Intro: Lexus calls the 2011 HS 250h luxury hybrid "the most fuel efficient Lexus ever" Offering a gas/electric power source, scads of luxury features and cutting edge technology, the HS 250h has raised the bar in the burgeoning hybrid market.
Features: The HS is more than just fuel efficiency, as evidenced by the optional "Remote Track" system. Using a trackball-like controller in the center console, it lets the driver easily adjust the audio, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, navigation system, and personal settings.
Performance: The HS 250h hybrid powertrain utilizes a 147 horsepower 2.4-liter inline 4, combined with an electric motor and battery pack to produce 187 horsepower, while a continuously variable transmission linked to a regenerative braking system routes power to the front wheels and energy to the batteries.
Fuel Economy: Fuel economy for the HS hybrid is as follows:
Pricing/Warranty: Base MSRP for the 2011 Lexus HS 250h is $35,100. A Premium model starts at $37,870. The HS 250h is backed by a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Summary: With state of the art hybrid technology, a next-generation driver interface and loads of upscale features, the Lexus HS 250h qualifies as a leader among luxury hybrid sedans.