Lexus Lands Two Spots in Most Fuel-Efficient Luxury Cars List

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

Fact: With the 2011 Lexus CT 200h, Lexus currently carries the crown for the the most-fuel efficient luxury vehicle 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