One of a kind; those words are rarely used in the automotive business where conformity seems to be the order of the day. Then in 2010 along came the Lexus HS 250h and a leader was born in a previously-nonexistent category. Combining superior gas mileage with luxury simply had not been accomplished until Lexus unveiled the 250h.

Now don’t expect the HS 250h to give you Prius fuel efficiency because it simply is not in that neighborhood, but at 35 mph the 250h isn’t something to sneeze at either, and considering the fact that you can go from 0-60 in 8.7 seconds, something unheard of in a hybrid, we consider this to be a one-of-a-kind vehicle.

And before we forget, let’s talk about luxury for a second because when the name Lexus is attached to a vehicle it is luxury you would expect. This is a five-passenger luxury compact sedan and it offers a very quite ride on the freeway with above-average handling. Add to that the standard list of features that you get from all Lexus vehicles.

The 250h borrows its powertrain from the Camry Hybrid rather than the Toyota Prius, giving is more power. With a 2.4-liter inline-4 working in tandem with two electric motors, the Lexus HS 250h is capable of 187 horsepower being sent to the front wheels.

Quite frankly when you drive this car you will not believe you are driving a hybrid because it is so luxurious and comfortable and because of the power it delivers. And while we are talking about power, let us not forget that this is a Toyota engine and all that means is that this vehicle is powered by arguably one of the two best engines produced in the world. Honda and Toyota have been making engines for almost one hundred years so there is a good chance they know what they are doing. Toyota engines just keep on going and going and going; true, replacement parts do not come cheaply, but considering the fact that you probably won’t need a replacement auto part for one of these cars for years you come out way ahead in the long run.

When it comes time to buy replacement parts the smart shopper in today’s economy is turning to salvage yards to save money and yet still purchase reliable recycled auto parts. All Import Auto Parts is the place to buy used auto parts in the Fort Worth area. Check us out on Facebook at to keep abreast of the latest new arrivals.