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2011 Lexus HS 250h 4dr Sdn Premium

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Price with options: $39,100

MSRP: $39,100

Base Invoice: $35,581

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City: 35 - Hwy: 34

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2012 Lexus HS 250h Pros

The 2012 Lexus HS250h is virtually unchanged from the 2011 model.

2012 Lexus HS 250h Model Highlights

Lexus designed the HS 250h to be a hybrid from the beginning. Unlike Lexus' other hybrid models, which are based on existing vehicles and then adapted to use hybrid powertrains, the HS 250h was always intended to be a premium hybrid car that would blend fuel efficiency, solid performance and luxury appointments.

The HS 250h is offered in two different models: base and Premium. Both come with a version of Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive, pairing a 147-horsepower, 2.5L Atkinson Cycle 4-cylinder engine with an electric motor system, regenerative braking and a battery pack. Altogether the system produces up to 187 hp and achieves EPA fuel economy ratings of 35 mpg city, 34 highway--all on regular gas.

Performance from the hybrid system is actually quite good; it can accelerate to 60 mph in 8.4 seconds, according to Lexus. At higher speeds, the HS 250h's aerodynamic body and 0.27 coefficient of drag aid both performance and fuel economy while also reducing wind noise.

A MacPherson strut front suspension and double-wishbone rear suspension help provide good sharp handling, and steering is provided by a rack-and-pinion design with electric power assist.

The HS 250h has seating for five adults, along with a large trunk. Taller drivers might find the front headroom a bit tight. Throughout the interior--such as for the standard upholstery and some trim--Lexus used bioplastic materials from plant sources-- about 30 percent of interior and trunk trim components use so-called ecological plastics. The focal point of the interior is the dramatic curved instrument panel and its Remote Touch control, a system that utilizes a trackball-like controller in the center of the console. It controls menus and navigation-system functions with relative ease.

All HS 250h models come with a multi-information display that uses high-contrast OLED technology and displays fuel consumption, range and power flow for the hybrid system. There's also an Eco Drive light that helps the driver find the most fuel-efficient driving style.

Safety features are more abundant in the HS 250h than in many more expensive luxury cars at its price. Front and side-impact airbags are standard, as are curtain and knee for both front occupants. The HS250h also comes with active head restraints and electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes and brake assist.

The base model HS offers a feature list sure to please most buyers-- including a sunroof, power heated mirrors, power seats, a smart-key system, a garage-door opener, dual-zone climate control, rear air conditioning vents and a 10-speaker sound system with 6-disc changer, USB and auxiliary inputs. Options on the base HS include a Touring Package that brings 18-inch wheels, 2-tone heated leather seats and other appearance upgrades including LED headlamps and wood trim.

An optional navigation system includes XM NavTraffic and NavWeather, which integrate live traffic and weather conditions with navigation maps and routing. Lexus Enform is another suite of services that include a navigation system with Destination Assist and eDestination, which allow the navigation system to be programmed remotely, with access to a live concierge. A backup monitor and wide-view front monitor are also available.

Upgrading to the Premium model brings leather upholstery, wood trim, heated-and-ventilated front seats, heated side mirrors with puddle lamps, and rain-sensing wipers, among other extras. Options exclusive to the Premium include Lane-Keep Assist, which reads the pavement striping, sounds an alarm and will even nudge the vehicle back into the lane. Dynamic radar cruise control monitors traffic ahead and will follow at a predetermined distance. A heads-up display, park assist, a pre-collision system and a driver attention monitor that reads the driver's face for telltale patterns of fatigue are all available as well as part of a $3,900 Tech Package.

2012 Lexus HS 250h Model News

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.

