The 2017 Lexus GS 450h Hybrid
The Lexus GS 450h Hybrid and GS Hybrid 450h F Sport effortlessly utilize modern technology to create an exciting and efficient luxury vehicle. This offering from Lexus is highly versatile, allowing the consumer to choose between several driving modes, while offering a combined engine total of 338hp and a top speed of 137mph. The electric system provides instant throttle response and the GS is able to achieve 0-60mph in 5.6 seconds.
The GS 450 hybrid gets 34mpg on the highway and 31 in the city. However, drivers can access an all electric ECO driving mode which allows them to drive short distances at low speeds without using fuel. This feature is being used similarly in the Porsche Panamera and is an ideal option for city drivers.
GS 450h Features
The services offered by Lexus, and the versatility of the GS, combine to offer a seamless blend of daily activities and necessary driving. For example, is it a cold day? No problem, Lexus Enform remote mobile app allows you to start your vehicle from your 10th floor office. It also allows you to lock your doors, check the status of doors and windows, check fuel levels, find your parking spot and even monitor speed levels when your teenager borrows the car.
You’ll appreciate Lexus’ Siri Eyes Free feature if you’re on call. This system works together with displays to minimize distractions, while keeping your smart phone available to you. Take phone calls, send texts or play music without ever taking your phone out of your pocket or purse.
The head up display is a popular feature among car companies this year. Lexus uses the head up display method to project important information onto a portion of the windshield such as; audio, speed, gear, rpms, and fuel efficiency. Consumers can also view more information within the gauge cluster, like song titles and incoming calls.
The large touchscreen and remote touch work alongside Siri Eyes Free and the head up display to keep you fully informed with eyes on the road. The remote touch is designed to fit under your hand like a tv remote or computer mouse. Its located between the front bucket seats next to the shifter, easy access for both the driver and front passenger.
Lexus GS Hybrid Overview
US News and World Report gives the Lexus GS 450h a 9 out of 10 rating. Motortrend rates it 4 out of 5 and Edmonds gives the GS 450h 3.5 stars overall.