Top 10 Safest, Most Fuel Efficient Cars

Top 10 Safest, Most Fuel Efficient Cars

9. 2014 Lexus ES 300h

The 2014 Lexus ES 300h is an entry-level luxury hybrid sedan, priced from $40,410. Under the hood is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder hybrid setup that provides 200 hp and 156 lb-ft of torque. The same powertrain is actually used in various Lexus and Toyota hybrids. The Lexus ES 300h gets 40 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway and is good for a 40-mpg combined rating. For those that prefer to not have a hybrid, the standard Lexus ES 350 gets a 21-MPG city, 31-MPG highway rating, or 24 MPG combined.

  • Braxton Schilke

    Where’s the new E250 bluetec


    Old specifications for the Ford…

    44 in the city
    41 on the highway
    42 combined

    That would put the Fusion behind the Accord.

  • HiHoStevo

    Traditionally Ford has always been very “optimistic” on the mileage estimates for its hybrid vehicles!

    This is the result when you simply use the marketing departments theoretical numbers for choosing the best car.

  • Tryst46

    Usually, they are driven by a very experienced driver, take half an hour just to pull away from junctions, drive at 25 instead of 30 in town and 50 instead of 70 on the motorway. Driving like that, you can get all sorts of crazy MPG readings. That’s the readings they tell you. That’s why they use terms like ‘urban’ and ‘highway’ instead of actual speeds of 30 MPH and 70 MPH. I bet nobody can get 45 MPG at 70 MPH in the Accord Hybrid.

    Now let’s see the figures when it’s driven like a racing car by an amateur driver as most new (read: Young) drivers do.

  • George Star

    When you factor in the dismal Ford reliability – I don’t think so.

  • adam99

    Who cares these cars are all ugly and slow

  • Tryst46

    I run a 2.2 litre turbo diesel Saab 9-3 TiD. I can get 50+ urban and nearly the same (48) on the motorway. Due to the diesel, I lose 20hp over the Accord Hybrid but I can live with that. In addition, the road holding of a Saab is well known and it’s built like a tank so I feel safer in that than many of the modern tin foil and plastic cars. Pity Saab don’t make them any more but there are tons of good turbo diesel cars out there if you don’t mind a bit of performance loss in return for massive fuel economy. personally, if it’s comfortable, goes broom, broom and gets me where I want to go, who cares if it doesn’t do 0-60 in half a second?

    After driving a diesel and seeing it’s economy, I’ll never go back to petrol, hybrid or otherwise. A hybrid diesel on the other hand, well, that’s another matter.

  • maiom

    That’s true. I drive a small 1.3 liter diesel Alfa and I regularly do 65 MPG.

  • jtm45

    if i drive 100k miles @ 25mpg fuel cost is $10,000, if i get 40 mpg driving 100k miles fuel cost is $6250. so your saving $3750. on a car that costs double of a basic jetta? so your spending $16,250 more for better economy? where’s the economy? where did you hide it? also a CVT transmission is double to repair over a regular auto trans but both cost much more than a standard shift to rebuild. Hybrid batteries will also cost a fortune when they need to be replaced as well but what we’re selling is green, right? what kind of green? eco green or cash money green or the color green?
    (fuel at U.S. $2.50gal.)

  • maiom

    Not everywhere in the world fuel has that price. Consider that here till recently we were charged 2 € per liter!

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