2010 Lexus LS Hybrid Performance | U S News Best Cars

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2010 Lexus LS Hybrid

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This performance review was when the 2010 Lexus LS was new.

Lexus is not known for sedans the way its major German are. The LS 600h handles for such a large car, but a match for its German rivals on a road. The car, however, is no Prius cousin. It’s of zero-to-sixty times under six with a powerful V8 engine by an electric motor for a combination of 438 But reviewers disagree on whether it up to Lexus’ claim that it V12 performance with V6 fuel Some testers have the LS Hybrid to be quicker than a LS. while others find it slower.

What’s certain is that it is the Super-Luxury Hybrid currently on the The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid is less powerful, designed for fuel-economy than performance. buyers, however, might to wait for the BMW 7-Series hybrid, could appear for the 2011 year.

Hybrid 600h are heavier than conventional LS so they are only slightly 0-60 mph. The gas/electric calls little attention to — Consumer Guide luxury, performance and ecologically innovations to make a unique car. — New Car Test

Acceleration and Power

The 2010 LS 600h is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 paired with an electric to produce a total of 438 horsepower. gives a 58-horsepower advantage its gasoline-powered sibling, but it still the powerful V12 engines that luxury automakers offer on highest-end sedans. It’s the hybrid Super Luxury easily outperforming the softly-tuned S-Class Hybrid. But it won’t a BMW 7-Series or Mercedes-Benz S600 in of speed.

The LS Hybrid, however, has a certain credibility those cars equal. The EPA hasn’t published a economy figure for the 2010 of the LS600h, but gave the 2009 an estimated fuel economy of 20 per gallon in the city and 22 on the highway. not Prius-like numbers, but for a 2,000-lb car more than 400 horsepower, are quite solid. The car’s mpg rating beats that of the S-Class Hybrid by one mpg, it trails that car by four mpg on the

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The LS Hybrid sends power a Continuously Variable Transmission, does not have traditional Reviewers say that it switches gasoline and electric modes

The 5.0L V-8 is paired with two motors and a large-capacity battery altogether, it’s good for a rating. Accelerating from mph will take 5.5 sec. a full second slower the V-12 luxury sedans Mercedes and BMW with which Lexus was originally supposed to but then again, the 2009 LS L’s price is just That means the LS owner also buy an entry-level Lexus for the entry price of the BMW 760Li or S600.” — Motor In our testing, we only managed a time of 6.0 seconds, as opposed to the claimed time of 5.5 seconds and a of a second slower than the LS 460 L we tested. — Edmunds fast. When you floor the gas the tach needle flicks instantly at the bidding of the continuously transmission to 6000 or more a point at which the new 5.0-liter V-8 out about 389 horsepower. — Car and The full-hybrid drive system performance on a par with a 6-liter V12 yet with mileage comparable to a V6 sedan. — New Car Test

Handling and Braking

The LS600h is the variant of Lexus’ flagship Its electronically-controlled Adaptive Variable Air allows the drive to vary the alternating between firm for a winding road, and soft for a gentle commute. Auto note, however, that the sportiest settings don’t the LS h the equivalent of more athletic sedans like the BMW 7-Series. A 7-Series may appear for the 2011 year, but for now, only and the Mercedes-Benz S420 hybrid are — and neither is a particularly car.

At low speeds, steering is light and and the turning radius is surprisingly for a car in this class. — New Car Drive The steering is light direct, and the turning circle is tight. Steering feel is at low speeds for easy parking-lot it firms up nicely at highway LS is no sport sedan, however. Consumer Guide Under aggressive maneuvers, the base LS exhibits a rather steep during heavy braking and body roll while although it does stay to the pavement with minimal Brake feel is excellent, at first it can seem a bit grabby and — Edmunds

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