Lexus

Toyota is consistently ranked as the most environmentally friendly car company, mostly because of Toyota’s leading position in the development and production of hybrid gas-electric vehicles. From early on, the company complimented Toyota-brand hybrids with upscale hybrids in its luxury line from Lexus. Lexus hybrids give buyers willing spend a bit more green to be green—with no compromise in upscale features and performance. Expect significant price premiums for the privilege. In 2009, the company takes hybrids to a new level when it introduces its first dedicated hybrid-only vehicle: the Lexus HS250h. Think of it as a luxury Prius with a trunk. Lexus hasn’t provided mileage figures, saying only that the HS250h would have “the best combined mileage of any luxury vehicle” sold in the US.

Name Combined MPG Technology MSRP Available
2008 Lexus RX 400h

2008 Lexus RX 400h

Everything a luxury SUV buyer seeks—in a greener package.
25 MPG Hybrid $42000 Discontinued
2007 Lexus GS 450h

2007 Lexus GS 450h

Race-car-like acceleration, luxurious appointments, and half-way decent fuel efficiency.
23 MPG Hybrid $54900 Now
2012 Lexus CT 200h

2012 Lexus CT 200h

The 2012 Lexux CT 200h is the only vehicle in the luxury segment to top 40 mpg.
42 MPG Hybrid $29100 Now
2012 Lexus HS 250h

2012 Lexus HS 250h

Think of it as a luxury Prius with a trunk.
35 MPG Hybrid $36300 Now
2012 Lexus LS 600h L

2012 Lexus LS 600h L

Lexus's 5-liter, V8, 430-horsepower luxury sedan hybrid.
20 MPG Hybrid $112000 Now
2013 Lexus RX 450h

2013 Lexus RX 450h

Updated version of the luxury SUV with green stripes.
30 MPG Hybrid $45900 Now