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Selected Style 4-Door HB ES
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB ES N/A N/A $28,499 $29,125
4-Door HB SE N/A N/A $30,456 $31,125
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Hybrid 35 34 $33,698 $37,030
4-Door Sedan Hybrid Premium 35 34 $36,218 $39,800
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Lexus HS 250h offers lots of technology along with its high gas mileage, but it's not engaging to drive, nor is its level of luxury particularly spectacular.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 35 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 34 mpg
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
EPA Air Pollution Score NA -
EPA Classification Subcompact car Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 30.0 34.5
Front Head Room (in) 35.6 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.7 90.2
Second Hip Room (in) 47.8 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 53.8
Second Head Room (in) 34.3 36.8
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 54.2
Front Leg Room (in) 33.8 42.6
Front Hip Room (in) 49.4 52.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 62.4 70.3
Track Width, Front (in) 55.9 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 144.7 184.8
Height, Overall (in) 63.6 59.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 54.3 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 100.4 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 50.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 13.2 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 12.1
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 11.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA 14.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.49 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 39.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.06 50.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 30.8 37.4
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Rear Tire Size P175/60R15 P215/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size P145/65R15 P215/55VR17
Spare Tire Size NA T145/70D17
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2579 3682
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) NA - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) NA - TBD -
Fuel System NA Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 Combined - TBD -
Engine Order Code Y4F1 NA
Displacement NA 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 66 combined 187 combined
Engine Type Electric Gas/Electric I4
EPA MPG Equivalent - City 126 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) NA 35
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 112 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) NA 34
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy 99 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) NA 35
Battery Range (mi) 62 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Continuously variable ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Type 1 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code - TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 7.065 - TBD -
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi i-MiEV Lexus HS 250h
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year NA 5.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 10 8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
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