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BMW 5-Series vs. Lexus LS MPG

Chart is based on 252 fuel economy reports for the BMW 5-Series and 45 fuel economy reports for the Lexus LS.

BMW 5-Series MPG

BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2014 21.5 MPG Highway Percentage 13 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2014 29.0 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2014 20.5 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2011 18.5 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2011 36.4 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2011 26.0 MPG Highway Percentage 86 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2011 42.2 MPG Highway Percentage 85 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2011 27.6 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2010 20.5 MPG Highway Percentage 22 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2010 22.7 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2010 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2010 23.2 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2010 24.8 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2009 22.6 MPG Highway Percentage 73 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2009 25.5 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2009 18.8 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2009 37.9 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2009 21.9 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 20.5 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 26.1 MPG Highway Percentage 21 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 23.7 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 22.6 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 28.3 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 39.6 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 13.8 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 15.0 MPG Highway Percentage 95 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 21.4 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 22.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 25.7 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2008 23.3 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2007 20.4 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2007 11.7 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2007 14.7 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2007 18.9 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2007 16.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2007 24.7 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2007 23.3 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2007 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2007 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 31 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2007 25.4 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2007 26.8 MPG Highway Percentage 99 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2006 24.9 MPG Highway Percentage 68 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2006 37.2 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2006 35.1 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2006 14.8 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2006 20.1 MPG Highway Percentage 23 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2006 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 31 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2006 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2006 28.5 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2006 22.1 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2005 20.9 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2004 18.3 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2004 21.5 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2004 27.3 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2004 24.9 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2004 22.1 MPG Highway Percentage 37 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2004 30.2 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2004 23.1 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2003 21.7 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2003 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2003 22.0 MPG Highway Percentage 22 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2003 21.8 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2003 26.5 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2002 22.4 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2002 17.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2002 20.4 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2002 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2002 20.7 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2002 25.3 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2002 27.8 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2001 28.0 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2001 16.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2001 28.0 MPG Highway Percentage 78 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2001 16.7 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2000 29.0 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2000 11.6 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2000 23.4 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2000 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2000 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 443hp 4.4L V8
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 3 0 85 13 60 21.5  
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 443hp 4.4L V8
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 5 95 75 29.0  
2014 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat v.lt light 10 30 10 50 100 20.5  
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 400hp 4.4L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 20 30 30 20 70 18.5  
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
mtns med none 15 8 8 70 155 36.4  
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
hills v.lt none 0 0 14 86 65 26.0  
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 181hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 2 8 5 85 100 42.2  
2011 4dr Sedan 240-horsepower 3.0L I6
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 7 23 12 58 71 27.6  
2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 5 19 55 22 60 20.5  
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 3 12 40 45 67 22.7  
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 5 15 23 58 70 22.5  
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 0 0 100 0 N/A 23.2  
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 5 5 10 80 80 24.8  
2009 4dr Wagon turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 8 4 16 73 60 22.6  
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 6 36 58 65 25.5  
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med none 0 50 35 15 65 18.8  
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 174hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual RWD
flat light hvy 0 60 0 40 90 37.9  
2009 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 15 50 20 15 60 21.9  
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med hvy 5 0 35 60 68 20.5  
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 232hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 15 50 10 25 85 25.0  
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 232hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat lead light 29 26 24 21 130 26.1  
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 12 23 27 38 75 23.7  
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 5 16 15 63 70 22.6  
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 232hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med light 10 20 30 40 130 28.3  
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 174hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 3 0 2 95 125 39.6  
2008 4dr Sedan 500-horsepower 5.0L V10
7-speed automated manual RWD
hills lead hvy 5 35 10 50 85 13.8  
2008 4dr Sedan 500-horsepower 5.0L V10
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead light 0 5 0 95 75 15.0  
2008 4dr Sedan 360-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 5 11 18 66 82 21.4  
2008 4dr Sedan 360-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat light none 20 10 20 50 70 22.0  
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 7 24 9 60 74 25.7  
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 13 10 33 43 63 23.3  
2007 4dr Wagon 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 3 16 26 55 64 20.4  
2007 4dr Sedan 500-horsepower 5.0L V10
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat med none 0 20 20 60 75 11.7  
2007 4dr Sedan 500-horsepower 5.0L V10
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 0 0 20 80 70 14.7  
2007 4dr Sedan 360-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat lead hvy 20 20 5 55 70 18.9  
2007 4dr Sedan 360-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med hvy 10 50 0 40 70 16.0  
2007 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 16 16 25 44 73 24.7  
2007 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 16 8 37 40 69 23.3  
2007 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 10 35 0 55 75 22.5  
2007 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 10 11 50 31 65 22.5  
2007 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 0 25 13 63 72 25.4  
2007 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
mtns light none 0 0 1 99 75 26.8  
2006 4dr Wagon 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 4 24 4 68 66 24.9  
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 229hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills lead light 5 10 60 25 110 37.2  
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 161hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual RWD
hills lead light 10 60 10 20 95 35.1  
2006 4dr Sedan 500-horsepower 5.0L V10
7-speed automated manual RWD
flat light light 5 32 13 50 83 14.8  
2006 4dr Sedan 360-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med none 2 25 50 23 75 20.1  
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 3 25 41 31 66 27.0  
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 0 70 0 30 70 20.0  
2006 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills light light 0 22 4 75 72 28.5  
2006 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 10 0 80 10 85 22.1  
2005 4dr Sedan 325-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 3 23 20 55 70 20.9  
2004 4dr Sedan 325-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat lead light 5 18 35 43 73 18.3  
2004 4dr Sedan 325-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med light 0 20 10 70 60 21.5  
2004 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 20 0 0 80 65 27.3  
2004 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 0 5 95 0 0 24.9  
2004 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
flat med none 10 49 5 37 75 22.1  
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat v.lt hvy 10 20 40 30 70 30.2  
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 10 10 20 60 100 23.1  
2003 4dr Sedan 394-horsepower 4.9L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 0 10 10 80 65 21.7  
2003 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 5 25 30 40 75 21.0  
2003 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 33 12 33 22 60 22.0  
2003 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 6 26 34 34 67 21.8  
2003 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 75 26.5  
2002 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med light 0 14 23 63 60 22.4  
2002 4dr Sedan 394-horsepower 4.9L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead light 5 5 20 70 75 17.0  
2002 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 10 0 40 50 75 20.4  
2002 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 0 40 40 20 70 21.0  
2002 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 17 29 11 44 87 20.7  
2002 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med hvy 3 13 20 65 65 25.3  
2002 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat light hvy 11 37 13 40 63 27.8  
2001 4dr Wagon 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med light 2 3 5 90 60 28.0  
2001 4dr Sedan 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
mtns med hvy 15 15 0 70 65 16.0  
2001 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 11 0 11 78 60 28.0  
2001 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 25 50 25 0 0 16.7  
2000 4dr Wagon 193-horsepower 2.8L I6
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 55 29.0  
2000 4dr Sedan 394-horsepower 4.9L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead light 10 30 10 50 80 11.6  
2000 4dr Sedan 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed manual RWD
flat lead light 5 10 40 45 80 23.4  
2000 4dr Sedan 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills lead light 0 15 85 0 0 19.0  
2000 4dr Sedan 193-horsepower 2.8L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med none 5 20 20 55 70 27.0  

