Next Autos has published one of the first reviews of the 2010 Lexus HS 250h, and it’s a mostly positive affair. There’s the expected praise of the interior, but what I was most interested in was the driving performance:
The suspension gives a super smooth ride, and aimed totally at comfort. It’s still firm, and though it doesn’t give feedback from the road, is not floaty or springy. The steering wheel is simply an instrument to tell the car which direction to go. It seems that Lexus engineers wanted to remove the outside environment from invading the “driving experience.” Even the regenerative brakes, which are notorious among hybrids for having a distracting sticky feel, where butter-smooth.
Another point of interest is the EV mode, which allows the HS 250h to drive up to 20mph on battery power alone. This feature will also be available on the RX 450h, and is something I’m looking forward to trying. (Also, be sure to check out the article for some of the best photos of the HS so far.)
[Source: Next Autos]