2009 Lexus GS 450h  -  $57,425


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $57,425
Base Invoice: $51,769
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn Hybrid
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 23 | City: 22 | Hwy: 25
Body Style: 4dr Sdn Hybrid
Transmission: Electronic continuously variable transmission (ECVT)
Engine: 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

Model News

After last year's minor face-lift, the 2009 Lexus GS remains unchanged.


Model Highlights

The 2009 Lexus GS is available in three different models, each distinguished by its powertrain. The GS350 is powered by a 303-horsepower V6 engine, while the GS460 has a 342-horsepower V8 engine. At the top of the range is the GS450h, which has a hybrid powertrain combining a 3.5L V6 with an electric motor system, to produce 340 horsepower.

The GS460 can accelerate to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds, while the GS450h can get to 60 in 5.2 seconds.

The GS350 has an available all-wheel drive system, but other GS models are rear-wheel drive only. The AWD system normally sends 70 percent of engine power to the rear wheels but brings up to 50 percent of power to the front wheels when the conditions warrant. With a planetary-gear differential and wet multi-disc clutch, the torque transfer is very smooth.

The GS450h model's hybrid powertrain is a so-called "full hybrid" system, meaning it can provide electric-only operation at low speeds for short distances to optimize fuel economy. The system recovers some energy to the battery pack, installed in the rear-seat area, when braking or decelerating. The hybrid model carries EPA fuel economy ratings of 22 mpg city, 25 highway.

Standard on the GS460 and optional on other models is the Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) system, which brings four settings ranging from a softer, comfort-oriented mode to a "sport" mode for high-performance driving. On the GS460, there's also an Active Power Stabilizer system, controlled by electronic actuators, that reduces body sway for better control in hard cornering.

All GS models feature standard VDC electronic stability control, but GS460 and GS450h models upgrade to the Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management system, which seamlessly integrates the long list of standard electronic safety and performance technology--including the anti-lock brakes, brake assist, electronic brakeforce distribution and variable-ratio steering.

The Variable Gear Ratio Steering on the GS460 is electrically operated, lighter, and more efficient than traditional systems, and it can change the ratio so that response is quick in parking maneuvers yet stable in highway lane changes. The GS460 also has an electronically controlled, "brake-by-wire" system that's backed up with a traditional hydraulic system.

A Pre-Collision System (PCS) is optional. PCS uses radar sensors to detect obstacles in front of the car and, if it determines a collision is unavoidable, it retracts seatbelts, stiffens the suspension, primes the brake assist, and will automatically apply the brakes if the driver doesn't respond to warnings. Other standout technology functions on the GS include the Adaptive Front Lighting System, which swivels the headlight beams to better illuminate dark corners, and Intuitive Park Assist (IPA), which uses ultrasonic sensors to detect nearby objects during parking in the direction of steering.

All GS models come with leather upholstery, 10-way-adjustable power seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power rear sunshade and a 10-speaker sound system with in-dash 6-CD changer. GS460 and GS450h models come with heated and ventilated front seats, perforated leather upholstery, rear-seat side air bags, rain-sensing wipers, headlamp washers, and the IPA parking system. Interior appointments come in a variety of materials, including Walnut, Dark Gray, or Brown Bird's Eye Maple trim and a variety of leathers.

Major options include a Mark Levinson Premium Audio system, with a 330-watts amplifier, eleven channels, and the capability to play multi-format, multi-media CDs or DVDs on the included screen, and a DVD-based navigation system with Bluetooth hands-free interface.


Value Writeup

While Lexus's similarly sized ES sedan is oriented more for comfort, the 2009 GS line is designed for performance. All three models of the Lexus GS have impressive acceleration and well-rounded performance. And, with available all-wheel drive on the GS350, it's a good choice for those with serious winter weather. The GS--especially in the 460 and 450h models--is also a technological powerhouse with high-tech features, like the Pre-Collision System, not widely found in its rivals.

The GS450h continues to stand out in the market as a hybrid model with a distinct performance emphasis. It outpaces the bigger V8 while using 30 percent less gas, according to Lexus.


Pros

Lively acceleration; impressive overall performance; sporty driving characteristics; high-technology safety and convenience equipment; available all-wheel drive (GS350).


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 MPG

Cruising Range - City
378.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
23 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
430.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas/Electric V6

Displacement
3.5L/210

Fuel System
DI/SFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
292 @ 6400

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4800

Trans Type
1

Trans Description Cont.
ECVT

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77

EPA Classification
Mid-Size

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
110.5 ft³

Front Head Room
37.8 in

Front Leg Room
43.5 in

Front Shoulder Room
56.3 in

Front Hip Room
54.4 in

Second Head Room
37.0 in

Second Leg Room
36.4 in

Second Shoulder Room
55.1 in

Second Hip Room
51.4 in

Wheelbase
112.2 in

Length, Overall
190.0 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.7 in

Height, Overall
56.1 in

Track Width, Front
60.4 in

Track Width, Rear
60.6 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.1 in

Trunk Volume
7.5 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4134 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR18

Rear Tire Size
P245/40ZR18

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Compact

Steering Type
Electric Pwr Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
12.4-17.2

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7-3.2

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.7 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.1 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17.2 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
6

Drivetrain Miles/km
70,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine -inc: SFI & DI dual injection, dual continuously variable valve timing w/intelligence (VVT-i), permanent magnet electric motor

Electronic throttle control system w/intelligence (ETCS-i)

Computer controlled ignition system

Electronic spark advance (ESA)

Push button engine start

Fluid filled engine mounts

Electronic continuously variable transmission (ECVT) -inc: 2-stage torque multiplication, pwr mode, snow mode

