Intro: The Lexus GS 450h sedan offers a fascinating blend of rear wheel drive performance and hybrid technology. The 5-passenger GS hybrid has been updated for 2010 with a new grille, wheels and taillights aimed at visually separating the GS hybrid from its conventionally powered brethren.
Features: The reflective gauge cluster is eye catching, and houses the trip computer which provides hybrid performance updates. It is operated by the pop-out control panel located to the left of the multifunction steering wheel.
Performance: The GS hybrid combines a 3.5-liter V6 gas engine with an electric motor to produce a total of 340 horsepower which is routed to the rear wheels through a continuously variable transmission.
Fuel Economy: Fuel economy for the GS hybrid is as follows:
Pricing/Warranty: Base MSRP for the 2010 Lexus GS 450h is $57,450 in its lone trim. It is backed by a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Summary: Updated styling, along with a fuel efficient and potent powertrain, provides a performance foundation that makes the GS 450h an attractive option for a sporty, yet green-minded, luxury sedan.