2012 Lexus HS 250h Value Writeup

Fuel economy; responsive hybrid powertrain; standard luxury features; entry-level base price

Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake Type Pwr
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )  
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x - TBD -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)  
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0? F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD -
Displacement 2.4L/144
Engine Order Code  
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System EFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 147 @ 6000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 138 @ 4400
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A) 35
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone
Clutch Size (in)  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)  
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)  
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)  
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)  
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)  
Third Gear Ratio (:1)  
Trans Description Cont. ECVT
Trans Description Cont. Again  
Trans Order Code  
Trans Type 1
EPA Classification Mid-Size
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3770
Glass-imprinted antenna w/FM diversity antenna
Lexus premium audio -inc: AM/FM stereo, in-dash 6-disc CD/MP3 changer, automatic sound levelizer (ASL), (10) speakers, USB jack, aux audio jack, Bluetooth, integrated XM satellite radio w/90 day free trial subsrciption
Shark fin satellite antenna
18" x 7.5" 5-spoke aluminum wheels
Automatic on/off headlamps -inc: off-delay
Exclusive chrome-accented hybrid grille design
Integrated front fog lamps
Integrated front/rear lower spoilers
LED brake & tail lights
P225/45WR18 BSW all-season tires
Pwr heated electrochromic mirrors -inc: integrated turn signals, puddle lamps, memory, reverse tilt-down, defoggers
Pwr tilt/slide moonroof -inc: 1-touch open/close, sunshade
Rain-sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers
T145/70D17 temporary spare tire
UV & windshield-infrared ray-reducing tinted window glass
Water-repellant front door glass
(3) rear seat adjustable headrests
Automatic dual-zone climate control -inc: pollen filter, rear seat vents
Brown walnut interior trim
Carpeted front & rear floor mats
Center console -inc: (2) front cupholders, storage, 12V pwr outlet
Coat hooks
Cruise control
Driving controls -inc: normal, pwr, ECO & EV controls
Dual illuminated vanity mirrors -inc: sliding extensions
Electrochromic rearview mirror -inc: compass
Force-limiting seatbelt pretensioners on all outboard seats
Front door storage pockets
Front/rear door cup/bottle holders
Genuine wood interior trim (N/A w/TP Touring Pkg)
Heated/ventilated front bucket seats -inc: 10-way pwr driver w/pwr lumbar, 8-way pwr front passenger w/pwr lumbar, driver seat memory, adjustable headrests
HomeLink garage door opener
Illuminated entry -inc: door courtesy lights
Leather-wrapped illuminated shift knob
Leather-wrapped pwr tilt/telescopic steering wheel -inc: audio & display controls, memory, auto tilt-away
Lexus personalized settings (LPS)
Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) multi-information display -inc: ECO driving mode indicator
Outside temp gauge
Peforated semi-aniline leather interior trim
Pwr door locks -inc: anti lock-out feature
Pwr fuel door & trunk release
Pwr windows -inc: 1-touch auto up/down, jam protection, remote-linked
Rear defogger w/timer
Retained accessory pwr
Semi-aniline leather seat trim
SmartAccess key system
Vehicle theft-deterrent system w/engine immobilizer
2.4L DOHC SFI 16-valve Atkinson cycle I4 engine -inc: variable valve timing w/intelligence (VVT-i), permanent magnet electric motors
4-wheel pwr disc brakes
Double wishbone independent rear suspension -inc: coil springs, gas shocks
Electronically controlled brake system -inc: regenerative control, brake override system
Electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (ECVT)
Front wheel drive
Front/rear stabilizer bars
MacPherson strut independent front suspension -inc: coil springs, gas shocks
Push button start
Rack & pinion pwr steering -inc: electronic pwr assist
Tool kit
Active front headrests
ALR seatbelt (ELR driver) retractors on all outboard seats
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) -inc: brake assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Child restraint seat (CRS) w/top tether anchor brackets
Child safety rear door locks
Collapsible steering column
Daytime running lights w/off switch
Direct tire pressure monitor system
Dual-stage front SRS airbags -inc: variable deployment speeds, front passenger occupancy detector
ELR seatbelt retractors on outboard passenger seats
Enhanced side impact protection
Enhanced vehicle stability control (VSC)
First aid kit
Front knee SRS airbags
Front seatbelt height adjusters
Front/rear crumple zones
Front/rear seat-mounted side SRS airbags
Front/rear side-curtain SRS airbags
Interior emergency trunk release
Lexus safety connect -inc: automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle location, emergency assist button (SOS), enhanced roadside assistance
Side impact door beams
Soft impact-dissipating upper interior trim
Traction control (TRAC)