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Lexus LS MPG

Lexus LS Lexus LS 2010 20.5 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Lexus LS Lexus LS 2009 18.6 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent Lexus LS Lexus LS 2008 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent Lexus LS Lexus LS 2007 22.6 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Lexus LS Lexus LS 2006 24.4 MPG Highway Percentage 56 percent Lexus LS Lexus LS 2005 23.1 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent Lexus LS Lexus LS 2004 20.2 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Lexus LS Lexus LS 2003 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 0 percent Lexus LS Lexus LS 2002 19.1 MPG Highway Percentage 32 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Sedan 357-horsepower 4.6L V8
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 0 20 0 80 65 20.5  
2009 4dr Sedan 380-horsepower 4.6L V8
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 22 22 13 43 103 18.6  
2008 4dr Sedan 380-horsepower 4.6L V8
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 37 16 22 25 60 20.0  
2007 4dr Sedan 380-horsepower 4.6L V8
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 9 19 18 55 69 22.6  
2006 4dr Sedan 278-horsepower 4.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 3 16 26 56 69 24.4  
2005 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 4.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 6 10 21 63 73 23.1  
2004 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 4.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 6 33 26 35 66 20.2  
2003 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 4.3L V8
5-speed automatic RWD
flat v.lt hvy 0 100 0 0 0 24.0  
2002 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 4.3L V8
5-speed automatic RWD
flat light light 10 10 49 32 60 19.1  

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BMW 5-Series vs. Lexus LS MPG

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the BMW 5-Series and Lexus LS's where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of their real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the BMW 5-Series

