"Surprising; More I Drive My HS 250h, More I Like it!"5.0 starson by jamesdgodfrey
Pros: The key feature for city driving, beyond the low emissions, low fuel usage at city speeds, is the often overlooked immediate access to acceleration because you have 100% torque the moment you step on the accelerator! Both the electric motor and gasoline
Cons: There are NO real cons per se!
This is NOT a Prius, as some have suggested, NOR is it a Camry in disguise, as others have suggested.
My previous Lexus GS had a beautiful interior and leather finishes and, whilst this vehicle has a very modern inte
Summary: I reside in TORONTO, Ontario, Canada and during the month of February, attended the Toronto International Auto Show. The show was BETTER than the past 2 years BUT not as good as 2000 - 2006.
Regardless, I noted that ALL of the manufacturers, Audi and Mercedes included, have "cheapened" the interior finishing of their vehicles. The ONLY two manufacturers that seem to be keeping the quality up are Lexus and BMW.
Last year, I almost switched to a BMW 328 xi but opted to acquire another Lexus, a Lexus HS 250h. I like my car - VERY much; the hybrid technology has impressed me, more than I thought it would. The finishes are interesting too, as they are primarily composed of recycled materials, so I have liked it for many reasons.
While at the show, I also noted another all Hybrid by the Lexus division of Toyota, the CT 200h; what a GREAT car! Well built, nicely finished and AWESOME pricing. VERY impressed! The new Prius at Toyota caught my attention again as well! Toyota is ON their game again and is shows!
Not to hype hybrid technology, nor Toyota products but I have been asked, more than with any other car I have owned as an adult, how I liked my Lexus Hybrid?
The key feature for city driving, beyond the low emissions, low fuel usage at city speeds, is the often overlooked immediate access to acceleration because you have 100% torque the moment you step on the accelerator!
I replaced a 2006 Lexus GS 300 AWD, 12 months ago, with this Lexus, a 2010 HS 250h. Surprisingly, now that I have driven it for some time, it is turning out to be one of my favourite cars ever, unlike the GS which turned out to be one of my least favourite. The HS 250h has been a pure inspiration both technologically and in terms of anticipated drive quality versus real world experience which has surpassed my wildest expectations. Great car, with better than expected performance, handling and all around driving pleasure.
Now that the dedicated hybrid units have been on the road at Lexus in the form of my HS 250h model, even your competitor in the car ratings area, Edmunds, is giving them great reviews.
As well, the original hybrid vehicle by Toyota out of Japan, the Prius, is now over a decade old and they are holding up "like new" over the decade.
That speaks to an ongoing commitment to quality!
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