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  • 2013 Toyota Prius liftback

    Are you in the market for a hybrid car? You probably want great gas mileage, without switching to diesel fuel, or taking the next step into plug-in vehicles. The good news is, plug-ins aside, virtually all the most fuel-efficient cars on sale right now are hybrids. Whether you're after a spacious subcompact or a sleek sedan, there's a hybrid to suit most needs. Below you'll find our run-down of the ten most efficient, rated by EPA combined mileage. Click on each vehicle title to go to its review page, or simply use it as a handy guide to the hybrids with the best gas mileage. 1) 2013 Toyota...

  • Lexus Flying Luxury Cruiser - Santa's transport this Christmas
    Lexus Sleighs The Competition With Hybrid Transport For Santa

    You can't trust reindeer these days. Must be that celebrity status. With Christmas days away and Santa's lazy hoofed helpers sunning themselves in Hawaii on a last-minute travel deal, it's taken Lexus to come up with a solution for those vital Christmas deliveries. Last year, Ford provided the...

  • 2012 Lexus RX 450h
    Global Lexus Hybrid Sales Pass Half-Million Mark

    Luxury automaker Lexus has hit a major milestone in hybrid sales: Half a million units. Since the company's first hybrid, the Lexus RX 400h hit the roads in 2005, over 506,000 have followed. And it's the RX hybrid which is still the best-selling line, making up over half of Lexus's total hybrid...

  • 2014 Lexus IS to be revealed at 2013 Detroit Auto Show
    2014 Lexus IS 300h Adds Hybrid Model To Smallest Luxury Sedan

    Lexus has confirmed that its 2014 IS sedan will debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show next month. Continuing the marque's trend towards hybrid models, the range will also tout a hybrid--though it hasn't yet been confirmed whether such a model will hit the U.S. market. Automobile Magazine (via Motor...

  • Lexus LF-CC coupe concept, 2012 Paris Auto Show
    Lexus LF-CC Hybrid Coupe Confirmed For Production: Report

    Lexus is set to start development on a production version of the LF-CC hybrid coupe concept, according to reports. Autocar has revealed that Lexus has assigned a senior engineer to the project, and that work will begin in early 2013. The LF-CC concept was first unveiled at the 2012 Paris Auto Show...

  • 2012 Lexus RX 450h
    Lexus NX 300h To Be New Small Hybrid Crossover?

    Lexus can claim credit for kicking off the luxury crossover market in the U.S, with the original RX. Since then, the RX models have always sold strongly--and account for 40 percent of the marque's sales. Now, it appears that a smaller model could be on the way, as Kaizen Factor reveals (via...

  • Lexus LF-CC Concept, 2012 Paris Auto Show

    Lexus revealed its LF-CC hybrid coupe concept shortly before the 2012 Paris Auto Show, and now we can bring you a live image gallery from the show itself. The dramatic-looking coupe is the boldest expression of the marque's 'L-finesse' design language and one of the most distinctive cars of the show, with the trademark 'Spindle' grille design taking center stage, dominating the car's front end. We've seen some of the sharp creases before in other recent Lexus models, notably the ES, GS and new LS, but on the LF-CC they're even more extreme. The car hints at the styling of the next Lexus IS...

  • Lexus LF-CC coupe concept, 2012 Paris Auto Show
    Lexus LF-CC Hybrid Coupe Concept: Paris Auto Show Preview

    Lexus has unveiled its first images of a new hybrid coupe concept, set to be unveiled at the impending 2012 Paris Auto Show. Called the Lexus LF-CC, the concept is the latest in a line of conceptual vehicles shown by the brand at recent auto shows, many of which have used hybrid and electric...

  • 2013 Lexus CT 200h
    2013 Lexus CT 200h Compact Hybrid: If It Ain't Broke...

    By dropping the Toyota Prius's well-proven running gear into a compact, sporty body, Lexus has produced a desirable and talented little car. There wasn't a lot wrong with the CT 200h, but Lexus has updated it for the 2013 model year with some small changes to ensure it remains competitive. If it...

  • Teaser for new Lexus hybrid coupe concept
    Lexus Hybrid Coupe Concept To Wow Australian Motor Show

    Ready to challenge Infiniti's Emerg-E and the Acura NSX, Lexus is set to unveil a new hybrid coupe concept at the upcoming 2012 Australian International Motor Show. The car has been confirmed by Lexus chief executive Tony Cramb, and promises to be "an absolutely stunning vehicle... one of the...

  • 2013 Lexus RX 450h road test, Catskill Mountains, NY, July 2012
    Google Adds Lexus RX450h To Self-Driving Fleet, Safer Than Drivers

    After more than 300,000 miles of testing, Google’s automated self-driving Toyota Priuses have proven that self-driving cars have a future. Now Google is adding another hybrid car to its self-driving fleet: the 2012 Lexus RX450h luxury crossover SUV. “To provide the best experience we...

