The Lexus LS Hybrid was highly anticipated on the market, unfortunately it seems to be a disappointment overall. There are many reasons to get excited about the new hybrid offerings. With gas prices rising as fast as they are, fuel economy and miles per gallon are top concerns for the American auto consumer. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to strike a balance between the efficiency and environmental friendliness of a hybrid car and the big, powerful cars that until recent years Americans loved to buy.
Lexus flagships of luxury sedans are always spacious, incredibly comfortable, and stylish. And the LS 600h is no exception. The long list of features and comfort elements that the LS 600h comes with seems like it will never end, offering everything from radar-guided cruise control, automatic parking, and a highly detailed yet highly intuitive control console. Where the 600h fails not in luxury, but in performance. Their competition tends to put powerful V12s in their sedans, and Lexus put the most powerful V8 engine available on the market and paired it with a synergy hybrid transmission, hoping to deliver the same performance as the V12, but with performance of much better fuel. .
Unfortunately, the addition of hybrid components adds considerable weight to the Lexus’ already robust build. The increased weight of the engine, and the corresponding power it takes to get the car moving, means that despite the increased horsepower, acceleration and performance are on par with the LS 460. And even though fuel economy It’s 4 mpg better at city driving, your gas mileage on the highway where you’re trying to bulk up at high speed is actually / worse /. A lovely idea and a beautiful car, but ultimately a disappointment in the hybrid market.
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