Edmunds has reviewed the 2013 Lexus ES 300h, and believe “you’ll be hard-pressed to top the Lexus ES hybrid” with its blend of fuel economy and comfort.
(It may be ridiculous, but there’s even some results of the ES 300h on the test track.)
Read the Edmunds ES 300h Review
Edmunds Reviews the 2013 Lexus ES 300h
Inside Line Drives the 2013 Lexus ES
Road & Track Drives the 2013 Lexus ES
What I find interesting is the slating of the fuel economy versus the Fusion Hybrid. I read on Priuschat that there is controversy about the Fusion Hybrid MPA numbers and indeed Consumer Reports did a test and got only 39mpg (just 1 mpg more than the Camry Hybrid, which uses the same drive train as the ES300h).
You can watch the Consumer Reports video here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=9vmMXHPl6Eo#!
InsideLine, the now defunct premium car enthusiast’s site from Edmunds, tested the car last month, and that test has moved to the Edmunds site. With the Avalon, Camry, and Lexus ES, they are getting the EPA estimates in their testing, between 38-41 MPG.
The Edmunds site is pretty bad for actual car reviews, pictures, and the don’t allow discussions there either.
Now their only value is pricing and owner reviews.
Ford owners, and media testers, are consistently getting no better MPG from Ford than you will get from the Toyota sedan hybrids.
Ford says it can take up to 3k miles for the drivetrain to reach peak efficiency. No other hybrid has this glaring flaw. The EPA is slowly mobilizing into an investigation…..
Agree that Inside Line is a piece of crap website. On the sneak review for the 2014 IS, in the same article, the same editor managed to contradict himself by saying the car received minor revision for its suspension but later on said that the rear suspension is all new.
Professional journalism at its finest…
Inside Line is good. It’s Edmunds that is the problem. It is swallowing IL whole.
Since Ford is American they get away with the crap that Toyota would face.. Political rubbish..
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