2010 Lexus HS 250h

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Available Price Range $9,451-$18,963 Trims2 Combined MPG 35 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2010 Lexus HS 250h

Our Take

The HS 250h, a small five-seat sedan, is Lexus' first dedicated hybrid, meaning a model that's not available in gas-only form. It's also Lexus' most affordable hybrid to date. T... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Small backseat
  • Spongy brake pedal when stopping quickly
  • Remote Touch interface demands too much attention
  • Wide-angle front camera seems like overkill
  • Gets pricey with options

Notable Features

  • New for 2010
  • 10 airbags standard
  • Available Remote Touch navigation system
  • Available wide-angle front camera
  • Available Pre-Collision System monitors driver's face


Our Expert Reviews

Lexus' new HS 250h is a refined hybrid luxury sedan that delivers plenty of power when you need it and features a high-quality interior. In terms of efficiency, its EPA-estimated gas mileage of 35/34 mpg city/highway vaults it to the head of Lexus' lineup, as well as near the top of the luxury segment. That's all well and good, but many eco-conscious shoppers will compare the HS ... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.4 out of 5

Based on 22 reviews

I love this car!

by Luxury Hybrid Driver from San Diego, CA on November 7, 2011

I purchased my 2010 HS250 pre-owned with about 11k miles on it. It has the Technology Package, which is something that I definately wanted (and highly recommend). The tech package features: Laser Cru... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

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Free Scheduled Maintenance


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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