This Silver Opal Mica HS has plenty to offer. This car had the black leather interior with charcoal gray accents. It also has the usual standard features like theLexus 10-speaker Premium Sound System with 6 disc in-dash CD/MP3,XM Radio and USB/AUX inputs. You can even work your iPod through the steering wheel controls. All the usual standard Lexus power features are there including a moonroof, push button start and smart key remote access are standard. It also has a split 5 spoke 17″ wheel package with Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus tires which are V rated!
The HS is all about efficiency and great fuel economy. The HS is EPA rated at 35 city/34 hwy and 35 combined. The worst mileage I experienced was 32.1 mpg riding the car mostly in PWR mode and the drive selector in B. The best mileage I was able to achieve was 40.1 mpg mainly on the freeway. In mixed city/hwy driving averaged 34-35mpg consistently of course this is with the use of regular 87 unleaded gasoline. Being that this did not have all the bells and whistles, I was more focused on obtaining the best MPGs. I mostly drove in ECO and NORMAL drive modes if you can believe that!
So what’s not to like? The HS250h would make a great commuter car as well as a traveling companion. Most importantly it only needs 87 octane gas. If you haven’t driven one, try it out, you will be surprised. Below are a few pics of my experience with the HS250h.
HS meets Wald ISF
Yes they are related in someway…L-Finesse.
RX’s, ISc’s and more…
Gauge cluster of the HS250h
HS with the 2IS and 1IS
HS and a Corolla. Same size? NOT.
Bamboo Pearl & Silver Opal Mica. BP is darker and greener.
HS meets M3
HS meets it’s cousin 3rd Gen Prius
Split 5 spoke 17″ wheels and V Rated Michelin tires!
HS – A West Coast Novelty?
San Francisco in the background.
Sutro Tower surrounded by fog
Visiting history. The former Naval Air Station Alameda
All Electric meets Hybrid
Visiting the former NAS Treasure Island & the Oakland Span – Bay Bridge
The cockpit of the HS250h -Non Nav
About to head into The City
Ready to put the pedal to the metal!
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