indicative of its European It cruises quietly at high and often gives you the sensation you’re traveling slower you actually are. The brakes too grabby the way some regenerative tend to be. Yet, while it bore you to death it’s not exhilarating to drive.

Total output of 187 horsepower proves to motivate the car’s rather 3,680-lb mass down the and hybrid nerds will the inclusion of the Prius’ EV mode, allows the car to run exclusively on battery up to 25 mph or until (rather obviously) power has been exhausted. The HS features the Prius’ throttle-smoothing, ECO mode, as well as a somewhat Power mode.

Engine and Drivetrain

Unlike the relatively diminutive 1.8-liter engine, the HS 250h uses the 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder as the Camry Hybrid. The gasoline puts out 147 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of which is supplemented by the 40 hp electric resulting in a total system of 187 hp. Power is driven to the front via a continuously variable transmission.

Vehicle Features and Options

will be launching a new customer system this summer, Enform. Similar to OnStar, provides services such as collision notification, stolen location (though no shutoff is available), SOS, roadside and destination assistance. Prius will recognize the carryover of EV, ECO and modes into the HS 250h. A new Assist feature takes departure warning technology a further and actively steers the car into the lane so long as the maintains active steering.

It uses cameras mounted on the column to detect whether a is tired or distracted. You read right, the car is watching you.

Key Evaluation

Where to start The HS is packed with innovations, its IR-resistant windshield to Lexus’ new Touch system. A heads-up keeps driver attention on the road while delivering information onto a windshield Opt for the nav system and you get a massive folding mounted above the center

The system is controlled by Remote a fancy mouse-like controller on the center console that force feedback as you browse onscreen menus. Spend two with it and you’ll wonder why it so long to figure out something good.

Green Evaluation/Gas

Given that the HS 250h its hybrid system from the mpg Camry Hybrid and puts it a more slippery, aerodynamic we expected some improvement in the economy department. At 35 mpg city, 34 mpg the Lexus offers slight improvements over the Camry, but not as as we had hoped for. It does, achieve an SULEV emissions

A Closer Look: Vehicle


Due to the high mounting of the Touch controller, the center pushes farther up into the than we’re typically to, creating a miniature wall driver and passenger. Rear passengers need not worry leg and headroom, as the backs of the front are contoured and the roofline remains in the rear. All materials are plush and quality everything we’ve to expect from a Lexus.

is, save an assortment of iffy switches that can be found the cabin.

While the HS 250h isn’t as quirky looking as a Prius, its shape is still clearly of a dedicated hybrid. A front-end minimal ducting for cooling into a long, angular before the beltline finally into a high rear The windshield absorbs around 30 more infrared radiation traditional units, reducing AC

Overall it’s an attractive even if it does look Prius and an Acura TSX crossed DNA

Market Segment and Pricing

for the HS 250h will not be announced roughly early August, so now it is anyone’s best guess. Due to its spec sheet however, we it to slot in somewhere above the IS perhaps around $35k. Its has no competitors, but optioned-out versions of the Prius ($22,000), Toyota Hybrid ($26,150) and Nissan Hybrid ($26,650) could fit the as could the BMW 335d ($43,900).

What We Think

Given the halo effect of hybrids in the US, the HS could be a big hit for Lexus as it gives the discerning, tech-obsessed, alternative buyer everything they On top of this, it’s plenty stylish and a surprisingly competent If Lexus can manage to price piece of heavy circuitry in the low range, they should little problem hitting 25k sales target for the first

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