As a brand, Lexus brings the reliability and toughness of the Toyota lineup and adds class-leading luxury features that make the vehicles they produce hard to beat for the competition. Recently, Kelley Blue Book released its list of the best luxury hybrid vehicles of 2022 and 2023, and the top three on the list are all Lexus vehicles. Here’s everything you need to know about the top three luxury hybrid cars from 2022 and 2023.
1. 2023 Lexus ES
the 2023 Lexus ES Hybrid starts at $43,690 and offers an experience that combines the aesthetics of a luxury sports sedan with the plush and comfortable ride of an old-fashioned luxury cruiser. The Lexus ES line is available in five different trim levels: the ES 300h, which serves as the base model, the ES 300h Luxury, the ES 300h Ultra Luxury, the ES 300h F Sport Design and the ES 300h F Sport Handling. Each trim level of the ES hybrid comes with a 2.5 liter four-cylinder hybrid engine that produces 215 horsepower. Every finish on the ES hybrid also makes an incredible 43 mpg city/44 mpg highway, which is very impressive for a luxury sedan.
The hybrid Lexus ES models all come with standard MacPherson struts and shock absorbers in the suspension system, but the F Sport Handling raises the bar with Adaptive Variable Suspension, which adapts to the ride that best suits your driving style. The Lexus ES line features an incredible interior that, depending on your trim level, features smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto, power rear sunshade, wood trim, power front seats, dual-zone climate control with automatic smog sensor and automatic recirculation mode, heated wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel and wireless smartphone charging.
The 2023 Lexus ES hybrid line starts at $43,690 MSRP and comes in at $52,480 for the Ultra Luxury trim.
2. 2022 Lexus LC
The 2022 Lexus LC is a luxury coupe that combines the luxury features of the Lexus brand with the handling and driving characteristics you would expect from a world-class sports coupe. All this fun is powered by a hybrid powertrain that delivers solid performance and fuel economy. The Lexus LC hybrid is equipped with a 3.5L V6 hybrid engine that produces a very impressive 354 horsepower at the rear wheels, and this power allowed the LC to reach 255 miles per hour on the track.
The Lexus LC hybrid has great fuel economy compared to other V6 and V8 gas-guzzling sports cars with an EPA-estimated city of 26 mpg and highway of 34 mpg. This Lexus also has an all-electric mode that allows the car to drive through slow stop-and-go traffic without using the gasoline engine. The Lexus LC Hybrid is a hybrid luxury sports coupe with a suggested retail price of $100,300.
3. 2022 Lexus LS
The Lexus LS series is the flagship of the Lexus brand. Since the early 1990s with the LS 400, the LS range has represented the very best the Lexus brand has to offer in a sedan, and the current LS model, the LS 500, is no different. The LS 500 comes in a hybrid model that is incredible both inside and out as a luxury car and on the track as a performance car. Like the LC, the LS comes with a 3.5 liter hybrid V6 engine that produces 354 horsepower and is good for a top speed of 136 mph.
What makes the LS different, however, is the fact that this hybrid sedan comes with four-wheel drive, and while that may reduce fuel consumption at 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, this is a luxury hybrid performance sedan that is capable of to get comfortable with five seats and from 0 to 60 mph in about five seconds. The Lexus LS hybrid starts at $113,150 MSRP.
After taking top honors in their class according to Kelley Blue Bookthese Lexus hybrid vehicles offer low fuel consumption, excellent performance and comfort.