Review: 2013 Lexus CT 200h

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And since it’s a Lexus, you’re correct in assuming that it’s nice. Designed primarily for the European market, the 2013 Lexus CT 200h is a 4-door “sport tourer” (aka hatchback) that rides atop a fully independent suspension. Lexus CT 200h

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Review: 2013 Lexus RX 450h

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2013 Lexus RX 450h. Dubbed by many industry sources the most fuel-efficient luxury SUV, the 2013 Lexus RX 450h certainly delivers. The RX 450h has an EPA estimated fuel economy of 32 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, and 30 mpg combined. Lexus RX 400h/450h

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Lexus Compact Luxury Hybrid CUV

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Hybrid SUV fans will be excited to learn that Lexus will soon add a new crossover hybrid to their lineup. Automotive News (Europe) broke this story (subscription is required, but try this ) and noted that Lexus plans to sell this smaller hybrid CUV in North America and Europe.

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Review: 2013 Lexus RX 450h

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2013 Lexus RX 450h. Dubbed by many industry sources the most fuel-efficient luxury SUV, the 2013 Lexus RX 450h certainly delivers. The RX 450h has an EPA estimated fuel economy of 32 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, and 30 mpg combined. Lexus RX 400h/450h

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New Honda electric car, sporty Lexus hybrid review, how gas engines will get better mpg: Today's Car News

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After Lexus introduced a new ES 300h hybrid yesterday, we finished out test drive in the considerably more luxurious LC 500h coupe. Honda introduced its new electric car for China, and it's based on the small HR-V SUV that it sells here. And we take a deep dive into the next technology that will make gas engines more fuel effiicent. All this and

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Supercharger V3 rollout, Lexus aims for electric, feds waffle over mpg: The Week in Reverse

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Which sports car company announced plans to build (in all-electric form) the most powerful production car? What new breakthrough is expected to bring down the cost of hybrids? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending July 19, 2019. Tesla unveiled its most powerful Supercharger. The Week In Reverse

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2013 Lexus GS 450h: MPG, MPH And. BPM? (Video)

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However, some carmakers are changing that image with powerful and luxurious models--and Lexus is one of those carmakers. Hybrids are great. Economical, clean, soothing, relaxing, quiet, thrilling. Okay, perhaps not the last one, as thrills are conspicuously absent from many hybrids on the market today. How better to show off the new, edgy breed

2019 Lexus ES revealed, features 44-mpg 300h hybrid sedan

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Lexus unveiled Tuesday its newest ES sedan, and the mid-size luxury stalwart appears to have an edgier attitude. The big news for readers interested in green cars is that the new ES 300h hybrid is rated at 44 mpg, up 10 percent from the previous model. The ES has always been a version of a Toyota seda, and the new version is no exception.

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2012 Lexus CT 200h Review

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Review: 2012 Lexus CT 200h. The Lexus CT 200h is in a class by itself, literally. Specifically, the 2012 Lexus CT 200h is categorized as a premium compact, four-door hatchback hybrid. The sedan draws technology from both the Lexus HS 250h and Toyota Prius. Lexus CT 200h

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‘11 Lexus 450h Remains Top Pick

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Lexus used the Paris Auto Show to show off the 2011 Lexus RX 450h, the newest update in its RX hybrid SUV model line. An all-wheel drive (AWD) version is rated at 30/28/29 mpg, respectively. According to Lexus, this allows it to operate much faster than previous models.

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2013 Lexus GS 450h Hybrid Sport Sedan To Be Rated Over 30 MPG

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It's not yet in dealerships, but the 2013 Lexus GS 450h offers a big boost in gas mileage for buyers of mid-size sport sedans. The all-new GS 450h hybrid is expected to be rated at 29 mpg city, 34 mpg highway, for a combined rating of 31 mpg. In comparison, the 2012 Infiniti M35h hybrid sport sedan, also a mid-size entry, is rated at 27 mpg, 32

2013 Lexus ES 300h: First Drive

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When Lexus rolled out its HS 250h hybrid sedan a few years ago, there was a lot of head-scratching. The HS 250h was rather cramped inside, had a powertrain that was way too noisy for a Lexus, and was rated at just 35 mpg city, 34 highway—barely better than the Camry Hybrid of the time, which we'd argue was more pleasant to drive. Now Lexus

Compare: Lexus RX 350

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One is the Lexus RX 350, a four-door SUV, that is rated one of the most fuel efficient SUVs on the market today. The Lexus RX has EPA-rate fuel economy ranging from 18 mpg city to 24 mpg highway for its gasoline version, while still offering a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.

