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Lexus ES 300h MPG & CO2 emissions

The Lexus ES 300h is targeted primarily at business users, and there are definite tax benefits over diesel rivals

Lexus ES
Overall rating

3.0 out of 5

MPG & CO2 emissions rating

3.5 out of 5

£33,754 - £45,004
Fuel Type:
Hybrid Petrol
MPG (combined)MPG (high)MPG (low)CO2 emissions

With its attractive MPG and CO2 figures, the Lexus promises to deliver competitive economy and emissions, although plug-in hybrid alternatives promise to do much better still.

Lexus ES 300h MPG

The combination of petrol power and electric motor assistance work to good effect in the new Lexus, with the promise of an average 53mpg return from every gallon of unleaded. Toyota and Lexus have both decided to rid their line-ups of diesel engines, but in the case of the Lexus ES, that’s clearly no hardship.

The secret of the ES’ success lies partly in the development of the more efficient combustion technology for petrol engines that Lexus has used since 2005. In fact, the company claims its 2.5-litre engine is one of the most thermally efficient engines in a production car – resulting in more power without increasing emissions or fuel consumption.

CO2 emissions

The Lexus ES has a very creditable CO2 rating of 119-128g/km, which is better than many diesel-powered rival models. For instance, the 2.0-litre TDI Audi A6 saloon has emissions of over 140g/km.

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