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GS Hybrid 450h Model Details

2008
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The powerful and efficient GS 450h brings a new level of performance and driving feel to a sport sedan. A Super Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV II) that goes to 60 mph in a mere 5.2 seconds [1] [2] is as inspiring as it is impressive. Features include:
- Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) [3] with cutoff switch
- Lexus Hybrid Drive with a V6 gasoline engine
- Blue-accented badging and head/taillamps
- Available Mark Levinson 14-speaker Premium Surround Sound Audio System [4]
- Intuitive Parking Assist
- Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS)
- 10 standard airbags [5]
- Hybrid Vehicle System Warranty: 8 years/ 100,000 miles
- 2008 EPA-estimated 22 city/25 hwy fuel economy [6]

New For 2008

Standard Features:
- VDIM [3] cutoff switch
- Overall length revised: 190.7 inches
- New blue front and rear badges
- New "HYBRID" side badges with blue background
- New engine cover with blue highlight
- Headlamps adopt blue tint
- Taillamps adopt blue tint
- New front grille
- New front bumper and lower intake area
- New outside mirrors (with integrated turn signal)
- New rear bumper
- Revised door handles
- New exterior color Black Opal
- New exterior color Opaline Pearl
- Obsidian exterior not available with Light Gray interior
- Matador Red Mica exterior not available with Light Gray interior
- Black Sapphire Pearl, Smoky Granite Mica and Glacier Frost Mica discontinued
- Revised instrument panel
- Revised combination meter (gauge) design
- Revised shift-plate surround
- Revised steering-wheel design
- Additional wood trim added to door switch plate area
- Light Gray leather interior with dark gray bird's-eye maple trim replaces Ash interior
- Trunk and gas door switch moved outside switch box

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Engine & Performance
Engine Type 3.5-liter V6  
Electric-Drive Motor High-output, permanent-magnet, electric-drive motor  
Horsepower 340 (Total System) [1]  
Displacement (L /cu in) 3.5 / 211  
Valves 24  
Cam Type Four cam  
Electronic Timing Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i)  
Compression Ratio 11.8:1  
Emissions Super Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV)  
Performance    
0 - 60 mph (sec) 5.2 [1] [2]  
Top Track Speed (mph) 131 (electronically limited) [1] [2]  
Aerodynamic Drag Coefficient 0.27  
Fuel Economy
City (mpg) - estimated 22 [6]  
Highway (mpg) - estimated 25 [6]  
Fuel-Tank Capacity (gal / L) 17.2 / 65  
Transmission & Drivetrain
Drive Type Rear-wheel drive  
Traction Control Traction Control (TRAC)  
Electronic Stability Control Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management with cutoff switch (VDIM[7] (includes Traction Control (TRAC) and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) [8])  
Final Drive Ratio 3.769:1  
Electronic Transmission Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT)  
Body & Chassis
Body Type Five-passenger hybrid luxury sport sedan  
Doors Four  
Construction Welded-steel unibody  
Suspension    
Suspension, Front Independent, double-wishbone with coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar  
Suspension, Rear Independent, multi-link with coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar  
Electronic Suspension Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) with electronically modulated damping  
Active Power Stabilizer Suspension System Active Power Stabilizer Suspension System

Optional

Steering    
Steering Electronic vehicle-speed-sensing, progressive-power rack-and-pinion  
Variable Gear-Ratio Steering (VGRS) Variable Gear-Ratio Steering (VGRS)  
Turning Circle (ft) 36.7  
Steering Turns (Lock to Lock) 2.7-3.2  
Brakes    
Brakes Four-wheel, ventilated, power-assisted disc brakes  
Anti-Lock Braking (ABS) Four-sensor, four-channel (integrated with VDIM[7]  
Braking Assist Brake Assist [9]  
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) Electronic Controlled Braking (ECB), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)  
Regenerative Braking Energy captured during braking that is used to recharge the battery  
Discs, Front (in) 13.1 ventilated  [10]  
Discs, Rear (in) 12.2 ventilated  
Wheels & Tires
Wheel Type 18-in five-spoke aluminum alloy with chrome accent  
Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 [11]  
Tire 245/40ZR18 summer tires [11]  
  245/40VR18 all-season run-flat tires [11] [12]

