2010 Lexus Hs 250 H
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I love this car!

by 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...
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 Cruise control (automatically slows you down if traffic in front of you slows, and then speeds you back up when it clears). Love this!!! Lane Departure Warning: If you start to drift out of your lane (and you're not using the turn signal), this feature beeps (to alert the driver) and gently helps steer the wheel back into your lane (you can actually feel the steering wheel tighten up, like driving a race car in an arcade game)! I really like this feature too! Collision Warning: If you're rapidly heading towards a slow moving (or stopped) object (like another vehicle), this feature alerts the driver with warning lights and buzzers, and pumps up the brakes to prepare for an accident avoidance. Rain Sensing Wipers: These turn on when it starts to rain, automatically go faster if the rain increases, and then they slow down and eventually turn off when the rain stops. I really dig these! Aside from all of the above, the tech package adds a heads-up display that shows your speed, radio station, navigation directions, and other useful information that is easily readible regardless of the time of day. My car also has an AMAZING sound system (not quite Mark Levinson, but very close), and so many other cool features I could go on and on. My only minor gripes: the vehicle could be a little higher for me (I'm tall). Another inch or two of legroom would also be appreciated (I'm 6'4"). I could also use a little more interior storage places in the doors and center console. I average around 30mpgs with city & hwy driving in San Diego (lots of hills). Get this car, you'll be glad you did! It's definately one of the best cars I've ever owned or driven!
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A luxary car that happens to be a hybrid

by from Long Island, NY on November 17, 2009

I have owned this base model car for a month and have driven it on several long trips and in lots of local stop & go traffic. It is a very nice luxary car with good road handling on both dry and wet r...
I have owned this base model car for a month and have driven it on several long trips and in lots of local stop & go traffic. It is a very nice luxary car with good road handling on both dry and wet roads that is aided by water resistant windows and fog lights. The car has very good steering, excellent brakes, very good views of the road, and European-like road feedback that is not surprising since it is built on a frame used by Toyota in Europe. The acceleration is good but more pedal push is needed than in a gas car to get to a fast speed quickly. On steep upward hyway grades I needed to kick in the hybrid power mode only once to maintain speed. The car has every possilbe safety feature. Every seat in the car is very comfortable and the heated seats work well. Most of the controls are easy to reach and are intuitive to use. The radio is excellent, the climate control system is quiet and very effective, and the information displayed on the dash is easy to read and is informative. The interior looks and feels large with seats set about three inches higher than most other midsize cars. The truck looks small at first but with an optional net can swallow three midsize pieces of luggage with some room to spare. If this was the end of the review this would be a nice luxary car with a reasonable price. However, throw in the hybrid system and this car is excellent. The hybrid system in this car takes a few hours of driving to fully understand and appreciate. With easy accelleration at lights, stop and go traffic will yield about 38 mpg. I get about the same mpg on hyways. However, fast starts from lights and fast acceleration on hyways can lower mpg to about 32. I expect about 35 mpg most of time. The dash can display realtime mpg in one mode and the realtime relationship between pedal push and use of fuel in another mode. A motivated driver can learn to drive greener with this feedback. Overall, this is an excellent hybrid car.
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This is the car for higher gas prices.

by from Twin Cities, MN on February 24, 2011

Have owned by HS 250H for 1000 miles now and I highly recommend it. If you have a heavy right foot, then you will get the EPA mileage. I just finished a 300 mile round trip and averaged 41.2 mpg; I ha...
Have owned by HS 250H for 1000 miles now and I highly recommend it. If you have a heavy right foot, then you will get the EPA mileage. I just finished a 300 mile round trip and averaged 41.2 mpg; I have yet to use the power mode and am getting along just fine thank you. These cars will soon start rising in price; get a discounted one while you still can!
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Lexus Hybrid

by from Southeast Florida on December 8, 2011

Love the idea of a hybrid Lexus. The HS250h delivers what is advertised. When comparing to other hybrids you will find more luxury and appointments with this car. The information systems built into th...
Love the idea of a hybrid Lexus. The HS250h delivers what is advertised. When comparing to other hybrids you will find more luxury and appointments with this car. The information systems built into the HS gives you constant feedback to help you with your driving habits to even further improve mileage. There are some "out there on the internet" claiming astronomical mpg but if you look at the sticker you will be pleased with the performance and mpg. Remember you are comparing to a hybrid and not to the top of the line luxury Lexus and you will be pleased with your purchase.
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Nice car with excellent gas mileage

by from Los Anglese, CA on August 9, 2013

Well appointed in the Lexus tradition. Great gas mileage average around 38 mpg around town. Get the one with the 17in wheels though. The 18 inch wheels look sporty, but the low profile tires hurt the ...
Well appointed in the Lexus tradition. Great gas mileage average around 38 mpg around town. Get the one with the 17in wheels though. The 18 inch wheels look sporty, but the low profile tires hurt the ride comfort.
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One of the best cars I've owned

by from Dallas TX on July 12, 2011

We bought this car for 3 reasons: Superior customer service with loan cars. Luxury features and benefits. Gas mileage. We have now had the car for 14 months and never been in the shop other than for n...
We bought this car for 3 reasons: Superior customer service with loan cars. Luxury features and benefits. Gas mileage. We have now had the car for 14 months and never been in the shop other than for normal mantaince. The car drives great and very smooth and has a heavy feeling even though its a mid size car. What can I say its a Lexus!!!
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What I expected

by from Fontana, CA on October 12, 2009

I have had my 2 previous luxury cars for 10 yrs apiece so when I wanted to get a new car, I was mainly interested in a luxury car that provided better mileage. The HS250h is a great choice for that bu...
I have had my 2 previous luxury cars for 10 yrs apiece so when I wanted to get a new car, I was mainly interested in a luxury car that provided better mileage. The HS250h is a great choice for that but clearly is not as luxurious, quiet or performance oriented as my previous car. As long as you understand that this is a car with a smaller wheelbase and is a less performance oriented car, then your experience with the HS250h will be great. Have had the car for about 2 weeks. The car with the color I wanted was only available in the Premium model with the technology package. The mileage has been better than expected. I have been averaging slightly better than EPA reported mileage so far in a mix of highway/city driving. Uses regular gas which is nice. Technology package has lots of bells and whistles, more than I think I really need but will be fun to play with when I get all the features figured out. Even though this is a smaller car than I am used to, I feel safe with the safety features included. Can seat 5 passengers but the rear seat with 3 adults is tight. Some might object to the pricing, but you are paying for the "Lexus" name as well as the hybrid/"green" factor Overall, this car is what I expected and am happy with my purchase.
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reliable comfort machine

by from San Francisco, CA on June 4, 2014

I bought 2010 Lexus HS250 about four weeks ago and so far the ride has been superb. The fact that this 4-d vehicle itself has taller sittings compared to other sedans is likely to give a slight feelin...
I bought 2010 Lexus HS250 about four weeks ago and so far the ride has been superb. The fact that this 4-d vehicle itself has taller sittings compared to other sedans is likely to give a slight feeling that you are riding in an SUV even if you are not. Although you may not get as quite a pick-up as a conventional 4-d sedans of recent years, you are not likely to complain about it given it is an hybrid and comes with all its complexities. The auto mileage calculator display on the front hovers between 33 to 37 MPG in my car but that I shall only validate as to be true or close in the coming weeks or months. The voice navigation system probably needed improvements and so for voice commands you would give could have been improvised, but the maps and the navigation seem to be working without a glitch. The backup camera does a perfect job of what it is meant to do. Not making the front system a touch screen might ruin the show but you will like it when you can tap on menus without having to lean forward if that were only a touchscreen. With so many interior features with such a great discount (thanks that they discontinued its further production) in price, if you're thinking of any hybrid in luxury segment, you should try to find if any of this is available for sale with any dealers nearby. I am loving it and I hope to keep this car for another 4-5 years at least. Happy searching!
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Best reliable car so far I ever owned

by from Quebec city QC Canada on October 2, 2016

this car is comfortable plus luxury and good in fuel economy and no cost at all for services.So far oil changed every 30000km with synthetic oil and I just look at the brakes at 200000km and the wear ...
this car is comfortable plus luxury and good in fuel economy and no cost at all for services.So far oil changed every 30000km with synthetic oil and I just look at the brakes at 200000km and the wear was 20 %. Hybrid system does some braking as you slow down and recharged the battery.On traffic jammed this car is phenomenal.Handling is good even in bad snowstorm I was actually really surprised how well the car was reacting on bad weather conditions..Best car I ever had so far.Only problem I have the 2 headlamps burned.6.3l/100 at 117km/hr and low 5 in country road driving 85 to 100 km/hrs.
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Another Lexus that is superb

by from Sacramento, CA on June 11, 2014

I have owned a Lexus since 1993 and although I look around when I am going to make another purchase, I always come back to Lexus. I have woned several of the "ES" model and also still have the GX470. ...
I have owned a Lexus since 1993 and although I look around when I am going to make another purchase, I always come back to Lexus. I have woned several of the "ES" model and also still have the GX470. I recently purchase the 2010 HS250h and it is a great car. I am getting at least 34 mpg and yet I have all of the luxury of the other Lexus's that I have owned. As always, the service is above expectations. The inside of the car is like a cockpit with all controls being well placed for easy access and most importantly for safe driving.
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