2011 Lexus GS 450h Values

Largely unchanged as the GS 450h enters 2011, the Lexus hybrid-equipped large four-door returns with a unique approach to utilizing electric assistance. Instead of focusing on improving fuel economy, the 2011 Lexus GS 450h uses the electric motor as a performance boost to the 3.5 liter V-6 powerplant. Together, the hybrid combination on the 2011 GS 450h produces 340 horsepower. Through acceleration, the 2011 Lexus GS 450h sedan storms from 0 to 60 miles per hour in only 5.2 seconds. While fuel economy gains are less present on the 2011 Lexus GS 450h then compared to other hybrids, the usage of a V-6 engine combined to a continuously variable transmission does create admirable range of 22 miles city and 25 highway per gallon of fuel. Notable standard features on the 2011 Lexus GS 450h includes backup camera, Bluetooth connectivity, ventilated front seats and Intuitive Parking Assist. An optional Mark Levinson 330-watt, 14-speaker audio system includes 7.1 surround sound.

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New in the Lexus GS lineup for 2011 is a standard brake override system. When the brake is applied, the system cuts engine power even if the accelerator pedal is also applied, allowing the car to be safely slowed and stopped.

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Quiet, comfortable, excellent build quality; available all-wheel drive; available hybrid; latest in safety features

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The GS packs a lot of amenities into a very reliable 4-door sedan starting with a powerful engine. No GS has an output under 300 hp, which adds a strong performance punch to the sedan. Safety technology includes Lexus's Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management system, which coordinates a slew of sensors to keep the car headed where the driver intends it to go. For fuel misers, the full-hybrid 450h gets 22 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, better than 10% improvement over its gasoline-only siblings.

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