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2011 Lexus CT 200h

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The 2011 Lexus CT 200h is an eco-conscious, somewhat sporty compact hybrid hatchback. It takes Lexus to a new audience the company hasn’t sought out before: Gen X and Gen Y buyers who may be willing to give up their basic compact cars—or Toyota Prius hybrids—for the greater luxury of a Lexus, allied with gas mileage of 40 mpg or

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Lexus CT 200h Starts Around $30,000

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Now for Something Completely Different: 2011 Lexus CT Hybrid. The 2011 Lexus CT Hybrid breaks with that tradition. It is completely different from any other Toyota or Lexus model. Body design aside, the Lexus CT Hybrid does leverage technology used in other Toyota hybrids.

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Lexus unveils new IS sport sedan and first-ever IS hybrid; IS 300h targeting 217 hp and 55 mpg US

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Lexus IS F SPORT onstage at the Detroit Auto Show. Lexus unveiled the all-new 2014 IS sport sedan at the North American International Auto Show. The 300h is the first hybrid for the IS line; the all-new Lexus IS will go on sale in mid-2013.

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2018 Lexus LC 500h: Geneva Debut For Hybrid Performance Coupe

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One of the most pulse-quickening debuts from the Detroit Auto Show last month was that of the lusty Lexus LC 500 Coupe, a model that takes aim at the Mercedes-Benz SL. And while the LC 500’s gas mileage—almost certainly well below 20 mpg in the city, from its big, raucous, naturally aspirated 467-horsepower, 5.0-liter V-8—was

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EPA mileage estimates mark Lexus ES 300h the most fuel-efficient luxury vehicle without a plug

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The 2019 Lexus ES 300h’s US EPA mileage estimates of 43 mpg city, 45 mpg highway and 44 mpg (5.47 All versions of the seventh-generation ES feature the new Lexus Safety System+ 2.0

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Lexus unveils 2013 ES 350 and ES 300h hybrid at New York show; hybrid expected to deliver 40 mpg combined

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2013 Lexus ES 300h. Lexus unveiled the all-new 2013 ES lineup, including the ES 350 and ES 300h hybrid equipped with Lexus Hybrid Drive, at the New York International Auto Show. Click to enlarge.

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More Details on the Lexus CT 200h Hybrid Powertrain; 42 mpg US Combined

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2011 Lexus CT 200h. Toyota has released more detail on the powertrain of the new Lexus CT 200h premium compact dedicated hybrid ( earlier post ); Toyota plans to introduce it to the US market in early 2011. seconds; its EPA estimated fuel economy rating is 42 mpg US (5.6

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Lexus introduces 2013 ES 350 and first ES 300h hybrid

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2013 Lexus ES 300h. Lexus has introduced the 2013 ES 350—the sixth generation of Lexus’ luxury sedan since its introduction more than 20 years ago—and the first hybrid version of the ES, the ES 300h. Click to enlarge.

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2016 Toyota Prius, 2016 Lexus RX Hybrid Driven, Free Tesla Model X: Today's Car News

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Today, we have the first official images and details of the 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid, first impressions of the 2016 Lexus RX hybrid, and Tesla's offer of a free Model X electric crossover to existing owners who refer friends. The 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid finally appears, with a claimed 55 mpg combined.

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Lexus RX 450h Drive To Geneva: What (MPG)'ll She Do, Mister?

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Before we were handed the keys to the 2012 Lexus RX 450h AWD, we were advised that although the luxury SUV would be a comfortable companion, freeway driving isn't the best test for a hybrid vehicle. Or is it? After all, we already know that hybrids work best in city driving, but low tailpipe emissions are just as relevant everywhere else--as is

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2014 Lexus CT 200h: Same Price, Same Economy, Different Face

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Lexus recently displayed its updated CT 200h compact luxury hybrid at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and now full details of the refreshed model have landed. That means combined efficiency of 42 mpg, with city It''s disappointing news for anyone hoping for efficiency improvements though, as the 2014 CT 200h features identical economy to the 2013 model.

