Lexus HS 250h Review AutoKinesis

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Lexus HS 250h Review

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We’ve come a long way in a while, when climate and carbon footprint entered the and the helpless automobile was borne as the anathema to all things pure and Naturally, alternative fueled had their time to shine, and to the petrolhead, this was something to ones nose up at, be it out of pride or, likely, fear that heralded the end of “proper” cars.  So we are, at the precipice of a new decade, and dinosaur-burning thumpers are still (for now), supercars begun to embrace electric and in the middle of the spectrum we find, along, with no sign of is the hybrid.

The Lexus HS 250h is the first foray into the of hybrid power plants, an direction with the highly Prius close in Lexus’ Those of us without a large of hybrid experience (much your humble, luddite will approach the HS with a of trepidation and, more a fresh perspective on the automobile as we come to know it. One would expect the shape to be as bulbous as its cousin, but the profile of the HS is not as pronounced, a slightly bloated departure more familiar sedan Despite being round, it incorporates enough moderately lines to give certain an element of seriousness.

 The HS features proximity for keyless entry to the car and push start, which tends to things in one’s first of an unusual car since with button start, the general is holding start button, switch on, and listening for the engine off.  This is not the case where it is “hold start electronics activate….now you can leave.” always been the type of that warms a car thoroughly heading out, regardless of a vintage, and this came to as I wondered how this would be if the HS decides to start the engine a few into my journey. Lexus, as I would be a recurring response, had of this in advance.

The car has no visible gauge, but starting the HS first after a cold night prompt the engine to turn on as it sense the need to do so on its own.

The in the HS 250h is basically the same 2.4 inline-4 power plant to complement an electric motor one will find in the Camry which produces a decent 147 on its own without its electric companion. the two power systems, the car produces 187 net which is plenty of adequate for a car of this size to get around too much thought for the punch it lacks. Buttons by the wheel you to select from the standard ECO to either “power”, which output to fuel consumption, to EV, will have the electric do much of the work. While one not feel a substantial difference the various modes, an available screen in the gauge cluster show the driver in real which system is doing between the battery, the engine, and the

An arrow from the engine will show that it is sending power to the wheels, the battery will do the same once in a while for extra and braking will display an from the wheels to the battery kinetic energy reclamation.  is no regular tachometer in the HS 250h, but a that goes from to “power” instead. Ride is comfortable as the Lexus is carried by a independent front and rear that clearly prefers to nimbleness and does well in regard, while also decent braking performance. visibility is excellent, but the blind are chillingly bad, and not being to adequately see in various directions parallel parking a chore.

The HS has optional park assist and sensors, and while they slightly, they could do improvement. The sensors, the most useful parts, tend to a very short reach, and beep when one gets close to something. The cameras be helpful, but without an on-screen like guide lines, difficult to tell just how the curb is to the side of the car, so the HS tends to be on it, or nowhere near it.

Beyond the start button, the of the HS 250h is replete with a overwhelming array of displays, and interfaces for various systems, presented on the center console sweeps vertically down the dash to the armrest. At the base is the device for the Lexus driver center, which is as near as a computer mouse as a car will get. The size of this in to the gear shift as well as the ousting from its traditional is indicative of the dominance of gadgetry in the HS over the actual driving

 The driver information allows access to all major car as one might suspect. What it well is navigation, where and zooming across the map feels with the mouse-like interface.  entering a major highway, a panel will appear the distance of the next three exits and what services one find at them. What it excel at is more detailed in the midst of driving.

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On the subject for navigation, the system lock you out from inputting any parameters while on the move, and also applies to dialing a via Bluetooth connection if you haven’t it in the phone book, or have it in call history which me to the potentially less safe to bypass this nanny-ness by the number on my phone anyway of using the car’s dial which is at least near the line of sight in the flip-up  Plenty of the rest of the functions are while driving, but almost the interfaces are too home computer-like to be used on the go. ipod music for example, are very much set up file folders with at the top of the screen that can be clicked on the cursor, all perfectly fine standing still, but take a heap of the attention the driver from his or her primary duties the wheel.

Lexus seems to noticed that there is to take your mind off of in the HS 250h and has a tech package with loads of driving to pick up the slack. Most is the Lane Keep Assist, uses various sensors to the car in the lane if the driver’s lack of causes the car to slightly veer. activated and approaching the edge of a too much, the HS 250h will towards the center ever so to compensate. It won’t be a dramatic, moment, but the driver will a subtle amount of force in the steering wheel.


The system will also a steering wheel graphic on the LCD in the gauge cluster to remind the that one or both hands are from it, as well as have two illustrated that become when one seems to be wandering them. On top of the steering column are that monitor the driver’s as well when the Lane Assist is on. Wandering pupils or lids will prompt the car to loudly for attention.

Shutting one eye trick the sensors, but a decent of squinting will. The cruise radar can work in conjunction this and follow a lead car while maintaining about a car length distance. If there is a interruption such as getting cut off or ahead slamming the brakes, the HS will beep wildly and rapidly brake to a low speed, but not stop completely on its own.

these are meant for driver between the comfortable ride and interior, driver information and driver assists, it’s to see how an occupant is almost discouraged doing much driving at all for coming home from the bar as with taco bell in one and a podcast playing so I hear). The HS is clearly for someone who wants level comfort but has no call for driving performance; with to keep them entertained getting from A to B, and reducing fuel budget at a minimum. an estimated combined MPG of 35, the HS 250h probably only need every other week daily use. Money isn’t spent on fuel go to towards the dealership, as the MSRP at $37,000. This review laden with all options at $44,967, including the $875 fee.

  Seems to be a hefty bottom but keep in mind an owner be making 1k back a year not going to the pump.

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