Edmunds Reviews the Lexus HS 250h

Lexus HS250h

The Lexus HS 250h reviews keep coming—next up is Edmunds, who have heavy praise for the interior of the new hybrid:

When it comes to cutting-edge features, the 2010 Lexus HS 250h leads its class. And it doesn’t hit you over the head with its hybrid nature. There’s no freakish space-pod Prius-esque dashboard. The numerous controls are laid out logically and operate with an eye toward intuition. Aside from the platypus bill that houses the Remote Touch multifunction controller on the center console, the cabin appears largely conventional at a glance.

The exterior styling may suggest a lowly Toyota, but the cabin says Lexus more convincingly.

Any surface with which your fingertips will routinely come in contact has a consistent texture and a low-gloss finish.

One point that Edmunds brings up is that the HS 250h is expected to compete with the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-Class, which seems ridiculous when you consider how the vehicles stack up against one another. And yet, what is the market for the HS? Is it the same segment as the ES 350, or does it stand alone? It will be interesting to see how the model performs when it’s released in August.

The last, and perhaps the most important aspect of the Edmunds review is their video segment, which shows the HS 250h on the road—perhaps the best indicator so far on how the vehicle will look out on the road. Be sure to check it out.

[Source: Edmunds]



  1. LEXUSaddict will soon become LFAaddict

    3 series?? C class? this thing is in a class of its own…why would they even bother trying to compare? thats like comparing the ES to the E class or 5 series

  2. Reminds me of the old Infiniti G20…

  3. I would put it more towards the TSX both being FWD.

  4. TSX is a good point of comparison—the weirdest thing about the HS is that the ES is probably the only vehicle in the same ballpark market.

  5. im guessing they’ll compare the fusion hybrid with the HS, then say “why pay 33k for a boring Lexus when you can get the fusion for less?”...seems to car and driver is thinking on how to write this article to hurt Lexus AMAP…

  6. What a joke! Comparing a Lexus to a Ford, its like comparing Mercedes with Suzuki. American journalists will always try to ‘support’ their car makers especially when the big three are in dire straits, while its relatively smooth sailing for Lexus & Toyota.

  7. it’s more than a joke, but c’mon we all know that some stupid magazine out there, mainly C&D, will do it…

  8. Also I hate it when car salesmen so enthusiastically point out a magazine article showing how their car won this comparo or is quicker than xyz car etc, etc. I got so fed up the other day,that I told the guy- “Look, I don’t believe in what some motoring journalists write, thats why I come to the showroom to form my own opinion bout the car”. For lay-persons its fine, but I’m a car buff & most car buff’s likely know more bout a specific car than the annoying sales-guy. I think its time they were replaced with robots…

  9. im beyond a car buff, point out any car on the street and i can tell you the msrp, hp, mpg, 0-60, drag coeffecient, standard equipment, star crash safety rating, and of course, a Lexus that’s better. you’re right, those annoying sales guys just want you to buy the most expensive one, not caring about your needs. robots are ownage compared to them, or they should replace them with us 15 year olds LOL lol