2011 Lexus CT 200h Gets 42 MPG EPA-Rated Combined Fuel Economy

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Whether it's the rather bland styling or the underwhelming stats, but the 2011 Lexus CT 200h hasn't achieved much in creating buzz in the headlines. In fairness, hybrid power, low emissions and claims of high fuel efficiency doesn’t mean much without the all important EPA-rated fuel economy figures but today we can confirm that the 2011

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I Can’t Drive 55 (MPG)

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Automakers were already under pressure to meet the previous standard, which called for a Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) of 29 miles per gallon (mpg) now, gradually increasing to 35.5 mpg by 2016. mpg by the 2025 model year. A newly announced aggressive U.S.

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Lexus CT 200h May Spawn Plug-In Hybrid Version

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The all-new 2011 Lexus CT 200h is scheduled to hit showrooms early next year complete with a 134 horsepower hybrid drivetrain and a very reasonable--for a luxury car--EPA combined fuel economy rating of 42 mpg. However, this is just the initial setup that Lexus engineers have planned for the CT 200h, according to a new report.

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Second hybrid in the Lexus GS lineup to be launched at the end of 2013

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At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Lexus introduced the fourth model—and the second hybrid—in the GS range, the GS 300h hybrid, which will be launched at the end of 2013. The fourth generation Lexus GS first went on sale in Europe in 2012 as a three model range comprising the GS 250, GS 350 AWD and the high-performance flagship, the full hybrid GS 450h. The new GS 300h is equipped with a second-generation Lexus Hybrid Drive system similar to that installed in the IS 300h.

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New ES 300h carries lowest hybrid premium in Lexus line-up: $2,750

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Lexus announced Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRPs) for the 2013 ES 350 and first-ever ES 300h ( earlier post ) which will arrive at US dealerships in August. The ES 300h luxury hybrid sedan will have a MSRP of $38,850, representing a difference of $2,750 over the ES 350—the lowest hybrid premium in the Lexus line-up.

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Lexus Tweaks the 2010 LS 600h Hybrid

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The 2010 Lexus LS 600h hybrid. Toyota Motor has made a range of technology and styling changes to the LS 600h, the full hybrid Lexus flagship first introduced in 2006 ( earlier post ), including redesigned seating, updated equipment, a new ECO driving mode and new brakes. The full hybrid Lexus Hybrid Drive system that powers the LS 600h has a new ECO mode, which modifies the throttle action and performance of the air conditioning system to support fuel-efficient driving.

Lexus Prices the New 2010 RX 450h

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Lexus has set the base US Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2010 RX 450h at $41,660 for the front-wheel drive (FWD) model and $43,250 for the all-wheel drive (AWD) version. The second-generation 2010 RX 450h introduces an updated version of Lexus Hybrid Drive, featuring a 3.5-liter V6 Atkinson-cycle engine, lighter electric motors, a smaller and lighter power-control unit and other fuel-saving innovations.

2013 GS 450h EPA-rated at 31 mpg combined; 35% improvement over preceding generation

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2013 Lexus GS 450h. Lexus’s 2013 GS 450h—the new generation hybrid version of the GS 350, introduced at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show ( earlier post )— offers EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 29 mpg US city, 34 mpg US highway and 31 mpg US combined (7.7,

How To Get 85 MPG In a 2010 Lexus HS 250h Hybrid: Go Downhill

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That's what Lexus magazine auto editor Clark Heideger did. miles per gallon in the new 2010 Lexus HS 250h, the You have to give corporate PR guys some credit when they publish an article on the astoundingly high mileage their car got in a road test, and then dismiss the whole thing as "silly and totally unscientific." When a coworker got 47.4

2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Gets EPA Rated At 45 MPG All-Round

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At one time, if you wanted a green, luxury sedan with great gas mileage, you only had a handful of cars to choose from from automakers like Lexus, Infiniti, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. Now there’s another car to add to your list: the 45 MPG combined, 2013 LIncoln MKZ. Fresh from its official EPA rating, the luxury mid-size sedan manages an

2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid EPA-Rated at 41 mpg City/36 mpg Highway; Most Fuel Efficient Luxury Sedan in US

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Lincoln’s 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid ( earlier post ) now officially carries an EPA-certified 41 mpg rating in city driving and 36 mpg on the highway, making it the officially the most fuel-efficient luxury sedan in the US. It tops its nearest competitor—the 2010 Lexus HS 250h—by 6 mpg. It also trumps the Lexus HS 250h with room for one more passenger and more standard luxury and segment-exclusive safety features, Ford notes.

