The 2013 Lexus GS 450h was a much hyped car even before it was launched. Even though the car is a hybrid, people had tons of expectation from it. The Lexus GS 450h is much better than its previous version and is definitely more fuel efficient, faster and steadier than its precious version. However, for those who were expecting a sportier version of the car, as in more of a sports sedan, they have something to be disappointed about. The only limitation of the car is that it does it does not live up to its reputation of being a sports car.
- INTERIOR FEATURES:
Lexus is known for its posh interiors. You are bound to notice how plush and soft the seats are and how well decorated and designed the interior is. There is an option of opting for the bamboo interior trim which will light up the already rich interior of the car. The Lexus infotainment system with its mouse like control however might not please everyone. Once you are inside, you will wonder if you are in a British made interior!
- HANDLING, POWER AND SAFETY:
The 2013 Lexus GS 450h is as delightfully tranquil as its previous model. When you are driving you will find that there is no sort of engine noise whatsoever. Even road noise is successfully cut off. You get the option of turning the Driver Knob Mode to Sport and immediately you will find that the power gauge has disappeared and a tachometer has replaced it. When driving in the Sport mode you will find that the electric drive motor gets more pumped up and you are able to accelerate faster.
The 2013 Lexus GS 450h comes with a DOHC 24-valve Atkinson cycle 3.5 liter engine. Its V-6 engine never moans or groans even under pressure and you can accelerate from zero and reach 60 miles per hour in around 5.7 seconds.
Some of the optional and safety features that can be availed are the eighteen way adjustable front seats, lane keeping assistance, pre-collision system, adaptive cruise control, active parking system and blind spot monitor.