Lexus NX 300h Claims Most Fuel Efficient Crossover Title

Lexus NX 300h Claims Most Fuel Efficient Crossover Title
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The newest addition to the Lexus lineup is also the most fuel efficient in the crossover segment. 

With a combined fuel economy rating of 33 mpg, the Lexus NX 300h bests the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid, which nets 31 mpg combined. Subaru’s offering however comes with all-wheel drive so if we’re to compare apples to apples, the Lexus NX 300h AWD gets a 32 mpg combined rating. In front-wheel drive form, the Lexus NX 300h is rated at 35 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway while the all-wheel drive model returns 33 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.

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The 2015 Lexus NX 300h features the company’s Hybrid Drive system with a total output of 194 hp from its 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle engine mated to an electric motor. In the all-wheel drive NX 300h, an extra 67-hp electric motor is utilized to drive the rear wheels, though it doesn’t affect total system output.

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For those looking for a luxury crossover with impressive fuel economy, the NX 300h might be your choice. Then again, pricing for the model hasn’t been announced so it’s unclear just how competitive it will be within the market.

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