  • 2010 Lexus HS 250h
    Lexus HS 250h Hybrid Car Recalled For Potential Loose Suspension Fault

    Lexus is voluntarily recalling some of its now-discontinued HS 250h entry-level hybrid luxury sedans after it determined that incorrectly-adjusted components on the rear suspension arm could age prematurely and cause suspension failure. According to its official release, the safety recall only...

  • 2013 Lexus ES 300h

    Lexus has announced pricing details for its all-new ES 300h hybrid luxury sedan. Joining the non-hybrid ES 350, the ES 300h will have a MSRP of $38,850, plus a delivery, processing and handling fee of $895. With a 2.5-liter, Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine, the ES 300h develops a combined 200 horsepower, with a Drive Mode selector that lets drivers choose between Normal, Eco and Sport modes. As with other Lexus hybrids, an EV mode button will let drivers keep the car in its efficient electric mode at low speeds. Read our first drive review of the 2013 Lexus ES 300h Based on the Camry...

  • Next-gen Lexus LS teased in official video?
    2013 Lexus LS600h L Hybrid Luxury Sedan: Coming Soon

    It’s one of the least popular luxury hybrids in the world, but at six years old, the current 2012 Lexus LS600h L -- just like the rest of the Lexus LS family -- is starting to show its age. Which is why Toyota has been working hard on a complete redesign of the Lexus LS range, which it will...

  • 2013 Lexus RX 450h road test, Catskill Mountains, NY, July 2012
    2013 Lexus RX 450h: 750-Mile Gas Mileage Test

    The Lexus RX luxury crossover line is the mainstay of Toyota's luxury line in the U.S., representing fully 42 percent of the brand's total 2011 sales. And the hybrid Lexus RX 450h model finds many buyers among progressive, affluent suburban families. There's just one problem: Its real-world gas...

  • 2010 Lexus RX 450h
    Lexus Recalls 2010 RX450H In Extended Floor Mat Recall

    More than two years after Toyota and its luxury brand Lexus recalled the majority of its hybrid cars to stop the accelerator pedal sticking on aftermarket mats, yet more of its cars have just been recalled for the snip. This time, it isn’t Toyota’s Prius hybrid, but over 150,000 RX...

  • 2013 Lexus GS 450h First Drive. [Photos: Antony Ingram]
    2013 Lexus GS 450h: First Drive

    Ever since Lexus launched the RX 400h hybrid SUV in 2005, gasoline-electric hybrids have been an integral part of the Lexus lineup. Cleverly combining performance, luxury and economy, they allow luxury buyers to avoid the compromises that might otherwise be associated with making a luxury vehicle...

  • 2013 Lexus ES 300h
    2013 Lexus ES 300h: First Drive

    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...

  • 2012 Lexus CT 200h F-Sport

    It's not every day you get to push a car to its limits on a circuit, so when the chance presents itself it's something to be relished. Even if that car proudly displays a hybrid badge on the side, as you'll find on the flanks of the 2012 Lexus CT 200h F-Sport. With the demise of the HS 250h, the CT now holds the fort at Lexus as far as compact dedicated hybrids are concerned, but we've already expressed our fondness for the CT 200h in a previous test, so perhaps that's not such a bad thing. The basics In F-Sport trim, now also available on the RX 450h SUV, it certainly looks the part. Though...

  • 2011 Lexus HS 250h
    Lexus Discontinues The HS 250h Hybrid, Quietly

    “It’s better to burn out, than to fade away,” once penned songwriter Neil Young, addressing the hazards of a life lived in the spotlight. If you were a fan of the Lexus HS 250h hybrid, you’ll be saddened to learn that fading away is exactly the fate of Lexus’ compact...

  • 2013 Lexus RX 450h
    2013 Toyota RX 450h Hybrid And GS 450h Hybrid Prices Announced

    Toyota has released new or updated pricing on the 2013 RX 450h hybrid crossover and the 2013 GS 450h hybrid sedan.

  • 2013 Lexus ES 300h
    2013 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid Bows At 2012 New York Auto Show

    Toyota made a vow to build every one of its vehicle lines in hybrid form, and it's adding another model to the growing hybrid list at this year's 2012 New York Auto Show with the introduction of the 2013 Lexus ES 300h. The first Lexus ES hybrid seems to share much with the latest Toyota Camry...

  • 2012 Lexus RX 450h
    Lexus RX 450h Drive To Geneva: What (MPG)'ll She Do, Mister?

    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...

  • 2013 Lexus RX 450h teaser
    2013 Lexus RX 450h Live Gallery: 2012 Geneva Motor Show

    This morning at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, Lexus unveiled the 2013 RX 450h hybrid SUV, essentially a minor revision to its popular crossover SUV hybrid. Outside, the new RX 450h wears a new set of bumpers, complete with redesigned grille, LED daytime running lights and a reshaped headlamp. At the...

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