The Lexus GS 450h is the hybrid edition of the luxury brand's mid-size sport sedan. The four-door, five-passenger GS 450h has been redesigned alongside the gas-powered model in order to provide more engaging styling, a stiffer chassis, and a wider stance that helps to improve handling. The Lexus GS 450h is motivated by a 3.5-liter V-6 that works together with a battery-powered electric motor in order to provide 338 horsepower in total. An electronically-controlled continuously-variable automatic transmission sends that output to the rear wheels, and fuel mileage for the sedan checks in at 29-mpg city and 34-mpg highway.
The Lexus GS 450h comes in a single, well-equipped trim level (MSRP $58,950). Standard gear that is provided with the GS 450h includes dual automatic climate control, heated and ventilated leather seats, a heated steering wheel, an adaptive suspension system, a moonroof, an eight-inch LCD screen for interacting with the vehicle's multimedia and communications systems, and LED interior lighting. Optional with the vehicle is the luxury package, which adds additional power adjustments to the front seats, a third zone to the climate control system, rain-sensing windshield wipers, adaptive HID headlights, and spiffier interior trim.
In terms of safety, the Lexus GS 450h comes with front and rear seat-mounted side airbags, dual forward airbags, side curtain airbags for those riding in the back as well as the first two positions, and a knee airbag for both the driver and the front passenger. Electronic stability control, traction control, and brake assist are also provided free of charge with the automobile making the GS 450h luxury hybrid as safe as it is efficient.
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