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HS Hybrid Model Details

2012
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HSh 2012

THE 2012 HS 250h. GREAT STEPS FORWARD. IN SEVERAL DIRECTIONS AT ONCE.

Hybrid. It describes much more than the drivetrain that powers the Lexus HS 250h. Beyond uniting electricity and gas, the HS 250h pairs comfort with technology. Sustainability with performance. And the thrill of the present with the needs not just of tomorrow, but of decades to come.

The HS 250h is both efficient and luxurious. Sixth-generation hybrid technology, including a four-cylinder Atkinson-cycle engine, offers a combined EPA rating of 35 mpg [1].

Strategically placed hybrid components make efficient use of space, giving the HS a spacious interior relative to its exterior dimensions. An available Remote Touch [2] device works like a computer mouse to help guide you through the available Navigation System [3].

The HS was the first Lexus to feature available Lexus Enform® [4] [5] with Safety Connect® [4] [6]. Included with the available Navigation System [2], Lexus Enform offers eDestination, Destination Assist and Lexus Insider. Safety Connect features Automatic Collision Notification, Stolen Vehicle Location, Emergency Assistance Button (SOS) [7] and Enhanced Roadside Assistance services. In addition to available SiriusXM Satellite Radio [3] [8], the HS offers NavTraffic™ [3] [8], NavWeather™ [3] [8], and Sports and Stocks [3] [8] to help keep you apprised of the latest info.

Need even more pampering? The HS offers a premium model that includes amenities like heated and ventilated front seats, semi-aniline perforated leather interior trim, 18-inch wheels [9], Lexus Memory System and rain-sensing wipers. A Touring Package is also available that includes uniquely finished 18-inch wheels [9], two-tone Black/Water Gray interior, sport-tuned suspension and aluminum pedals.


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Engine
HS 250h HS 250h Premium
Type In-line 4, Atkinson-cycle engine, aluminum block and head  In-line 4, Atkinson-cycle engine, aluminum block and head 
Displacement 2.4 liters (144 cubic inches)  2.4 liters (144 cubic inches) 
Valvetrain Dual cam, four valves per cylinder, with continuously Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i)  Dual cam, four valves per cylinder, with continuously Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) 
Compression Ratio 12.5:1  12.5:1 
Electric-Drive Motors Front high-output, permanent-magnet, electric-drive motor  Front high-output, permanent-magnet, electric-drive motor 
Total System Horsepower 187 hp  187 hp 
Emission Rating Certified Super Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV II Certified Super Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV II

All specifications in this category are the same for all models.

 
Performance
HS 250h HS 250h Premium
0–60 MPH Acceleration 8.4 seconds [12]  8.4 seconds [12] 
Top Track Speed (electronically limited) 112 mph [12]  112 mph [12] 
EPA Fuel Economy Ratings (city/highway/combined) 35/34/35 mpg [13]  35/34/35 mpg [13] 
Aerodynamic Drag Coefficient 0.27  0.27 
Turning Circle 37.4 ft  37.4 ft 

All specifications in this category are the same for all models.

 
Drivetrain
HS 250h HS 250h Premium
Transmission Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT
Drive Wheels Front-wheel drive  Front-wheel drive 

All specifications in this category are the same for all models.

 
Chassis
HS 250h HS 250h Premium
Suspension (front) Independent, MacPherson struts with coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar  Independent, MacPherson struts with coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar 
Suspension (rear) Independent, double-wishbone with coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar  Independent, double-wishbone with coil springs, gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar 
Steering Electronic Power Steering (EPS) system  Electronic Power Steering (EPS) system 
Brakes Four-wheel power-assisted discs with Electronic Controlled Braking (ECB), four-sensor, four-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist [14]  Four-wheel power-assisted discs with Electronic Controlled Braking (ECB), four-sensor, four-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist [14] 
Brake Size 10.8-in ventilated front, 11.1-in solid rear discs with regenerative braking function  10.8-in ventilated front, 11.1-in solid rear discs with regenerative braking function 
Wheels and Tires 17 x 7.0-in split-five-spoke alloy wheels with 215/55VR17 all-season tires [15]. Compact spare tire/wheel   18 x 7.5-in split-seven-spoke alloy wheels with 225/45WR18 all-season tires [9]. Compact spare tire/wheel 
 
