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Revision as of 07:15, 20 July 2006

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The 2007 Lexus GS 450h is the second foray into the hybrid market for this brand name of the Toyota Motor Corporation, the first being last year's RX 400h sport utility.

Hybrids have a stigma of being slow, strange and more expensive than conventional cars, right? Not anymore says Lexus with the GS 450h which will use a 3.5-liter V6 engine and a high-output electric motor driving the rear wheels to place the horsepower at the level of a V8 engine.

With just 2,000 units available, even at the $54,900 base price Lexus will easily sell every GS 450h unit. The company will follow the new sedan with an LS 600h model using the same rear-drive hybrid technology bolted to the new 380-horsepower V-8 to deliver V-12 performance.

See WikiCars' comprehensive Lexus GS 450h Review.

Styles and Major Options

Standard Equipment

Optional Equipment

Dealer Accessories

  • 18-inch G-Spider alloy wheels
  • All-weather floor mats
  • Car cover
  • Cargo net
  • Trunk mat
  • Wheel locks
  • XM® Satellite radio capability

Pricing

The GS 450h base vehicle retails for $54,900 MSRP with a $695 delivery charge, amounting to a base price of $55,595. Prices for all optional equipment on the Lexus GS 450h is available at CarsDirect.

The U.S. Federal Income Tax Credit is $1,550 for models purchased prior to December 31, 2010.

Trim

Base RWD

Price

MSRP

$54,900

Invoice

$48,312

Gas Mileage

Trim

RWD CVT

Engine

3.5L V6

MPG (City/Highway)

25/28

Reliability

Safety

  • Driver and front passenger airbags including front, side, side curtain and knee.
  • Rear side curtain airbags.
  • Electronic Traction Control.
  • Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) electronic stability control.
  • Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS).
  • Braking Assist.
  • Electronic Controlled Braking (ECB) and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD).
  • Tire pressure monitor system.
  • Highly rigid body structure.
  • Side impact door beams.
  • Front and rear crumple zones.
  • 3-point seatbelt with Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) for driver.
  • 3-point seatbelts with Automatic Locking Retractor/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR) for all passengers.
  • Child Restraint Seat (CRS) tether anchor brackets.
  • Child safety locks and window lock button on driver door control.
  • Full-color display backup camera.
  • Intuitive electronic park assist.
  • Theft-deterrent and engine immobilizer system.
  • High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps with Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS).
  • Headlamp washers.
  • Daytime running lights.
  • Integrated foglamps.
  • Rain-sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers.

Optional Equipment

  • Pre-Collision System (PCS) radar

Photos

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Colors

Blue Onyx Pearl Blue Onyx Pearl

Black Onyx Black Onyx

Crystal White Crystal White

Glacier Frost Mica Glacier Frost Mica

Flint Mica Flint Mica

Matador Red Mica Matador Red Mica

Mercury Metallic Mercury Metallic

Main Competitors

Unique Attributes

  • The Lexus GS 450h is more an attempt to raise the bar of hybrid vehicles on the marketplace then a conscientious choice. Plans are in place to have hybrid solutions throughout the Lexus lineup and will be marketed as the premium vehicle trim.
  • Lexus claims a total 339 HP or 253 kW of output power pushing the GS 450h from 0-60 in 5.2 seconds.
  • A Neiman Marcus limited-edition GS 450h was included in the 2005 Holiday Catalogue. Only 75 of the special cars were produced in a Crystalline Ice exterior color with Neiman Marcus logo clad interior accents and apparently sold out in 3 hours.

Resale Values

Due to the limited production and immediate interest there will likely be little to no resale information for some time.

See also

External Links