Optional

Safety & Security
Airbag    
Driver Dual-stage front (SRS) [5]  
  Side seat-mounted (SRS) [5]  
  Side curtain (SRS) [5]  
  Knee (SRS) [5]  
Front Passenger Dual-stage front (SRS) [5]  
  Side seat-mounted (SRS) [5]  
  Side curtain (SRS) [5]  
  Knee (SRS) [5]  
Rear Passenger Side seat-mounted (SRS) [5]  
  Side curtain (SRS) [5]  
Traction Control Traction Control (TRAC)  
Electronic Stability Control Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management with cutoff switch (VDIM[7] (includes Traction Control (TRAC) and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) [8])  
Anti-Lock Braking (ABS) Four-sensor, four-channel (integrated with VDIM[7]  
Braking Assist Brake Assist [9]  
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) Electronic Controlled Braking (ECB), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)  
Pre-Collision System (PCS) Radar [13]

Optional

Electronic Tire Pressure Direct Tire Pressure Monitor System [14]  
Frame Rigid body structure  
Impact Resistance Side-impact door beams  
Crumple Zones Front and rear  
Seatbelts Three-point seatbelts for all seating positions with front shoulder-belt anchor-height adjusters  
  Front and outboard rear seatbelts with pre-tensioners and force limiters  
Locking Seatbelt Control Automatic Locking Retractor/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR) seatbelts for all passenger seating positions. Driver's seat Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) only for driver's seat  
Child Restraint Child Restraint Seat (CRS) tether anchor brackets for rear outboard seating positions  
Child Safety Locks Manual for the rear passenger doors. Window lock button on driver door control  
Backup Camera Full-color display [15]  
Electronic Park Assist Intuitive Parking Assist  
Anti-Theft Protection Theft-deterrent and engine immobilizer [16] system  
Headlamps Automatic on/off projector-beam High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps with dynamic auto leveling and 30-second delay  
  Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS)  
Headlamp Washers Headlamp washers  
Running Lights Daytime running lights  
Foglamps Integrated foglamps  
Taillamps LED taillamps  
Defogger Auto-off timer for rear window  
Windshield Wipers Rain-sensing intermittent windshield wipers  
Mirrors Power-adjustable, electrochromic (auto-dimming) outside mirrors with turn indicators, defoggers and auto tilt-down in reverse  
Glass Water-repellent front-door glass  
Exterior Specs
Length (in / mm) 190.0 / 4,826  
Width (in / mm) 71.7 / 1,821  
Height (in / mm) 56.1 / 1,425  
Wheelbase (in / mm) 112.2 / 2,850  
Curb Weight (lb / kg) 4,134 / 1,875  
Exterior Features
Headlamps Automatic on/off projector-beam High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps with dynamic auto leveling and 30-second delay  
  Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS)  
Headlamp Washers Headlamp washers  
Running Lights Daytime running lights  
Foglamps Integrated foglamps  
Taillamps LED taillamps  
Windshield Wipers Rain-sensing intermittent windshield wipers with mist cycle  
Mirrors Power-adjustable, electrochromic (auto-dimming) outside mirrors with turn indicators, defoggers and auto tilt-down in reverse  
Glass Water-repellent front-door glass  
Interior Specs
Seating Capacity Five  
Headroom, Front (in / mm) 37.8 / 960  
Headroom, Rear (in / mm) 37.0 / 940  
Legroom, Front (in / mm) 43.5 / 1,105  
Legroom, Rear (in / mm) 36.4 / 925  
Shoulder Room, Front (in / mm) 56.3 /1,430  
Shoulder Room, Rear (in / mm) 55.1 /1,400  
Hip Room, Front (in/ mm) 54.4 / 1,382  
Hip Room, Rear (in/ mm) 51.4 / 1,306  
Trunk Capacity (cu ft/ L) 7.5 / 212  
Interior Features
Dash Trim Golden or dark gray bird's-eye maple or red walnut  
Center Console Trim Golden or dark gray bird's-eye maple or red walnut  
Center Console Center console with sliding armrest and storage bins  
Door Trim Golden or dark gray bird's-eye maple or red walnut and leather  
Seat Trim Perforated semi-aniline leather  
Steering-Wheel Trim Wood and leather  
Shift Knob Trim Wood and leather  
Power Seats 10-way controls (including lumbar) for driver and front passenger  
Heated Seats and Ventilated Seats, Front Heated and ventilated seats with multi-stage fan  
Headrests Height-adjustable headrests for all seating positions including rear center  
Memory Systems Lexus Memory System to control power driver's and front passenger's seats (except lumbar), outside mirrors and steering wheel  
  Lexus Personalized Settings (LPS) [17] to customize select electronic functions  
Electronic Releases Trunk-lid and fuel-filler door releases  
Floor Mats Carpeted floor mats  
Sunshade Power rear sunshade  
Cupholders Front and rear  
Storage Pockets Foldable front-door storage pockets  
Comfort & Convenience
Cruise Control Cruise control  
Adaptive Cruise Control Control Dynamic Radar Cruise Control [18]

