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2011 Lexus HS 250h Fuel Economy

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Depending on what your expectations are of this high-tech compact, the EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2011 Lexus HS 250h, of 35 mpg city, 34 highway, will either impress or leave you wondering why you wouldn't simply get a higher-mileage hybrid.

Our editors have found those figures to be perhaps slightly optimistic, as they often are for hybrids. This editor saw about 30 mpg keeping with fast-moving Orange County traffic but reached a 46 mpg average in exceptionally gentle, controlled conditions on level roads. In a follow-up drive with the HS, we saw 32 mpg over about 100 miles of mixed conditions.

That said, 35 mpg in city driving is pretty impressive, and beat only by a few other vehicles.

While the HS 250h might present fuel economy numbers that aren't impressive to the hard-core green shoppers, it's one of the greenest luxury picks on the market.

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