Rear wheel drive

35kW sealed nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery

Double wishbone front suspension -inc: high-mount upper arms, coil springs

Multi-link rear suspension -inc: high-mount upper arms, coil springs

Front/rear gas-filled shock absorbers

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Adaptive variable suspension (AVS)

Speed-sensitive variable rack & pinion electric pwr steering

4-wheel pwr vented disc brakes

Dual exhaust w/stainless steel tips

18" x 8.0" 5-spoke alloy wheels

P245/40ZR18 summer tires

Temporary spare tire

Pwr tilt/slide moonroof -inc: 1-touch open/close, jam protection

Color-keyed front/rear bumpers

Chrome grill surround

High-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps -inc: auto-on/off, delay-off, adaptive front lighting system (AFS), headlamp washers

Integrated fog lamps

LED rear combination lights

Color-keyed electrochromic pwr heated mirrors -inc: pwr-retract, reverse auto tilt-down, puddle lamps, turn signals, memory

Acoustic glass windshield

Water-repellent front door glass

UV & infrared ray-reducing tinted window glass

Rain-sensing variable intermittent wipers w/mist cycle

AM/FM stereo -inc: in-dash 6-disc CD changer, auto-reverse cassette, cassette scan feature, MP3, (10) speakers, digital signal processing, automatic sound levelizer (ASL), electronic crossover network, theft-deterrent design, auxiliary audio input

Rear glass-imprinted FM diversity antenna

Bluetooth wireless telephone technology

Regency leather seat trim

10-way pwr heated/ventilated front bucket seats -inc: pwr lumbar, 3-position memory, 4-way headrests

Rear bench seat -inc height-adjustable headrests, fold-down center armrest

Cut pile carpeting

Carpeted floor mats

Stainless steel scuff plates

3-spoke wood & leather-trimmed pwr tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/audio & display controls

3-pod analog instrument cluster -inc: electrochromatic device (ECD) variable transparency glass feature

7" multi-information touch-screen

Digital odometer w/twin trip meters

Digital quartz clock

Drop-down controls left of steering wheel -inc: exterior mirrors, meter brightness, odometer reset, trip meter reset, headlamp washer, rear sunshade, park assist, AFS off, interior lamp

Pwr windows -inc: 1-touch up/down, jam protection

Retained accessory pwr

Pwr door locks -inc: anti-lockout feature, driver door 2-turn unlock

SmartAccess keyless entry -inc: 2-stage unlock, trunk open, panic feature, volume-adjustable confirmation, rolling code technology, remote window down

Cruise control

Pwr trunk release/closer w/valet trunk lockout closer

Pwr fuel door release

Vehicle theft-deterrent system w/engine immobilizer

Alarm system

Dual-zone auto climate controls -inc: LCD controls, temp display, smog sensor, auto recirculation, micro dust filter, pollen filter

Rear A/C vents on back of center console

Rear window defogger w/auto-off timer

Auxiliary pwr outlet

Wood trim

Full door trim -inc: integrated front armrests, folding front door storage pockets

Electrochromic rearview mirror -inc: compass, HomeLink programmable garage door opener

Pwr rear sunshade

Dual sun visors w/illuminated vanity mirrors

Dual front/rear assist grips

Illuminated entry -inc: puddle lamps, interior lights, engine start button ring

Front/rear reading lamps

Wood & leather-trimmed shift knob

Front seatback pockets

Integrated retractable coat hooks

Fully carpeted trunk w/integrated cargo net hooks

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Regenerative braking

Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) w/brake assist (BA)

Vehicle dynamics integrated management (VDIM) -inc: electronic controlled braking (ECB), vehicle stability control (VSC), traction control (TRAC)

Front/rear crumple zones

Daytime running lights

Dual-stage front airbag system (SRS) -inc: passenger occupant detection

Front/rear seat-mounted side-impact airbags (SRS)

Front/rear side curtain airbags (SRS)

Dual front knee airbags (SRS)

Intuitive park assist

Backup camera

All-position 3-point seat belts -inc: outboard pretensioners w/force limiters

Height-adjustable front shoulder belt anchors

All-position emergency locking retractor (ELR)

All-passenger automatic locking retraction (ALR)

Child safety rear door locks

Direct tire pressure monitoring system

Impact-dissipating upper interior trim

Brake pedal regression mechanism

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
STARFIRE PEARL
$0

 
MERCURY METALLIC
$0

 
OPALINE PEARL
$0

 
OBSIDIAN
$0

 
BLACK OPAL MICA
$0

 
MATADOR RED MICA
$0

 
CASHMERE, SEMI-ANILINE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LIGHT GRAY, SEMI-ANILINE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, SEMI-ANILINE LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PWR ACTIVE STABILIZER
$3,320

 
PWR ACTIVE STABILIZER
$3,320

 
245/40R18 RUN-FLAT ALL-SEASON TIRES
$320

 
245/40R18 RUN-FLAT ALL-SEASON TIRES
$400

 
REAR LIP SPOILER
$200

 
MARK LEVINSON AM/FM STEREO W/CD/DVD CHANGER
$1,780

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM W/REAR CAMERA
$1,500

 
INTERIOR ACCENTS PKG
$200

 
LEXUS LINK
$900

 
PRE-COLLISION SYSTEM W/ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL
$2,850

 
** PORT INSTALLED OPTIONS & THEIR PRICES ARE CARRIED OVER FROM 2008 **
$0

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG
$210

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$73

 
REAR LIP SPOILER
$200

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$486

 
XM SATELLITE RADIO
$486

 
ALL WEATHER MATS
$109

 
CARGO NET
$64

 
TRUNK MAT
$73

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