Lexus GS 450h 2nd hand cars for salePosted by Eduan Van Rooyen on Nov 19, 2012 in Second hand cars | Comments Off
A stylish, mid-size hybrid sedan: the 2011 Lexus GS 450h are widely available as 2nd hand cars for sale. Will the 450h prove to be worth your time?
• strong performance
• seamless hybrid system
• exceptionally quiet cabin
• outstanding fit and finish
• Good balance of power and fuel economy
• Luxurious interior with comfortable seats
• Excellent reliability score
• Small trunk
• questionable value
• fuel economy less than what many people expect from a hybrid
• Headroom and legroom limited
• Electrically-assisted steering affects handling
• Not as sporty as competitors
Technical specs for the 450h as 2nd hand cars for sale:
Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: 22 City / 25 Hwy
Engine: Gas/Electric V6 3.5L/210
Horsepower: 292 @ 6400
Torque: 267 @ 4800 3.5L/210
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Rear Parking Aid
Rain Sensing Wipers
Power Driver Seat
Suspension Type – Front (Cont.): Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type – Rear (Cont.): Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
The 2011 Lexus GS 450h scored 8.5 out of 10 received the following rankings on usnews.rankingsandreviews.com:
• #4 in Used Luxury Large Cars $30K and up
• #1 in Used Luxury Hybrid Cars $40K and up
• #3 in 2011 Luxury Large Cars
• #2 in 2011 Luxury Hybrid Cars
Thecarconnection.com gave it 7.8 out of 10.
What can you expect from the 450h as 2nd hand cars for sale?
According to Edmunds.com, the 2011 Lexus GS 450h seems well suited to a variety of driving styles. “The standard adaptive variable suspension serves up a smooth, soft ride in Comfort mode, yet has the ability to provide stiffer and more responsive dynamics in Sport mode. For more spirited drivers, the optional Active Power Stabilizer significantly reduces body roll when cornering. The regenerative braking system tends to react a bit too aggressively for uninitiated drivers, but after some time behind the wheel, we acclimated and easily achieved quick and confident stops.”
Lexus estimates the GS 450h will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, which is quick even for a V8-powered midsize luxury sedan.
Autoweek.com gave the interior a nod of approval and says the Lexus sports comforts abound with great leather seats and the wood-trimmed steering wheel. “Overall, this is a good combination of sportiness and luxury, with the addition of the hybrid powertrain.”
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