2008 Lexus GS 450h Trims

Average Price:$23,001
As its lower-case "h" indicates, the 2008 Lexus GS 450h Base trim comes equipped with the Lexus Hybrid Drive, which consists of a high-output electric-drive motor combined with a 297-ho... Read More

As its lower-case "h" indicates, the 2008 Lexus GS 450h Base trim comes equipped with the Lexus Hybrid Drive, which consists of a high-output electric-drive motor combined with a 297-horsepower, 3.5-liter gas-powered V6 engine. At speeds up to 15 miles per hour, the GS 450h runs silently on the electric motor. Beyond that, the gas engine kicks in, driving the car from 0 to 60 in just over 5 seconds.

The hybrid engine links to an electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT), which efficiently manages the electric and gas power components, ensuring smooth acceleration and peak operation.

Thanks to its hybrid engine, the rear-wheel-drive GS 450h manages 22 miles per gallon in the city and 25 on the highway, according to Lexus. That's not spectacular when compared to other hybrids, but quite respectable for a luxury sedan.

The GS 450h offers plenty of luxury appointments, including a choice of interior wood trim (depending on the interior color), leather-trimmed seats, heated and ventilated front seats, push-button start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a moonroof, dual climate control, and a power rear sunshade.

Other features include performance brakes, adaptive variable suspension, regenerative braking (which recharges the battery when the brakes are applied), antilock brakes with brake assist, 10 airbags, and run-flat tires.

A Lexus 10-speaker Premium Sound System with an in-dash, six-disc CD changer comes standard, while a 14-speaker Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound Audio System with a six-disc DVD/CD changer can be ordered as an option.

The GS 450h gets high marks from drivers and reviewers for its performance, fuel-efficient engine, safety features, and luxury appointments, though some note that legroom and headroom can be tight for taller passengers.

Powertrain: 3.5L 292 hp V6 Hybrid Engine, RWD, Continuously Variable Transmission, MPG: 24
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Front air conditioning zones: dual
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Knee airbags: dual front · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front and rear · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Auxiliary audio input: MP3, iPod/iPhone integration · In-Dash CD: 6 disc · Radio: AM/FM · Radio Data System · Total Number of Speakers: 10
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 13.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.2 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Dash trim: wood · Door trim: leather and wood · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Reading lights: front and rear · Rear floor mats
Convenience Features Center console: front console with armrest and storage, front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Door pockets: front · First aid kit · Multi-function remote: hands-free multi-function remote with keyless ignition, trunk release · Power activated trunk/hatch: open and close · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Rear view camera · Rear view monitor · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: auto tilt-away, tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Storage: front seatback · Universal remote transmitter
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated: multi-level heating · Power adjustments: 10 · Ventilated
Engine Electric Motor Battery Type: nickel-metal hydride · Electric Motor HP: 180 · Electric Motor Power Output (Kilowatts): 134 · Electric Motor Torque: 203 · Electric Motor Type: permanent magnet motor system
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Hybrid Powertrain Combined HP: 340
Instrumentation Compass · Electroluminescent instrumentation · External temperature display · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners · Headlights: HID, dusk sensing, Auto on/off · Tail and brake lights: LED
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: remote
Memorized Settings Includes driver seat · Includes exterior mirrors · Includes passenger seat · Includes steering wheel
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: reverse gear tilt, power retractable, integrated turn signals, power · Inside rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated: multi-level heating · Power adjustments: 10 · Ventilated
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding · Rear heat: vents · Type: bench
Roof Moonroof: one-touch open/close, power
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Crumple zones: front and rear
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front and rear · Seatbelt pretensioners: front and rear
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Theft-Deterrent System
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): rear, front
Telematics Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Wheels Rim type: aluminum
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing · Power windows · Rear defogger · Sunshade: power rear window