2010 Lexus HS 250h Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Lexus HS 250h - Road Test Specs

2010 Lexus HS 250h Sedan

(2.4L 4-cyl. Hybrid CVT Automatic)


Model year2010
ModelHS 250h Premium
Style4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
Base MSRP$32,825 (estimated)
Options on test vehicleNavigation Package, Park Assist Package, Mark Levinson Audio With DVD, Rear-Deck Spoiler.
As-tested MSRP$39,500 (estimated)


Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine typeInline-4, Atkinson cycle
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,362cc (144 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshafts, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)12.5:1
Redline (rpm)6,000
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)147 @ 6,000 (gasoline engine); 40 hp (battery pack); 187 maximum when blended
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)105 @ 4,000 (gasoline engine)
Transmission typePlanetary-type continuously variable transmission
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)Not applicable


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs
Suspension, rearIndependent, double wishbone, coil springs
Steering typeElectric-assist power rack-and-pinion steering
Tire brandToyo
Tire modelProxes A20
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, frontP225/45R18 91W
Tire size, rearP225/45R18 91W
Wheel size18-by-7.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialCast-aluminum alloy
Brakes, front10.8-inch ventilated disc with single-piston floating caliper blended with electric regenerative braking
Brakes, rear11.1-inch solid disc with single-piston floating caliper blended with electric regenerative braking

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)5.8
0-60 mph (sec.)8.7
0-75 mph (sec.)12.6
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.4 @ 86.9
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)8.3
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)125
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)61.2 Stability on/62.9 Stability off
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.77 Stability on/0.80 Stability off
Sound level @ idle (dB)43.8
@ Full throttle (dB)72.1
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)64.4

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsNothing to be gained by using brake torque or disengaging stability control. There's a slight stumble off the line as the car decides to leave, but from there on out the acceleration is linear and smooth. Some whining and whirring from hybrid powertrain but far less than in Prius.
Braking ratingGood
Braking commentsQuite a lot of forward pitch, but good stopping power with adequate results. Straight, controlled and quiet stops.
Handling ratingAverage
Handling commentsSkid pad: With stability on, throttle reduced to limit performance. With stability control disengaged, the car is well-balanced, tiptoeing on the edge of understeer. Steering feel is remarkably good and feels only a little artificial. Surprising grip. Slalom: Typical reactions with stability control engaged. Conservatively low limits with a beep warning just before automatic brake application. Once stability control is disengaged (it disengages completely), the car is willing to be tossed around, but then it starts to feel heavy and reluctant to respond. Overall, a better performance than expected.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)79.4
Wind (mph, direction)8.2 mph (head/cross wind)

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)35 city/34 highway/35 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)14 worst/46 best/32 average
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)14.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,682
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,713
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)60.3/39.7
Length (in.)184.8
Width (in.)70.3
Height (in.)59.3
Wheelbase (in.)106.3
Track, front (in.)60.4
Track, rear (in.)60.2
Turning circle (ft.)37.4
Legroom, front (in.)42.6
Legroom, rear (in.)34.5
Headroom, front (in.)38.0
Headroom, rear (in.)36.8
Shoulder room, front (in.)53.8
Shoulder room, rear (in.)54.2
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)12.1


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles (hybrid-related component coverage: 8 years/100,000 miles or, in California emissions states, 15 years/150,000 miles; hybrid battery only: 10 years/150,000 mile for all 50 states)
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBrake assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionNot available
Tire-pressure monitoring systemStandard
Emergency assistance systemOptional (test car not equipped)
NHTSA crash test, driverNot available
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot available
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot available
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot available
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot available

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