Automakers build hybrids — and consumers buy them — for different reasons. It's not always about maximum mileage, and there's no better example of that than the Lexus LS 600h L, the hybrid version of the luxury brand's flagship LS 460 sedan (reviewed separately).
If you view the 2013 Lexus LS 600h L as you would any other hybrid, it would simply be an epic failure. If you ignore its hybrid drivetrain, it's a damn nice ride and one of the most comfortable limousines — er, cars — you can buy.
The first hybrid luxury vehicle was the 2006 Lexus RX 400h SUV, which did a nice job of meeting hybrid expectations by providing a respectable fuel-efficiency boost over the model's gas-only... Read More