After owning my first luxury car for a little over a month, I now understand what all the fuss is about. I feel like I have been accepted into the secret society of luxury car owners. Had I known all the work my car was going to do for me and all the thinking it was going to do for me, I would have gone "luxury" sooner. I love every feature in this car and hardly know where to begin. I guess the fact that I never have to remove my key fob from my purse is the nicest feature. My car recognizes that I have it on me and just my touch is enough to open the doors, the trunk, start the car, etc. I also really love the heads up driving feature. My eyes never have to leave the road. The windshield wipers have sensors that tell them when to come on and how fast to go. The voice activated controls are also wonderful. And the fact that I can program my garage door opener and my community gate opener into the controls on my rear view mirror is fantastic. The back up camera is also wonderful along with the sensors that tell me when I am getting too close to something. I was seriously thinking about a Mercedes when I bought this car but I have owned Toyota's for quite a long time and have never had any trouble with them. So when I saw this Lexus was a hybrid, I was sold. I get the same gas mileage I was getting with my Corolla (I do almost all highway driving) but with much more room, comfort, and all the bells and whistles. Now that I have tasted luxury, I will never go back!
We brought the HS250 to have better gas mileage than our 5-series BMW and it hasn't disappointed. We've gone from averaging about 19mpg to 33+mpg with the Lexus while still maintaining the level of luxury that we appreciated with the BMW. We were concerned about a lack of power with the hybrid and while it's not a rocket ship by any stretch is definitely has some pep and is not lacking any power.
We like everything except the radio - no buttons you have use the electronic form of buttons. A little too much of the electronic side other wise love it.