2007 Lexus GS450h – Test drive and new car review – 2007 Lexus GS450h

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Lexus GS450h

A luxe hybrid with

The 2007 Lexus GS 450h just your average up hybrid sedan. The claim? The Lexus GS 450h delivers the of a modern V8 engine and sips like a four cylinder; GS 450h smog forming are 80% cleaner than the average the level of quiet during the is half of that during engine operation and 0-60 is as as a Porsche 911 with Tiptronic. A with oomph? You bet.

price: $54,900, EPA estimates MPG city/highway.

First Glance: never know it has an electric

A brand new model for 2007, the GS 450h is a hybrid powered performance rear-drive hybrid — and among the quickest vehicle ever built. The new is significant not just for Lexus, but for the world: it is the first hybrid rear-wheel drive car available on the With a 0-60 mph of 5.2 seconds, a top of 131 mph and a combined gas mileage of 27.5 the GS 450h is leading a new generation of

And like the new hybrids, it is transparent in other words you wouldn#146;t from the outside or the inside this sedan has an electric

The skin of the 2007 the Lexus GS is lean and leggy, with an roof line, high line and long hood. The badging on the lower rear molding is discreet (maybe too ; the large, exposed dual with stainless steel and 18-inch and five-spoke alloy are bold and somewhat funky. A hood and height combined the wider rear tread the GS 450h a wide stance.

Bottom line–the Lexus GS will appeal to a specific that likes Lexus, a sedate look (more than rock n#146; and is going for a hybrid with

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In the Driver’s Lots of gadgets but easy to use

All the bells and whistles, plus its to use

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The 2007 Lexus GS 450h not skimp on standards; in fact it will all the proverbial bells and For example, the 7-inch vehicle touch screen has good crisp icons and you don#146;t to be a wizard to figure it out. The button engine start is a touch.

Add to that all the luxury like Bluetooth wireless capabilities; ventilated and heated power seats; AM/FM/six-disc CD; moonroof; rear sunshade and a backup camera. Note standards like this and the fact that they are actually user friendly add great value to this

And the Lexus GS 450h also equipped with loads of equipment including driver, passenger, knee, side and curtain airbags.

As far as the cabin#146;s Lexus applied just the touches of high end woods and I also liked the slim compartment which flipped with the touch of a button. The interior layout was very clear and easy to navigate. attention to details that Lexus..well. Lexus.

A note on the seat– it’s a bit close if you long legs or want to fit in a of kids. The trunk, however, hold a weekend worth of

On the Road: 339 hybrid horsepower, no

The 2007 Lexus GS 450h not disappoint. I tested this on the roads of the Big Island of Hawaii–on that winded through fields, tucked into forests and climbed up soft If I hadn#146;t been forewarned the local police I would really let loose. The ride was smooth, fast, almost — and quiet to a T.

Lexus GS450h

The 2007 GS 450h takes hills and with aplomb, corners on all accelerates smoothly and handles great ease. What you get in vehicle is the excellence of Lexus a good will approach to the and a light but steady hand. like a little more in the look, but it might take a of years to add that into a mix.) Under the hood the Synergy Drive consists of a all-aluminum V-6 generating 292 hp and 267 lb-ft, and two motors generating a peak 197 hp. rating is 339 horsepower.

According to Lexus, 0-60 is 5.2 seconds, with maximum available immediately — means that there#146;s no passing or avoiding obstacles on the A benefit of all this technology is an EPA fuel economy rating of

Journey’s End: More to

A performance hybrid — who have thought?

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If you want the of a Lexus product with punch, if you want a hybrid power and if you want to be in front of the (in speed and in the cool factor), the GS 450h is the car for you. Lexus has this synergy drive to be cleaner and quicker than cousins. I think the Lexus GS will raise a stir.

To note–in November of 2005 Marcus sold 75 LT editions of the GS 450h in two hours flat.

if you are skittish about what say is the unproved reliability of electric/hybrid then maybe you should a couple of years on this one to see pans out.

Of course, kind of eco-cool comes at a The MSRP is $54,900.

Lexus be getting into hybrid of many of their products in the bunch of years so if you want to less just hold

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