The creamy propulsion fits right in with a very solid structure and smoothly suppressed ride motions delivered by the sport suspension settings that accompanied our car’s optional touring package. Together they provide the HS 250h with an almost athletic grace.
This Lexus even won us over when we strayed beyond the hybrid-friendly confines of Santa Monica. It attacks the local canyon roads with steady, deliberate determination. While not exactly nimble, the 2010 Lexus HS 250h maintains a very stable manner when cornering hard, and it will accept heavy braking deep into turns without pushing off line or losing its composure.
The repeated praise for the HS driving experience is surprising given its overall appearance, it must be extremely competent to deserve such approval. Even more than that, Edmunds’ suggests that the HS may be “the ultimate hybrid and the ultimate Lexus”.
(Also, be sure to check out the HS 250h track video, it’s really something.)
Update: Edmunds has posted their HS 250h track video on Youtube: