2010 Lexus LS Models Sedan
Benefits of Driving a 2010 Lexus LS Models Sedan
Introduced in 2008 as a hybrid complement to the LS460, the 2010 LS600h stands in rare company--it's one of the only V8-powered hybrids available. While prices do start in the $100,000 range, it's one of the most comfortable and technologically advanced vehicles on the road. The sophisticated hybrid powertrain returns impressive horsepower numbers while maintaining a combined EPA estimate of 21 MPG--not bad for a car weighing two-and-a-half tons! There isn't much competition at this price, but the Lexus LS600h outdoes the Mercedes-Benz S400 hybrid in terms of power, features all-wheel drive all the while maintaining similar mileage numbers.
What's new for 2010?
The LS600 receives refreshed styling for 2010. Lexus moved the battery pack giving way to space for a larger trunk. The 2010 model also got a subtly restyled front grille and fascia. A new ECO mode smoothes out throttle application to improve efficiency regardless of how heavy the driver's foot is.
- Top-tier hybrid luxury sedan
- superior craftsmanship
- ultra-quiet ride
- spacious interior
- 'green ' hybrid pedigree
This Lexus hybrid pairs a 5.0L V8 engine with two strong electric motors, a system for recapturing power, and a large-capacity battery pack. Altogether, the hybrid powertrain can deliver 438 horsepower and 385 pounds-feet of torque, yielding 0 to 60 mph acceleration times of only 5.5 seconds and impressive passing power. The 2010 LS600h L features Lexus Hybrid Drive, which follows the expertise gained in Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive, and uses a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that features 8-speed manual shift control. The transmission has three driver-selectable driving modes ? normal, power and snow ? for changing road conditions.