BMW 5-Series Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2014 The BMW 535d isn't the class's fuel economy champ. That title goes to the Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC, with EPA ratings of 28 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway (27/38 with AWD). But, considering that the BMW's engine has two more cylinders (for a total of six) and 60 more horsepower, it comes surprisingly close: 26/38 with rear-wheel-drive (as tested) and 26/37 with all-wheel-drive. Audi's similarly sized 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel, though 15 horses less powerful than BMW's, is less efficient in "city" driving, with EPA ratings of 24/38 (with mandatory AWD). In the real-world, the trip computer reports suggested an even larger BMW advantage, especially at lower speeds. My suburban averages with the 535d ranged from 34.6 to 47.2, with high 30s fairly easily achievable (if I avoided the temptation to bury the go-pedal). The Audi's suburban averages were stuck in the mid-30s, with a high (in fewer attempts) of 38.4. On the highway, the Audi managed a coupe mpg over 40 where the speed limit was 60, and a couple under 40 where the speed limit was 70. The rear-wheel-drive BMW virtually tied the all-wheel-drive Audi at high speeds, but achieved 53.8 mpg on one 65-mph freeway trip. This is incredible (yes, I'm wondering about the accuracy of the trip computer myself) for a sedan with the 535d's mass and performance. As with other BMW's, selecting the "eco pro" mode can substantially improve fuel efficiency. Engage this mode, and it becomes easy to drive a powerful BMW like a hypermiler would a Prius. Audi and Mercedes-Benz do not offer a similar mode. see full BMW 5-Series review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the BMW 5-Series

BMW 5-Series Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
The turbo allows the ability to extract very excellent fuel economy if driven conservatively, and yet deliver exceptional power when needed (or just desired). see full BMW 5-Series review
2008 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
I drive 500+ highway miles weekly. I needed a comforable ride with good fuel economy. I am averaging 30 mpg on the highway at 70+ MPH in Florida see full BMW 5-Series review
2007 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
21 mpg mixed city and highway, very good for car this size see full BMW 5-Series review
2007 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
Much higher than expected. see full BMW 5-Series review
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
At this moment the computer shows 27.6 mpg for combo city/freeway/around town driving. True, it uses premium but that is excellent for a car this size and performance.[mpg is without using A/C] see full BMW 5-Series review
2006 4dr Wagon 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
very good for large AWD car see full BMW 5-Series review
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
I am seeing 22mpg in the city, not bad for 255hp see full BMW 5-Series review
2004 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual RWD
Averaging 25mpg combined and 30mpg expressway...not too shabby for full-size luxury vehicle. see full BMW 5-Series review
2004 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
28 mpg highway - 20 mpg city. see full BMW 5-Series review
2003 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Excellent fuel mileage on the highway. I can average 32MPG driving at 65 MPH. Problem is... tough to keep it at 65. 75-80 is like driving 55 in most other vehicles. see full BMW 5-Series review
BMW 5-Series Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Their quoted miles per gallon far lower than the Audi, although the car is likely fasgter. see full BMW 5-Series review
2008 4dr Sedan 360-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
current gas prices. see full BMW 5-Series review
2007 4dr Sedan 360-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
19 MPG overall see full BMW 5-Series review
2005 4dr Sedan 325-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
V8 19 city/25 highway see full BMW 5-Series review
2004 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
could be better for city driving and daily driver see full BMW 5-Series review
2003 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Seems to guzzle gas in stop-and-go regime, even if I watch the consumption report as I drive. see full BMW 5-Series review
2002 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual RWD
requires premium gas. see full BMW 5-Series review
2002 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
5 Series was terrific car but very poor on gas and used premium fuel. We knew about the mileage when purchased but this was one of the factors making us switch as we have 2 new drivers that would have kept this car driving more hours at a higher cost. see full BMW 5-Series review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Lexus LS

Lexus LS Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearComment
Nearly everyone except Toyota has been transitioning to boosted engines for fuel efficiency at least as much as for performance. While boosted engines swill gas at least as well as their unboosted equivalents when hustled, in typical driving they are more efficient. With EPA ratings of 16 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, the LS 460 nearly matches the Jaguar XJ AWD (16/24), but falls well short of the Audi A8 3.0T (18/28) and BMW 740Li xDrive (19/28). In the real world, the Lexus's fuel economy lags the others, including the Jaguar, to an even greater degree. In our suburban driving the LS 460's trip computer often reported averages between 15 and 16, vs. low 20s in the Jaguar. A light foot could nudge the LS's average to 18, but the XJ's to 25. On the highway the LS 460's trip computer reported averages of 24.7 and 23.3. The XJ's reported just over 30. see full Lexus LS review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Lexus LS

Lexus LS Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2001 0 In United Kingdom (Imperial) gallons and miles, over the last 60,000 miles I have averaged 24.6mpg. In town it falls to about 15mpg and on a long run at 85mph (normal cruising speed on UK motorways despite 70mph limit) it returns 27.5mpg see full Lexus LS review