Gavin Braithwaite-Smith

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Lexus RX L
Lexus RX L 450h MPG & CO2 emissions

The Lexus RX L 450h offers similar fuel economy to many of its plug-in hybrid rivals in real-world conditions

Lexus CT 200h (2011-2020) MPG & CO2 emissions

You’ll achieve decent fuel economy in the Lexus CT 200h, but newer rivals could offer 10-20mpg more

Lexus CT 200h (2011-2020) review

The Lexus CT 200h just about manages to remain relevant in an increasingly crowded market, but newer rivals are more efficient

Lexus RX L
Lexus RX L 450h running costs

The Lexus RX L 450h could be attractive for company-car buyers compared to diesel alternatives, but it's expensive compared to plug-in hybrid SUVs

Lexus CT 200h
Lexus CT 200h (2011-2020) running costs

The Lexus CT 200h offers reasonable running costs, although newer hybrids will be cheaper to run

Lexus CT 200h
Lexus CT 200h (2011-2020) interior & comfort

Peerless build quality and upmarket materials lift an otherwise dated interior in the Lexus CT 200h

Lexus CT 200h (2011-2020) engines, drive & performance

The Lexus CT 200h is let down by its sluggish performance and poor ride and handling

Lexus CT 200h
Lexus CT 200h (2011-2020) practicality & boot space

Rear space is restricted by the location of the Lexus CT 200h battery pack

Lexus RX L
Lexus RX L 450h engines, drive & performance

The Lexus RX L isn't fast, but the seven-seat SUV is at least comfortable and refined

Lexus RX L
Lexus RX L 450h practicality & boot space

The Lexus RX L 450h offers seven seats, but it works best as a five-seat SUV

Lexus RX L 450h interior & comfort

The Lexus RX L impresses in terms of equipment and quality, but the interior design lets it down

Infiniti Q70 Hybrid MPG & CO2 emissions

The Infiniti Q70 Hybrid is unlikely to be any more economical than a modern diesel saloon, which makes it hard to recommend

Infiniti Q70 Hybrid running costs

Steep depreciation and high road tax give the diesel versions the edge over the Infiniti Q70 Hybrid

Infiniti Q70 Hybrid engines, drive & performance

The Infiniti Q70 Hybrid is the most powerful model in the range but it cannot offer the driving experience to match

Infiniti Q70 Hybrid practicality & boot space

The Infiniti Q70 Hybrid offers plenty of cabin space by the battery pack robs it of much needed luggage capacity

Infiniti Q70 Hybrid reliability & safety

We’ve little data to go on, but Infiniti Q70 Hybrid quality is high, the dealers are excellent and safety equipment is plentiful on the top trim level

Lexus RX L
Lexus RX L 450h reliability & safety

It's relatively new, but the Lexus RX L 450h is likely to provide a trouble-free and safe ownership experience

Lexus CT 200h (2011-2020) reliability & safety

The Lexus CT 200h is one of the most reliable cars in its class, while safety is another plus point

Infiniti Q70 Hybrid interior & comfort

The Infiniti Q70 Hybrid is comfortable and well-appointed, but the dashboard is showing its age