Optional

Climate Control Dual-zone automatic climate control and automatic recirculation mode  
Air Filtration Interior air filter with smog sensor  
Navigation System Voice-activated DVD Navigation System [19]

Optional

Bluetooth® Technology Bluetooth® technology [20]  
Backup Camera Full-color display  
Remote Keyless Entry SmartAccess [21] [16]  
Remote Keyless Ignition SmartAccess [21] [16]  
Push-Button Ignition Push-button ignition  
Remote Windows Remote-linked windows  
Moonroof Power tilt-and-slide remote-linked moonroof with one-touch open/close and sliding sunshade  
HomeLink® Transceiver Operates compatible garage, gate, home lighting and home security systems  
Lexus Link® [22] [23] Dedicated cellular phone, Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) technology and 24-hour live support provide assistance at the touch of a button. Services include Remote Door Lock/Unlock, Emergency Services Notification, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Driving Directions and Personal Calling.

Optional

Anti-Theft Protection Theft-deterrent and engine-immobilizer [16] system  
Power Windows Power windows with one-touch auto open/close  
Power Door Locks Power door locks  
Power Mirrors Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror and outside mirrors  
Power Seats 10-way controls (including lumbar) for driver and front passenger  
Heated and Ventilated Seats, Front Heated and ventilated seats with multi-stage fan  
Power Trunk Closer Power trunk closer  
Electronic Park Assist Intuitive Parking Assist  
Adjustable Steering Wheel Power tilt-and-telescopic steering column with automatic tilt-away  
Steering-Wheel-Mounted Controls Audio and display controls  
Sunshade Power rear sunshade  
Retained Accessory Power Retained accessory power for windows and moonroof  
Instrumentation Electronic Chromatic Device (ECD) instrumentation  
Illuminated Entry Illuminated entry system  
Temperature Gauge Outside temperature gauge  
Compass Included on rearview mirror [24]  
Audio & Entertainment
Audio System Lexus Premium Sound System with Automatic Sound Levelizer (ASL) and in-dash, six-disc CD auto-changer  
Speakers 10  
Auxiliary Port Auxiliary iPod® [25] [26]/MP3/Windows Media® Audio (WMA) port  
Audio System Mark Levinson® Premium Surround Sound Audio System [4] with 7.1 architecture and in-dash, single-feed, six-disc DVD/CD auto-changer

Optional

Speakers 14  
Watts 330 at less than 0.1% THD; 20-20,000 Hz [27]  
Antenna In-glass antenna with FM-diversity system  
Satellite Radio XM® Satellite Radio [28] [26] capability

