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2010 Lexus HS
2007 Volkswagen Jetta
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4-Door Sedan Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
HS 250h 4-Door Sedan Hybrid 35 34 $31,531 $34,650
HS 250h 4-Door Sedan Hybrid Premium 35 34 $34,051 $37,420
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4-Door Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 22 30 $16,959 $17,565
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.5 22 30 $18,136 $19,185
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.5 PZEV 22 30 $18,136 $19,185
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic PZEV 22 30 $16,959 $17,565
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic Sport Limited 22 30 $19,407 $20,535
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic Sport Limited PZEV 22 30 $19,407 $20,535
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic Wolfsburg Edition 22 30 $19,407 $20,535
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Automatic Wolfsburg Edition PZEV 22 30 $19,407 $20,535
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG 2.0T 25 32 $21,658 $23,185
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG Fahrenheit GLI 25 32 $27,047 $28,955
Jetta Sedan 4-Door DSG GLI 25 32 $23,507 $25,185
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 22 30 $15,886 $16,490
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0T 23 32 $20,585 $22,110
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.5 22 30 $17,063 $18,110
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.5 PZEV 22 30 $17,063 $18,110
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual Fahrenheit GLI 23 32 $25,974 $27,880
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual GLI 23 32 $22,434 $24,110
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual PZEV 22 30 $15,886 $16,490
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual Wolfsburg Edition 22 30 $18,334 $19,460
Jetta Sedan 4-Door Manual Wolfsburg Edition PZEV 22 30 $18,334 $19,460
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,531
$16,959
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,650
$17,565
Monthly Payment Estimate
$578 / month
$293 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The new 2010 Lexus HS 250h packs some noteworthy technology features, though those expecting either Prius fuel economy figures or a sportier driving experience might be disappointed.
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Fuel Economy
City
35 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.2 91
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.5 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
184.8 179.3
Height, Overall (in)
59.3 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 101.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 70.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.1 16.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x - TBD - 10.2 X 0.47
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 11.3 x 0.98
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
50 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.81 3.00
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
39.4 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
T145/70D17 P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P195/65HR15
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3682 3285
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
138 @ 4400 170 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
147 @ 6000 150 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I5
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
35 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.56
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
ECVT Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 4.04
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus HS 250h Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sdn
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
9 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.4 -

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