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The Lexus LS Hybrid was highly anticipated in the market, sadly overall it seems to be a disappointment. There are plenty of 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 car 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 recently, Americans loved to buy.
Lexus luxury sedan flagships are always spacious, incredibly comfortable and stylish. And the LS 600h is no exception. The long list of features and convenience items 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 is not in luxury, but in performance. Its 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 unit, hoping to deliver the same performance as the V12, but with better performance. Much better gasoline. .
Unfortunately, the addition of hybrid components adds some pretty hefty weight to the Lexus’s already beefy build. The increased weight of the engine, and the corresponding energy it takes to get the car moving, means that despite the increase in power, acceleration and performance are only on par with the LS 460. And while fuel economy fuel is 4 miles per gallon better in city driving, your gas mileage on the highway where you try to get most of it 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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