Lexus RC F makes its European debut at Geneva; V8 with Otto-Atkinson cycle

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Lexus will stage the European premiere of the new RC F—which made its global debut at the North American International Auto Show in January—at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The RC F features an all-new 5.0-liter 32-valve V8 engine that, for the first time in a Lexus performance engine, uses the Atkinson cycle at cruising speeds for enhanced fuel economy and then switches to the Otto cycle at higher rpm to develop impressive performance levels.

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Lexus Prices the 2010 HS 250h Starting at $34,200

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The 2010 HS 250h, Lexus’ first dedicated hybrid and the fourth offering in its lineup ( earlier post ), will carry an MSRP for the standard version of $34,200, while the Premium model will carry an MSRP of $36,970. Both models received EPA-estimated ratings of 35 mpg city and 34 mpg on the highway for a combined 35 mpg utilizing regular 87-octane gasoline. The HS 250h has the best combined EPA mpg rating of any luxury vehicle in the US.

Toyota launching redesigned Harrier (Lexus RX) in Japan; hybrid model following in January

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Toyota Motor Corporation will launch the redesigned Harrier crossover SUV (Lexus RX in overseas markets) in Japan on 2 December, with a hybrid model scheduled for release on 15 January 2014. mpg US , 4.6 mpg US , 6.25 The hybrid model, powered by a 2.5-liter engine and hybrid system achieves fuel efficiency of 21.8 km/L (51.3 l/100 km) and CO 2 emissions of 106 g/km under the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism’s JC08 test cycle.

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Lexus begins sales of new IS 300h hybrid in Japan along with new IS lineup

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Lexus has begun sales of the new IS sports sedan lineup in Japan with the introduction of the redesigned IS 350 and IS 250, and the introduction of the IS 300h hybrid. Lexus unveiled the new 2014 IS sport sedan at the North American International Auto Show in January. mpg US, 4.3 IS 300h. Click to enlarge. Monthly sales target for the hybrid model in Japan is 800 units. Earlier post.). The IS 300h achieves fuel economy of 23.2 km/L (54.6

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Toyota and Lexus making automated braking standard on nearly every model and trim level by end of 2017; 4 years ahead of NHTSA/IIHS target

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Toyota will begin to include the and Lexus Safety System+ and Toyota Safety Sense packages, anchored by automatic emergency braking (AEB), on almost every new vehicle by the end of 2017—four years before the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2022 target. Twenty-five out of thirty Lexus and Toyota models will include Lexus Safety System+ or Toyota Safety Sense as standard equipment.

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Consumer Reports finds Honda Accord hybrid fuel economy “impressive”, but short of EPA 47 mpg rating

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Consumer Reports fuel economy tests found the Honda Accord Hybrid delivered impressive overall fuel-economy of 40 mpg (5.88 l/100 km), tying the smaller Honda Civic Hybrid and falling below the top-performing and smaller Toyota Prius hatchback by only 4 mpg. However, Consumer Reports’ engineers cautioned that buyers expecting their car to deliver the EPA’s figure of 47 mpg posted on the window sticker might be disappointed.

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Ford Introduces 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid; Projected 41 mpg City

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Lincoln’s premium hybrid is expected to deliver at least 41 mpg US (5.7 Ford notes that the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid’s projected fuel economy tops its nearest competitor—the 2010 Lexus HS 250h—by 6 mpg, while providing room for one more passenger and more standard luxury and segment-exclusive safety features. The 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. Click to enlarge.

2012 Infiniti M35h Hybrid With 350 HP Rated At 32 MPG Highway

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There's now actually a raft of low-volume hybrid luxury and sports sedans from such makers as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Lexus, and now Infiniti. Think "hybrid" and what comes to mind? Small or midsize, sometimes odd-driving Toyotas? The 2012 Infiniti M35h Hybrid was officially unveiled at last fall's 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show after one of the more