Used 2011 Lexus GS Hybrid Sedan Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons of the 2011 Lexus GS Hybrid Sedan

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 Pros Magnificent navigation system that's both easy to use and up to date

 Pros Performance of a V8

 Pros Gorgeous leather seating, wood and aluminum trims

 Pros Pre collision system that activates safety measures upon detecting imminent crash or impact

 Pros Highest 'good' rating for its side-impact and frontal offset collisions from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety

 Pros Better performance than expected from a V6 hybrid sedan

 Pros Fuel economy better than the median for V6 midsize sedans, luxury or no

 Pros Impressive performance in either electric only or gas powered driving

 Pros Unparalleled luxury

 Pros Only luxury sedan available on the market at the time of this writing

 Pros Stolen vehicle locator for additional security

 Cons 23 mph combined mileage (decades of driving are needed for the fuel savings to compensate for the additional cost of this hybrid sedan)

 Cons Occasional glare from overpolished wood and aluminum trim can be extremely distracting

 Cons Regenerative braking system is unwieldy for new drivers, although they should adapt with experience

 Cons The controls are cheap looking, plastic and not the same standard as the rest of the car

 Cons Loss of trunk space due to hybrid battery, resulting in a meager 10.6 cubic feet of luggage space as compared to the traditionally gas powered model's 15 cubic feet.

 Cons Curb weight further detracts from fuel economy