2013 Lexus GS450h | Highroads

30 Oct 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on 2013 Lexus GS450h | Highroads

When people hear “hybrid,” picture a small car (think: Prius ). However, small already get pretty good You’ll get bigger gains in economy with a bigger such as the Lexus GS450h.

The GS is all-new after a lengthy It has been so long since a in fact, that until years ago, dashboard decks were part of the equipment. The new GS is lower, wider, and more aggressive looking.

it’s capable of startling for its size and class.

Consider: The version, the GS350, has an EPA estimate of 19 and 28 highway. Step up to the GS450h and the highway fuel economy up by 6 miles per gallon, but there’s a 10-mpg improvement in the city It conserves fuel by shutting off at and benefits from a purely mode that covers a lot of driving.

Use a light throttle foot away from a stop, and you can get up to 40 per hour before the gasoline engages. That’s 10 to 15 mph faster most hybrids achieve they start burning

But all these benefits come a worrisome price tag increase. The gap the gasoline and hybrid versions of the GS is a $12,200. That’s money you get back from savings at the anytime soon. (The Department of Energy has a calculator at that illustrates it will Lexus 3.8 years to pay you back for in what you’ll spend on the upgrade.)

Lexus GS450h

That shoots down one of the big many hybrid buyers use for the technology expense. So what does the GS450h have makes it worth consideration, at the added cost?

It may seem but the GS450h is actually more than the gasoline-powered ES350; it 32 more horses. And the list of features is much more featuring items that are luxury options in the gasoline Of course, it has a menu of extra-cost of its own, which is how the as-tested ended up more than higher than even the base price.

The GS450h is for the driver who doesn’t to compromise speed or luxury, and to do his or her part for the planet, both in of consumption and emissions, without about a return on the financial

If you don’t mind dropping a extra green in the name of green, this is the car for you

MICHAEL has been talking cars on the in print, and online for more 15 years.

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