The 2013 Lexus RX 450h, the hybrid version of the RX 350, takes top honors among luxury SUVs with EPA fuel economy estimates of 32/28 mpg city/highway with front-wheel drive. The highway rating is the same for the all-wheel-drive RX 450h, but the city estimate falls to 30 mpg.

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Besides the RX 450h, only a handful of luxury-brand SUVs earn EPA highway estimates of more than 25 mpg on the highway. They include the Land Rover Ranger Rover Evoque (28 mpg), Audi Q5 2.0T (27) and Mercedes-Benz ML350 Bluetec diesel (27) and the 2013 BMW X3 28i (28) and Lincoln MKX (26). The Q5 and ML350 are rated for 20 mpg in city driving, while the X3 28i is rated at 21 mpg; the others have city estimates of 18 or 19 mpg.

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Answered by Rick Popely on October 8, 2012 in What Car Should I Buy? | Permalink

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