Lexus has become one of the most celebrated brands to come out of Japan. The brand is owned by the Toyota Motor Corporation, but it stands on its own as an independent brand that specializes in the manufacture of luxury automobiles. If you're in the market for a fuel-efficient luxury car, you may want to consider a Lexus hybrid model. Here are the 10 best Lexus hybrid cars that money can buy for your consideration.
10. 2017 Lexus CT 200H Hybrid
The Lexus CT 200H Hybrid was produced from 2011 through 2017. This is an affordable used model in comparison to the others, but it's retained its value well. This is a sporty hybrid that comes with a high level of reliability. It's powered by a 134 horsepower 4-cylinder hybrid powertrain. The most outstanding feature is the 40 mpg overall rating, followed by a nice interior, that is less luxurious than most Lexus vehicles. The handling is responsive, but the ride tends to be choppy and stiff, with a fair amount of road and engine noise and cramped seating arrangements. It's a nice car, but we placed it as our 10th best hybrid choice in the Lexus lineup.
9. 2018 Lexus GS 450h Hybrid
The Lexus GS hybrid is powered by a V6 gas-powered engine with two electric motors. This highly acclaimed luxury car has retained its value very well and gets an 8 out of 10 as a good value for the price. The safety ratings are 9 out of 10 with reliability getting a perfect score. The seating is spacious and comfortable within an elegant and quiet cabin. The hybrid powertrain is lively and refined. The list of technology and standard safety features are the most outstanding features, although the 29 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway could be improved.
8. 2012 Lexus HS 250h Hybrid
The 2012 Lexus HS 250h hybrid is a comfortable car featuring a quiet and comfortable cabin with multiple luxury features. It's fully loaded with a range of high tech equipment that is user friendly. Following the Lexus tradition, the build quality is excellent and it's packed with safety features that give it an exceptionally high rating for safety. The outstanding features of the HS 250h hybrid are the cabin tris featuring high-quality leather upholstery with wood accents. The fuel economy stands at 34 mpg overall, which isn't the best, but the power that it offers is at least a compensation.
7. 2020 Lexus UX Hybrid
The 2020 Lexus UX Hybrid became a popular model because of its excellent fuel efficiency. It gets 38 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. The five-seater received an update for 2020 with optional blind-spot monitoring and standard Android Auto. Other plusses include a cushioned and comfortable ride and it's loaded with standard luxury features. The 181 horsepower drivetrain is a bit underpowered and the cargo space is fairly tight, but overall, it's a remarkable luxury vehicle.
6. 2021 NX300H Hybrid
The new 2021 Lexus NX 300h hybrid is coming out with a new blind-spot monitor along with auto-dimming exterior mirrors as standard equipment. A new choice in trim was added to the lineup in an F Sport Blackline. The 20201 model is a part of the first generation that launched in 2015. The most outstanding features include the quiet cabin that keeps out road and engine noise, a spacious back seat and exceptional fuel economy for a luxury crossover.
5. 2021 Lexus RX 350 Hybrid
The 2021 Lexus RX is coming out with new blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and auto-dimming exterior mirrors as standard fare. a new option is a wireless device charging system. The new SUV will feature seating for 5 to 7, depending on the seat configuration. Fuel economy is a bit low with an estimated mpg between 19 in the city to 27 on the highway. This vehicle will be available in a choice of a four-wheel-drive, or an all-wheel-drive drivetrain, with a horsepower range between 290 to 295. This is a vehicle with good acceleration, excellent reliability, and a composed ride and handling.
4. 2021 Lexus RX 450H
The RX hybrid features new green technology in a midsize luxury SUV. There haven't been any big changes to the interior or the exterior. It still has its bold aesthetic with a plush cabin. Under the hood, it's equipped with a V6 engine and two electric motors that generate 308 horsepower delivered directly to all four wheels. It's available in your choice of five or six seats with plenty of space for passengers to stretch out and for cargo. It will come out with plenty of updates in the standard features including blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, power-folding auto=dimming mirrors, and a host of options.
3. 2021 Lexus ES Hybrid
The new ES Hybrid is one of the lower-level options, as well as the more affordable car. The most notable feature is that it's the only pure hybrid in its class. Other outstanding benefits include the comfortable and spacious cabin the large trunk, gentle ride, and reliability rating that is above average. It's receiving an update of cross-traffic alert and blind=spot monitoring as standard features in the Luxury trim.
2. 2021 Lexus LC Hybrid
The LC hybrid is easily one of the most attractive models for the 2021 year lineup. It has the aesthetic of a concept car stylistically. It's a looker that is designed along the lines of a grand tourer with a focus on luxury. The cabinet is high luxe with seating for four. The back seat and trunk areas are a bit tight, but it's loaded with creature comforts and a smooth ride. It's available in a naturally aspirated V* or V6 hybrid powertrain.
1. 2021 Lexus LS Hybrid
The new Lexus LS hybrid is receiving a mid-cycle refresh with a new 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen, a bigger digital rearview mirror, and Android Auto on board. Although not the most breathtaking model on the exterior, the interior compensates well with a beautiful cabin of sublime build quality, and insane attention to detail. This vehicle is coming out loaded with standard user-friendly tech and safety features and plenty of available options. It's a part of the fifth generation that launched in 2018. You'll notice that the LS electronics are more intuitive.
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