driver and front passenger dual-stage airbags, front seat-mounted side airbags, rear seat-mounted side airbags, front and rear side-curtain airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags; active headrests for front seats; four-sensor, four channel anti-lock brake system (ABS) with Brake Assist; enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC); enhanced side impact protection and side impact door beams; direct tire pressure monitoring system; Safety Connect with automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle location, emergency assist button and enhanced roadside assistance (1-year subscription included)
Safety equipment (optional):
Lane Keep Assist with lane departure warning; pre-collision system with dynamic radar cruise control; emergency assist button (SOS)
4 years/50,000 miles
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSRP):
Lexus HS 250h Premium ($36,970)
leather-trimmed seats; 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with eight-way power-adjustable front passenger seat; automatic climate control; 10-speaker, 137-watt audio system with a six-disc CD changer, a subwoofer and center speaker; Bluetooth for phone and music streaming capabilities; satellite radio with 90-day trial subscription; USB/iPod connectivity operated via steering wheel controls or display screen; 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels; Premium adds heated/ventilated front seats trimmed in semi-aniline leather; 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels; rain-sensing windshield wipers; heated electrochromic exterior mirrors; genuine wood interior trim; key fob seat memory system
Options as tested (MSRP):
Wide View front monitor with backup monitor ($350); Navigation Package ($2125) includes Generation 6 navigation system with voice command, Remote Touch navigation controller, Bluetooth, air ionizer, Lexus Enform with destination assist and eDestinaiton (1-year trial subscription), Lexus Insider, XM NavTraffic, NavWeather, Sports and Stocks (90-day trial subscription included); Technology Package ($3900) with Intuitive Park Assist, Pre-Collision System with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, with Lane Departure Warning, Heads-Up Display (HUD), Driver Monitor
Gas guzzler tax:
Price as tested (MSRP):
2.4-liter four-cylinder with hybrid transaxle and front electric drive motors
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
All prices are manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) effective as of July 24, 2009.
Prices do not include manufacturer’s destination and delivery charges.
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Manufacturer Info Sources:
800-255-3987 – www.lexus.com