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2011 Lexus HS250h Sedan

2011 Lexus HS250h Review

(3 Stars)  Hybrid in expensive suit

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
Until the CT200H is released the HS250H will be the most fuel efficient model in Lexus' lineup. This is their first built from scratch hybrid vehicle. Rather than some other model which are gasoline cars with the addition of electric motors and batteries.

It utilizes a Toyota sourced 2.4 liter four cylinder, which when paired with its electric motors, or what Lexus calls it's Hybrid Synergy Drive system, is good for 187hp. The engine features many current gen tech goodies, such as piston cooling oil jets, heat exhaust vents behind the radiator, and a crankshaft optimized for reduced vibration and harshness. The engine also meets the stringent Super Low Emissions Vehicle (SULEV) requirements.

Improving aerodynamics was a major concern in the design of this car and every surface was carefully scrutinized. The result is a .27 CD, this is the most aerodynamic car in its class. This helps it to achieve great fuel economy. It's fuel economy is further reduced by an IR blocking laminate in the windshield to help reduce the need for air conditioning. Even more power can be saved with the LED headlights.

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2011 HS250h Base Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.4L in-linefour-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing and four valves per cylinder
Electric / unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 35 MPG city, 34 MPG highway, 35 MPG combined and 508 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
14.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 187 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 187 ft lb of torque @ 4,400 rpm
Secondary power: 147 hp and 138 lb ft

'11 Lexus Sedan Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Compass
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Tilt
  Exterior  
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Moonroof
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Knee Air Bag
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Leather Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc Changer
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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iPod Connector
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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