Going into third month driving what I believe is the best value hybrid on the market. I have the base model, with driving split between city and highway. It excels in city driving, and, once up to speed on the highway, is terrific, with a very comfortable ride. The "PWR MODE" works well in getting up to speed on the highway. This car should be compared to other hybrids or cars which deliver good gas mileage; not against performance cars (although the HS is no slouch in that area). Comparing the quality and the features which come with the HS, it is easily the best of the new breed of energy efficient vehicles.
Keyless entry and starting; the cockpit and controls; visibility; good- looking car; the Lexus quality; and, it's a hybrid!
It would be OK to have the HS look more like a hybrid; would like the silent mode to last longer; would like a compartment for coins (but since I don't have nav I use the very handy compartment where it normally would be - which is also a nice writing table).