___Thank you for your HS specific culmination as I pick up the HS 250h for the Chicago to LA and back trip in the morning.
___I will check oil levels but I am sure it is its OEM moly loaded fill and I really cannot do much about that. And of course bring pressures up as soon as I get it back to my home before we load it up with 500 pounds of gear and 700 pounds of people.
___Unfortunately, our HS is a stripper (if you can call an HS that) and with no NAVI, I am not sure that we have the FCD screen available.
___We will have a Garmin Nuvi 1490T w/ EcoRoute along for the ride but that is not quite the same as Toyota/Lexus' TCH/HS w/ NAVI consumption screens
___We will also be SG-II equipped and if it drives anything like the TCH with an 18/18 SHM, this could be a very interesting trip indeed?
___Expect to see a few short snippets as we figure out what the HS is worth on a mostly all highway drive. The TCH in the summer will do 60 + mpgUS on the Interstate but this is not summer of course
We had our first snow yesterday morning and temps are currently in the low 30's here in Chicago. Hopefully by the time we get south of St. Louis, we will pick up a few degrees and maybe the HS will liven up some. I did see LA had highs in the low 70's so at least we have some good temps to drive Lexus' latest while in LA.
___For the Full Review, I might tap you for the technique pages as you have already got a good start here. During the MAMA fall rally
, I had the chance to drive an LS around a short and low speed city/suburban loop while Gliding, P&G, WS, DWB, DWL and of course RR while just below the PSL’s. The HS proved its worth and was only bested by the 2010 Prius and Insight that day. I did not take out the FFH but overall the HS had a very good showing to say the least.
HS at the MAMA rally results.
___And the preview in MI around a slightly longer city/suburban loop during the HS Preview.
___What I am a bit concerned with however is the 2010 TCH (48.2 mpgUS highway) achieved better Highway test cycle FE than the HS (47.4 mpgUS highway) when looking at the non-adjusted, RAW CAFΙ based EPA_FE figures
. That one still has me somewhat confused given the same Cd while having a smaller frontal area and incorporating HSD-II vs. the TCH’s HSD.