2011 Lexus HS250h Price, Review & Picture – New Car Reviews, The HS 250h was all new for 2010, so no mechanical or interior changes were announced for the new model year. There was a safety recall that happened for the 2010 HS, which involved reprogramming the antilock brakes. Otherwise, the only news is with exterior color changes: Satin Cashmere Metallic replaces Golden Almond Metallic, Deep Sea Mica replaces Black Sapphire Pearl, and Aurora White Pearl has been discontinued.
The Lexus HS 250h is the carmakers very first dedicated hybrid offering. The HS 250h is akin to the Prius by Toyota, but the HS 250h does not get its design from other offerings by the carmaker. The HS 250h has a novel design. Its size positions the HS 250h as a hybrid sedan between the IS and the ES by Lexus. The Lexus HS 250h is the first hybrid with a four-cylinder engine made by the carmaker. The vehicle has a 2.4 Liter, Atkinson cycle DOHC Inline-four coupled with two electric motors. The end result is a car producing 187 horsepower from its Hybrid Synergy Drive system.
The tranny coupled with the setup is a CVT offering. The entire system is like the powertrain identified in the Toyota Camry hybrid. The Lexus HS 250h has an interior with two-toned coloring. The cabin is very spacious and it has superior amenities. The vehicle has things like a remote touch controller, an impeccabl3e navigation system, and it has an optional heads up display as well. This vehicle unifies luxury with practicality.
The HS looks like a smaller car than it actually is. And this is not a rebadged Prius; this is a Lexus sedan with plenty of Lexus styling cues. The HS rolls on standard 17-inch wheels with 18-inchers available as an option. Plenty of tech features here: iPod connectivity and Bluetooth, optional navigation system comes with the computer-mouselike Remote Touch controller, there’s an optional heads-up display, voice command, and lots of gauges to monitor the hybrid system.
The HS 250h gets to 60 mph in 8.1 seconds from a stop and through the quarter mile in 16.2 seconds at 87.9 mph. Even though the HS is 500 pounds heavier than the Prius, it’s also more powerful, which explains why the HS is two seconds faster to 60. The HS is quiet on the freeway and handles well in turns, although this is no sport sedan. Dual front airbags, front and rear side airbags, dual front knee airbags, and front and rear side curtain airbags are standard. Also standard are disc brakes with four-sensor ABS with brake assist, and stability control.
Body styles: Sedan
Engines: 2.4L I-4
Transmissions: Continuously variable transmission (CVT)
Models: HS 250h
EPA Fuel Economy
35 mpg city/34 mpg highway
Price : $36,330 – $39,100