Ezra Dyer of Car & Driver does not care for the hybrid 2020 Lexus LS 500h:
Instead of hybridizing the LS500’s standard 416-hp twin-turbo V-6, Lexus swapped in a 295-hp Atkinson-cycle 3.5-liter V-6. Even with the help of two motor-generators, the total system output is a pedestrian 354 horsepower. Which means that tacking an “h” to the badge of a LS500 results in a car that’s heavier, nearly a half-second slower to 60 mph, and $4560 more expensive than the conventional model.
Last year, only 187 customers opted for the hybrid, proving that Lexus LS buyers are nothing if not rational actors.