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Lexus LC review - MPG, CO2 and Running Costs

The hybrid's 44mpg is pretty impressive in this sort of car, but you’ll be lucky to get the claimed 24mpg from the V8

Given how much performance it has, the hybrid puts up a reasonable performance for economy. In the official tests, its combined fuel economy is 44.1mpg, while it emits just 145g/km of CO2 - impressive. 

It's especially impressive when you compare that with the V8, which is not much quicker, but manages only just over half of the hybrid's economy. And, of course, if you use its full potential, you won't be able to get anywhere near the 24.6mph it returns in the official tests.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, these won’t be cheap cars to buy or to run – every model is in at least Group 47 for insurance – but at least you shouldn’t get any unexpected bills in the long run if the brand’s reliability record is anything to go by. Lexus continually sits at the top of our Driver Power satisfaction survey, with strong reliability scores contributing to the strong performances.

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