Optional

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[1]Ratings achieved using the required premium unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 or higher. If premium fuel is not used, performance will decrease. [2]Performance figures are for comparison only and were obtained with prototype vehicles by professional drivers using special safety equipment and procedures. Do not attempt. [3]Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) is an electronic system designed to help the driver maintain vehicle control under adverse conditions. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Factors including speed, road conditions and driver steering input can all affect whether VDIM will be effective in preventing a loss of control. See Owner's Manual for further details. [4]Mark Levinson® is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Inc. [5]All the airbag (AB) systems are Supplemental Restraint Systems. All ABs (if installed) are designed to inflate only under certain conditions and in certain types of severe collisions: frontal and knee ABs typically inflate in frontal collisions; side and side curtain ABs in side collisions; Roll-Sensing Curtain ABs at a severe tilt degree, roll or lateral G-force. In all other accidents, the ABs will not inflate. To decrease the risk of injury from an inflating AB, always wear seatbelts, sit upright in the middle of the seat as far back as possible and do not lean against the door. Do not put objects in front of an AB or around the seatback. Do not use a rearward-facing child seat in any front passenger seat. The force of an inflating AB may cause serious injury or death. See Owner’s Manual for further information/warnings. [6]EPA MPG Estimates. Actual mileage will vary. [7]Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) are electronic systems designed to help the driver maintain control under adverse conditions. They are not substitutes for safe driving practices. Factors including speed, road conditions and driver steering input can all affect whether VSC and VDIM will be effective in preventing a loss of control. See Owner’s Manual for further details. [8]Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) is an electronic system designed to help the driver maintain vehicle control under adverse conditions. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Factors including speed, road conditions and driver steering input can all affect whether VSC will be effective in preventing a loss of control. See Owner's Manual for further details. [9]Brake Assist is designed to help the driver take full advantage of the benefits of ABS. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Braking effectiveness also depends on proper brake-system maintenance, tire and road conditions. [10]High-friction brakes require periodic inspection and measurement as outlined in the Warranty and Services Guide. The pads and rotors are expected to experience greater wear than conventional brakes. Pad life may be less than 20,000 miles, and brake rotor life may be less than 50,000 miles depending on driving conditions. [11]18-in performance tires are expected to experience greater tire wear than conventional tires. Tire life may be substantially less than 15,000 miles, depending upon driving conditions. [12]Run-flat tire technology is designed for limited emergency use only. If air pressure is lost, vehicle speed must remain below 55 mph; cornering, braking and accelerating must be done with extreme caution; and the tire should be replaced within 100 miles. See Lexus dealer for details. [13]The Pre-Collision System is designed to help reduce the crash speed and damage in certain frontal collisions only. It is not a collision-avoidance system and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors, such as speed, driver input and road conditions. See Owner's Manual for further information. [14]The Tire Pressure Monitor System alerts the driver when tire pressure is critically low. For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge; do not rely solely on the monitor system. See Owner's Manual for details. [15]The backup camera does not provide a comprehensive view of the rear area of the vehicle. You should also look around outside your vehicle and use your mirrors to confirm rearward clearance. Cold weather may limit effectiveness and view may become cloudy. [16]The engine immobilizer is a state-of-the-art anti-theft system. When you insert your key into the ignition switch or bring a SmartAccess fob into the vehicle, the key transmits an electronic code to the vehicle. The engine will only start if the code in the transponder chip inside the key or SmartAccess fob matches the code in the vehicle's immobilizer. Because the transponder chip is embedded in the key or SmartAccess fob, it can be costly to replace. If you lose a key or SmartAccess fob, your Lexus dealer can help. Alternatively, you can find a qualified independent locksmith to perform high-security key services by consulting your local Yellow Pages or by contacting www.aloa.org. [17]The Lexus Personalized Settings (LPS) can be programmed in two ways: For most models equipped with the available Navigation System, the driver can modify the settings themselves; for other models, including those without a Navigation System, programming is done by your Lexus dealer via a one-time, complimentary offer during the first 12 months from the date the vehicle is sold. See Lexus dealer for more information. [18]Dynamic Radar Cruise Control is designed to assist the driver and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving practices. See Owner's Manual for important instructions and cautions. [19]The Navigation System is designed to assist in locating an address or point of interest. Discrepancies may be encountered between the system and your actual location. Road system changes may affect the accuracy of the information provided. Rely on your common sense to decide whether to follow a specified route. Detailed coverage not available in every city or roadway. Periodic updates available at an additional cost. Please see your Navigation System Owner's Manual for further details. [20]The Bluetooth® technology phones listed on lexus.com have been tested for compatibility with Lexus vehicles. Performance will vary based on phone software version, coverage and your wireless carrier. Phones are warranted by their manufacturer, not Lexus. [21]The SmartAccess system may interfere with some pacemakers or cardiac defibrillators. If you have one of these medical devices, please talk to your doctor to see if you should deactivate this system. [22]Lexus Link® is a factory-installed option and is available for LS 600h L and LX 570 (2008 model year and later), LS 460, GS 430/350, GS 450h (2007 model year and later) and LX 470 and GX 470 (2006 model year and later). [23]An active Lexus Link® subscription (including a signed Lexus Link Service Subscription Agreement) is required in order to receive Lexus Link services. Lexus Link services require vehicle electrical system and wireless service to be available and operating for features to function properly. Lexus Link uses existing emergency service providers as well as wireless and satellite technologies. A one-year subscription to the Safety Plan is included with the purchase of a new vehicle. Other plans are available at an additional cost. [24]On vehicles equipped with the DVD Navigation System, compass display is on navigation screen. [25]iPod® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. All rights reserved. [26]Interface kit for iPod® and XM® Radio services are not compatible and are not available in conjunction with one another. [27]Continuous average power, all channels driven, at less than 0.1% THD; 20–20,000 Hz. [28]Satellite Radio requires an XM® or SIRIUS® compatible receiver and a subscription service fee after trial. Vehicles without a factory-installed radio receiver require hardware purchase and installation. Please see your Lexus dealer for further details. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscriptions subject to the XM Customer Agreement available at www.xmradio.com or the SIRIUS Terms & Conditions available at www.sirius.com. Available only in the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia. Back to top