A luxury hybrid sedan, the 2010 Lexus HS 250h has a combination gas and electric powertrain to help it achieve an EPA estimated fuel-economy rating of 35 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. The HS 250h seats five passengers comfortably thanks to standard features such as dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, and a power moonroof. The combined power rating for the four-cylinder gas and electric engines is 187 hp.Read more Read less
The Lexus HS 250h is a completely new model for 2010, with a full-hybrid system combining a 4-cylinder gasoline engine and electric motor system. The small sedan has room for five and a large trunk. Though not directly related to the Toyota Prius, the HS 250h has a focus on fuel-efficient luxury, top technology and accident-avoidance features and sustainable materials.
Fuel economy; responsive hybrid powertrain; standard luxury features; safety gear; advanced technology; trunk space
Lexus says that the HS 250h the world's first hybrid-only vehicle, achieving 80-percent better city mileage (35 mpg combined) than the average near-luxury car. Safety is also a focus of the new HS; it features a total of ten airbags and class-leading accident-avoidance features. The HS 250h performs comparably to other full-hybrid vehicles, but it does have an unbeatable feature set. Standard features are very generous, but some exciting technology is optional, such as Lane-Keep Assist and the Heads-Up Display.