Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too? Today, you can have a
powerful, luxurious and comfortable luxury car that still gets
excellent fuel economy.
Recently, New Car Pricing Inisder created a list of its Most Fuel-Efficient Luxurey Cars, where all the models feature either hybrid or
clean-diesel powertrains and fuel economy numbers of at least 33 highway
mpg. Read on to hear what they had to say about the two Lexus mobiles to make the cut.
2011 Lexus CT 200h
available today. The numbers do not lie: 43 mpg in the city and 40 mpg
on the highway, all while producing 59% fewer smog-forming emissions
than the 2011 Audi A3 TDI. Granted, the engine produces a
less-than-luxury-like 134 horsepower because it is the exact same
engine/electric hybrid combination found under the hood of the 2011
Toyota Prius. But why mess with something if it already works? The
reason for the drop off in fuel economy vs. its cousin is the additional
weight that the CT carries around town. That being said, the CT 200h
is a bonafide luxury vehicle that rewards its owner with far more
comfort and amenities than any Prius can offer.
2011 Lexus HS 250h
If you yearn for more power and a more socially acceptable body style
than the CT 200h above, the HS 250h might fit the bill. The HS 250h
features all the amenities you have come to expect from Lexus with great fuel economy. If a Prius is too mundane but you still desire Toyota
quality look, the HS 250h is a good option. 8.4 seconds from 0 to 60
is not half bad, and though driver engagement
is no Ferrari, it is still a solid performer.
Content courtesy of Cars Direct