|EPA Est. MPG||35|
|Drive Train||Front Wheel Drive|
|Passenger Volume||102.3 cu ft|
|Curb Weight||3682 lbs|
Most carmakers would be happy with a lineup that includes one hybrid sedan; Lexus now has three. With the 2010 Lexus HS 250h, the company adds a compact luxury sedan to a mix that includes the midsize GS 450h and the full-size LS 600h L.
In the past, Lexus' hybrid sedans have emphasized major performance with a minor fuel-economy benefit — the LS 600h L, for example, promises "V12 performance with a V8's fuel-efficiency." The HS 250h breaks the mold by offering more traditional hybrid attributes — namely, high fuel economy and a minimal carbon tire print.
In fact, the 2010 Lexus HS 250h's hybrid drivetrain is the same as that found in the Toyota Camry Hybrid. And though some rumors stated that the HS 250h would be sharing its platform with the Prius, such is not the case, as they are two quite distinct vehicles engineered for different buyers. One is a sport-tuned luxury sedan, the other a versatile but rather unathletic hatchback. Those interested in learning more about hybrids in general may want to read our tech article "What is a Hybrid Car? How do Hybrids Work?"
Sounds tempting enough, but how much does it cost? There are two versions, the well-equipped base and the Premium (highlights include heated/cooled front seats, upgraded leather, rain-sensing wipers and a power tilt-telescoping steering wheel). The base will list for $35,075 (with destination), while the Premium will be $37,845. Our HS 250h Premium had virtually every option possible, bringing it up to $42,450.
That begs the question that, if you're looking for a hybrid sedan with a sporty personality (which leaves out the isolated Camry Hybrid), why not just get a less expensive Ford Fusion Hybrid? Or a Nissan Altima Hybrid, if you live in one of the eight states where it's available? You could, but then you wouldn't get the Lexus experience, which doesn't just mean driving a car with a big "L" on its grille. We're referring to the "kid glove" service treatment along with the well-crafted, well-equipped and athletic (for a hybrid) car you see here.
Still, we've a few nits to pick. Although the HS 250h offers well-rounded performance, we'd still like more communicative steering and firmer, more linear brake pedal action (a few staffers felt the brakes were touchy until they got used to them). But that said, we like that the 2010 Lexus HS 250h tells you it's a luxury sedan loud and clear (via its polished performance and pampering cabin) while only whispering (via its quiet operation and minimal gee-whiz instrument graphics) that it's a hybrid. That is, until you break the silence with a "Heck, yeah!" when you find yourself next to a Toyota Yaris at a stoplight and realize you're getting better mileage than that little econobox.
What's a good price on a used 2010 Lexus HS 250h ?
Save up to $300 on one of 11 used 2010 Lexus HS 250hs for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, Virginia with prices as low as $9495 as of Apr 22, 2018, based on data from 11 dealers and 16 consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 2.3 to 5 out of 5 stars.
Price comparisons for used 2010 Lexus HS 250h trim styles:
The used 2010 Lexus HS 250h Base is priced around $11137 with average odometer reading of 97737 miles.
The used 2010 Lexus HS 250h Premium is priced around $14621 with average odometer reading of 67744 miles.
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What options are available on the 2010 Lexus HS 250h?
Available Lexus HS 250h 2010 Submodel Types: Sedan
Available Lexus HS 250h 2010 Trims: Premium, Base
Exterior Colors: Silver Opal Mica, Black Opal Mica, Matador Red Mica, Starfire Pearl, Tungsten Pearl
Interior Colors: Black leather, Black premium leather, Parchment leather
Popular Features: Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Aux Audio Inputs, Bluetooth, Heads up display, Leather Seats, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Post-collision safety system, Power Driver Seat, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Sunroof/Moonroof, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Cooled Seats, Heated seats
Engine/Mechanics: 4 cylinders
Fuel Types: regular unleaded
Drivetrains: front wheel drive
Used 2010 Lexus HS 250h Overview
The used 2010 Lexus HS 250h is offered in the following submodels: Sedan. Available styles include 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), and Premium 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT). Pre-owned HS 250h models are available with a 0-liter hybrid engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The used 2010 HS 250h comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic.