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Auto Express Drives the Next-Generation Lexus IS 300h

2013 Lexus IS 300h

Auto Express has driven the next-generation Lexus IS 300h, and called the new hybrid powertrain “quiet and smooth”, with “impeccable refinement”.

(The reviewer also mentions the Active Sound Control system, which “sounds as though you’re being followed by a motorbike.”)

Read the Auto Express Lexus IS 300h preview

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    Wooski
  • December 13, 2012
What's odd is that AutoExpress has the 0-60 as 8.5 seconds yet Autocar quoted 6.9!
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      William A
    • December 13, 2012
    Auto Express "estimated" the time from the looks of it.
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      F1orce
    • December 13, 2012
    Yeah I gues the new IS300h is no faster than the IS250 Though its more expensive, has lower top speed and is heavier.
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      F1orce
    • December 13, 2012
    PASS!
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      William A
    • December 13, 2012
    Sure, but 40mpg > 25mpg.
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      F1orce
    • December 14, 2012
    It will cost not to start with!!!!!
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      blkpantha
    • December 14, 2012
    why do people always think that HP is what makes price?
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      F1orce
    • December 16, 2012
    Lexus already sells the ES300h if you want a very fuel efficient Lexus sedan with respectable performance.. The IS range is more of a raw performance sedan, the Hybrid powertrain is tuned for economy rather than pure performance. Everyone should get the IS350 over the IS250. The small extra amounts of money is well worth it!!!

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