The 2012 Lexus HS 250h is a compact, entry-level luxury sedan powered by a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder hybrid engine that produces 187 hp, for a 0-60 time of 8.4 seconds. FWD is paired with a CVT transmission, enabling the HS 250h to achieve an EPA estimated 35 mpg city and 34 mpg highway. Features include keyless entry, dynamic radar cruise control, LED lights, intuitive park assist, navigation, hands-free phone capabilities, and heated/cooled seats. Advanced driving modes allow the driver to select the performance orientation of the vehicle; power, ECO, and EV are all available power modes. Safety is comprised of ten airbags, adaptive front lighting, vehicle stability control, lane keep assist with departure warning, anti-lock braking, and smart stop technology. The HS 250h is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The 2012 Lexus HS250h is virtually unchanged from the 2011 model.
Fuel economy; responsive hybrid powertrain; standard luxury features; entry-level base price
Lexus designed the HS 250h from the ground up to be a hybrid vehicle. As such, it manages to achieve 35 combined mpg yet still maintain Lexus standards of comfort and performance. Safety is also a focus of the HS-- it features a total of ten airbags and class-leading accident-avoidance features. Standard features are very generous, but some exciting technology is optional, such as Lane-Keep Assist, a Heads-Up Display and a 15-speaker Mark Levinson sound system.