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The Lexus HS 250h was the luxury first-ever dedicated hybrid, a car no conventional gasoline model. for 2010, it has failed to live up to its expectations and has generally received reviews.

It is powered by a version of the powertrain used in the larger Camry Hybrid, with a four-cylinder engine mated to Hybrid Synergy Drive which uses a pair of that can power the car on electricity under light loads at low add torque to the engine’s output, and its nickel-metal-hydride battery pack. combined output of the engine and is 187 horsepower.

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 view out is restricted by the beltline, and the cabin is narrower passengers might expect. Its center stack and console down from the dash, and it has the small drive selector as the The mouse-like controller for the optional Remote Touch system controls navigation and stereo under the driver’s right on the console, and proves relatively to use.

Compared to the hybrid Prius, the Lexus HS weighs 600 pounds more, so despite its engine, the performance isn’t stellar. The engine seems to on more than it does in the and the HS is surprisingly noisy inside. hard acceleration, the engine to a howl while struggling to the heavy car forward, and the second-smallest lets in a lot of wind noise—more you’d expect from its trappings.

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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 drawback to the HS 250h may be its gas Rated by the EPA at 35 mpg combined, it’s than any of the hybrid mid-size including the Ford Fusion, Sonata, and Toyota Camry. All of cars have lower prices, and while their of luxury features don’t those of the Lexus HS, they more interior room and in cases, a much more experience behind the wheel.

buyers expect lots of and the HS delivers on both standard and high-tech options. The technology up front with the all-LED which are part of an adaptive system that points the around corners for better They also have own washers, and the car dims the high 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.

Lexus HS Electric Cars
Lexus HS Electric Cars
Lexus HS Electric Cars
Lexus HS Electric Cars
Lexus HS Electric Cars
Lexus HS Electric Cars
Lexus HS Electric Cars
Lexus HS Electric Cars

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