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2013 Lexus ES 300h: 40 mpg city, 39 highway
2013 Lexus ES 350: 21 mpg city, 31 highway
The Lexus ES is for the first time offered as a hybrid for 2013, and we're guessing that it will be a popular option because it manages to get many more miles out of each gallon of gasoline while still feeling like a Lexus in terms of smoothness and refinement.
The hybrid—called the ES 300h—achieves EPA ratings of 40 mpg city, 39 highway (and 39 mpg Combined). And based on our experience with the Toyota Prius, as well as with the closely related Toyota Camry Hybrid, you're likely to see close to that number even when you're not driving gently—or even better than that if you can keep an exceptionally light right foot and use the enhanced efficiency displays in the ES 300h as a guide.
For those who aren't as swayed by high fuel economy numbers, there's still the Lexus ES 350, powered by a strong V-6 engine; and considering its quick acceleration and smooth demeanor, it gets a reasonably good 21 mpg city, 31 highway.
The new 2013 Lexus ES 300h is one of the greenest, most fuel-efficient luxury sedans yet.