There are many factors to consider when evaluating a potential new car purchase. For instance, is it attractive in design and kind to the environment? Does the manufacturer have a reputation for reliability, and does the model strike the right balance between form and function, performance and safety? While some of these areas are subjective in nature, an important area of objective concern is the vehicle’s fuel efficiency.
Essentially, your prospective new car’s fuel efficiency will impact your finances on a day-to-day basis. With that in mind, the table below lists the combined economy, fuel tank capacity and predicted range of each Lexus model. We hope it will prove helpful in this area of your decision-making.
Fuel economy is an important area of objective concern
Please note that the fuel economy figures below were calculated using the Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), which is designed to give owners a realistic prediction of their car’s fuel economy in everyday use. The predicted range is based on how far each car could theoretically travel on a full tank of fuel. Your driving style and the type of roads you travel on could affect the figures achieved.
For some models we have shown a range of combined fuel economy figures, because the calculation can be affected by additional accessories that might be included in one grade of car but don’t feature on another.
Lexus fuel efficiency – model by model
|MODEL||COMBINED FUEL ECONOMY (MPG)||FUEL TANK CAPACITY (LITRES)||PREDICTED RANGE (MILES)|
|CT 200h||53.2 to 55.3||45||526.6 to 547.4|
|IS 300h||44.1 to 48.7||66||640.3 to 707.1|
|ES 300h||48.5 to 53.6||50||533.5 to 589.5|
|RC 300h||40.9 to 45.5||66||593.8 to 660.6|
|UX 250h||49.5 to 53.2||43||468.2 to 503.2|
|UX 250h E-Four||46.3 to 47.0||43||438.0 to 444.6|
|NX 300h||35.7 to 37.6||56||439.8 to 463.2|
|RX 450h||35.3 to 37.1||65||504.7 to 530.5|
|RX 450h L||34.4 to 35.7||65||491.9 to 510.4|
|LS 500h||35.7 to 36.2||82||643.9 to 653.0|
|LS 500h AWD||30.3 to 31.0||82||546.5 to 559.2|
The above figures reveal some interesting facts regarding fuel efficiency. With a theoretical range of 707 miles, the Lexus model best suited to an economy/distance challenge such as the journey from Lands End to John O’Groats is the dynamic IS 300h saloon.
And among our range of four-wheel drive SUV models, it is the sophisticated, full-size RX 450h (above) that is likely to take you the furthest on a single tank of fuel.
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