Take a look back through the automotive history of the Lexus brand and the HS might be a blur. The HS was a compact hybrid introduced in the mid-2000s. The idea behind the car was to bring new buyers into Lexus showrooms, who wouldn’t usually be interested in the brand. The problem is that the HS was expensive when it was new, and shoppers couldn’t justify the price tag (via Motor Junkie).
Although the HS was not the best bargain when it was brand new, now that the car has depreciated somewhat, it makes a pretty cool ride. The hybrid drivetrain was based on the Toyota Prius, so it is not only reliable but also efficient. Of course, no Lexus would be complete without a luxury interior, and the HS is packed with all kinds of luxury items. The Lexus HS is a great value that you will feel great when you are behind the wheel.