The HS 250h offers more airbags
than any other sedan in its class. The front airbags are optimized to deploy at one of three speeds, according to such factors as impact severity.
All the airbag (AB) systems are Supplemental Restraint Systems. All ABs (if installed) are designed to inflate only under certain conditions and in certain types of severe collisions: frontal and knee ABs typically inflate in frontal collisions; side and side curtain ABs in side collisions; Roll-Sensing Curtain ABs at a severe tilt degree, roll or lateral G-force. In all other accidents, the ABs will not inflate. To decrease the risk of injury from an inflating AB, always wear seatbelts, sit upright in the middle of the seat as far back as possible and do not lean against the door. Do not put objects in front of an AB or around the seatback. Do not use a rearward-facing child seat in any front passenger seat. The force of an inflating AB may cause serious injury or death. Please see your Owner’s Manual for further information/warnings.
This electronic system
can aid driver control by detecting incipient sideslip of the wheels while cornering and helping to control it by modulating the engine power and selectively applying individual brakes.
Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) is an electronic system designed to help the driver maintain vehicle control under adverse conditions. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Factors including speed, road conditions and driver steering input can all affect whether VSC will be effective in preventing a loss of control. Please see your Owner's Manual for further details.
An available Wide-view Front Monitor
uses a camera mounted in the front grille to provide a 190-degree front view on
the navigation screen with the push of a button on the dash. When the HS
250h is put into reverse, the multi-information displays shows an area behind
the vehicle captured by the backup camera
Included with the available Navigation System, this small camera above the rear
license plate offers a wide-angle view to improve the rear visibility at slow
speeds and when backing up, helping you with parking and negotiating narrow
The Wide-view Front Monitor does not provide a comprehensive view of the front
area of the vehicle. You should also look around outside your vehicle and
use your mirrors to confirm clearance. Cold weather will limit
effectiveness and view may become cloudy.
The backup camera does not provide a comprehensive view of the rear area of the vehicle. You should also look around outside your vehicle and use your mirrors to confirm rearward clearance. Cold weather will limit effectiveness and view may become cloudy.
Active Front Headrests
During certain collisions, active front headrests
raise upward and forward, helping to decrease the movement of the
head relative to the spine and helping to reduce the severity of whiplash-type
Active headrests can help prevent or limit the extent of whiplash in certain types of rear-end collisions.
Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS)
For enhanced nighttime visibility, especially on winding roads, choose the
Dual-swivel Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) (only available with LED
headlamps). It can pivot the left headlamp up to 15 degrees and the right
headlamp up to 10 degrees, helping to illuminate more of the road through turns.
Headlamp washers are also available.
Extensive reinforcements throughout the body and suspension of the HS Hybrid help enhance control while reducing engine and road noise.
When an available sensor detects the presence of rain on the windshield glass, the wiper blades are activated at the appropriate speed.
The HS 250h comes equipped with a state-of-the-art theft-deterrent system. This includes an engine immobilizer
that prevents the car from starting if it cannot recognize the code transmitted by your key. The system changes the code each time you arm and disarm the alarm.
The engine immobilizer is a state-of-the-art anti-theft system. When you insert your key into the ignition switch or bring a SmartAccess fob into the vehicle, the key transmits an electronic code to the vehicle. The engine will only start if the code in the transponder chip inside the key or SmartAccess fob matches the code in the vehicle's immobilizer. Because the transponder chip is embedded in the key or SmartAccess fob, it can be costly to replace. If you lose a key or SmartAccess fob, your Lexus dealer can help. Alternatively, you can find a qualified independent locksmith to perform high-security key services by consulting your local Yellow Pages or by contacting www.aloa.org.
Specifications, features, equipment, technical data,
performance figures, options, and color and trim are based upon
information available at time of posting, are subject to change without
notice, are for the State of Hawaii vehicles and may differ in the
mainland U.S.A. vehicles and in other regions. For more
information, call 808-54-LEXUS (808-545-3987).