Body / Dimensions
HS 250h HS 250h Premium
Type Five-passenger hybrid luxury sedan  Five-passenger hybrid luxury sedan 
Construction Welded-steel unibody  Welded-steel unibody 
Overall Length 184.8 in (4,695 mm)  184.8 in (4,695 mm) 
Width 70.3 in (1,785 mm)  70.3 in (1,785 mm) 
Height 59.3 in (1,505 mm)  59.3 in (1,505 mm) 
Wheelbase 106.3 in (2,700 mm)  106.3 in (2,700 mm) 
Ground Clearance 6.1 in (155 mm)  6.1 in (155 mm) 
Curb Weight 3,682 lb (1,670 kg)  3,770 lb (1,710 kg) 
Fuel-Tank Capacity 14.5 gal (55 L)  14.5 gal (55 L) 
Trunk Capacity 12.1 cu ft (343 L) [16]  12.1 cu ft (343 L) [16] 
Headroom 38.0/36.8 (964/934 mm) (front/rear)   38.0/36.8 (964/934 mm) (front/rear)  
Legroom 42.6/34.5 in (1,081/876 mm) (front/rear)  42.6/34.5 in (1,081/876 mm) (front/rear) 
Shoulder Room 53.8/54.2 in (1,367/1,1376 mm) (front/rear)  53.8/54.2 in (1,367/1,1376 mm) (front/rear) 
Hip Room 52.8/51.2 in (1,342/1,301 mm) (front/rear)  52.8/51.2 in (1,342/1,301 mm) (front/rear) 
 
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[1]EPA MPG Estimates. Actual mileage will vary. [2]Be sure to obey traffic regulations and maintain awareness of road and traffic conditions. [3]Availability and accuracy of the information provided by the Navigation System or any SiriusXM services mentioned (if installed) are dependent upon many factors. Use common sense when relying on information provided. Services not available in every city or roadway. Periodic Navigation updates available at additional cost. See Navigation System Owner's Manual or contact SiriusXM for details. [4]Contact with the Lexus Enform and/or Safety Connect response center is dependent upon the telematics device being in operative condition, cellular connection availability, navigation map data and GPS satellite signal reception, which can limit the ability to reach the response center or receive emergency support. Enrollment and Telematics Subscription Service Agreement required. [5]Lexus Enform® premium services Destination Assist and eDestination will function in the contiguous United States. These services may also function in Hawaii and limited areas of Alaska for vehicles that contain map data for those states. They will not function in Canada or in other countries outside the United States. [6]The Safety Connect® services Automatic Collision Notification, Emergency Assistance and Stolen Vehicle Location will function in the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, and in Canada. Enhanced Roadside Assistance will function in the United States (except for Hawaii) and in Canada. No Safety Connect services will function outside of the United States in countries other than Canada. [7]Coverage only available in the continental U.S. and Canada. See Lexus dealer for details. [8]SiriusXM services require a subscription after trial period. Subscriptions governed by SiriusXM Customer Agreement available at siriusxm.com. If you decide to continue your SiriusXM service at the end of your complimentary trial, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates unless you call 1-800-967-2346 to cancel. Fees and programming subject to change. Available only to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. [9]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. [10]MSRP does not include delivery, processing and handling fee of $910. Excludes taxes, title, license and optional equipment. Dealer price may vary. Does not include accessory options installed by dealer. [11]Delivery, processing and handling fee is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Lexus provides, as well as Lexus' overall pricing structure. Lexus may make a profit on the delivery, processing and handling fee. [12]Performance figures are for comparison only and were obtained with prototype vehicles by professional drivers using special safety equipment and procedures. Do not attempt. [13]EPA-estimated ratings. Actual mileage will vary. [14]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. [15]17-in performance tires are expected to experience greater tire wear than conventional tires. Tire life may be substantially less than 20,000 miles, depending upon driving conditions. [16]Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. Back to top