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Lexus ES vs. Lexus IS MPG

Chart is based on 62 fuel economy reports for the Lexus ES and 142 fuel economy reports for the Lexus IS.

Lexus ES MPG

Lexus ES Lexus ES 2013 39.1 MPG Highway Percentage 13 percent Lexus ES Lexus ES 2011 26.5 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Lexus ES Lexus ES 2010 29.0 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Lexus ES Lexus ES 2009 31.8 MPG Highway Percentage 97 percent Lexus ES Lexus ES 2008 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 29 percent Lexus ES Lexus ES 2007 26.9 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Lexus ES Lexus ES 2005 23.2 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Lexus ES Lexus ES 2004 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Lexus ES Lexus ES 2003 22.8 MPG Highway Percentage 88 percent Lexus ES Lexus ES 2002 26.9 MPG Highway Percentage 76 percent Lexus ES Lexus ES 2000 19.3 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
2013 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
flat med none 5 16 66 13 70 39.1  
2011 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 1 5 44 50 75 26.5  
2010 4dr Sedan 272-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 21 25 25 30 65 29.0  
2009 4dr Sedan 272-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills light light 0 3 0 97 72 31.8  
2008 4dr Sedan 272-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 3 21 47 29 63 24.0  
2007 4dr Sedan 272-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 9 15 21 55 70 26.9  
2005 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 10 33 3 55 74 23.2  
2004 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 3 10 47 40 63 23.0  
2003 4dr Sedan 210-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 1 9 3 88 70 22.8  
2002 4dr Sedan 210-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 2 23 76 67 26.9  
2000 4dr Sedan 210-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 0 45 0 55 115 19.3  

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Lexus IS MPG

Lexus IS Lexus IS 2016 18.7 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Lexus IS Lexus IS 2010 20.3 MPG Highway Percentage 2 percent Lexus IS Lexus IS 2010 21.8 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent Lexus IS Lexus IS 2010 20.3 MPG Highway Percentage 44 percent Lexus IS Lexus IS 2009 25.4 MPG Highway Percentage 57 percent Lexus IS Lexus IS 2009 27.0 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent Lexus IS Lexus IS 2008 17.7 MPG Highway Percentage 28 percent Lexus IS Lexus IS 2008 24.9 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent Lexus IS Lexus IS 2008 31.0 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent Lexus IS Lexus IS 2008 22.4 MPG Highway Percentage 21 percent Lexus IS Lexus IS 2008 20.5 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent Lexus IS Lexus IS 2007 24.6 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Lexus IS Lexus IS 2007 31.8 MPG Highway Percentage 80 percent Lexus IS Lexus IS 2007 25.3 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent Lexus IS Lexus IS 2006 22.1 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent Lexus IS Lexus IS 2006 24.9 MPG Highway Percentage 47 percent Lexus IS Lexus IS 2006 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 65 percent Lexus IS Lexus IS 2005.5 23.3 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent Lexus IS Lexus IS 2005 15.9 MPG Highway Percentage 11 percent Lexus IS Lexus IS 2004 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent Lexus IS Lexus IS 2004 21.1 MPG Highway Percentage 66 percent Lexus IS Lexus IS 2004 24.0 MPG Highway Percentage 48 percent Lexus IS Lexus IS 2003 19.6 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent Lexus IS Lexus IS 2002 21.7 MPG Highway Percentage 26 percent Lexus IS Lexus IS 2002 19.6 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent Lexus IS Lexus IS 2002 21.5 MPG Highway Percentage 23 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
2016 4dr Sedan 306-horsepower 3.5L V6
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 50 10 20 20 70 18.7  
2010 4dr Sedan 416-horsepower 5.0L V8
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 0 0 98 2 80 20.3  
2010 4dr Sedan 204-horsepower 2.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 5 70 10 15 60 21.8  
2010 4dr Sedan 204-horsepower 2.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 7 16 33 44 83 20.3  
2009 4dr Sedan 204-horsepower 2.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 2 9 33 57 90 25.4  
2009 4dr Sedan 204-horsepower 2.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 5 5 20 70 65 27.0  
2008 4dr Sedan 416-horsepower 5.0L V8
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 20 25 27 28 70 17.7  
2008 4dr Sedan 306-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med none 16 20 25 40 66 24.9  
2008 4dr Sedan 204-horsepower 2.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat v.lt light 15 15 15 55 70 31.0  
2008 4dr Sedan 204-horsepower 2.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 4 18 57 21 61 22.4  
2008 4dr Sedan 204-horsepower 2.5L V6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med light 8 63 10 20 110 20.5  
2007 4dr Sedan 306-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 6 21 23 50 75 24.6  
2007 4dr Sedan 204-horsepower 2.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 5 5 10 80 70 31.8  
2007 4dr Sedan 204-horsepower 2.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 5 23 28 45 63 25.3  
2006 4dr Sedan 306-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 7 50 13 30 71 22.1  
2006 4dr Sedan 204-horsepower 2.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 9 25 20 47 88 24.9  
2006 4dr Sedan 204-horsepower 2.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light light 5 5 25 65 70 24.0  
2005.5 4dr Sedan 204-horsepower 2.5L V6
6-speed manual RWD
flat med none 20 20 0 60 80 23.3  
2005 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 41 49 0 11 59 15.9  
2004 4dr Wagon 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat lead hvy 20 15 15 50 75 19.0  
2004 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 1 27 6 66 77 21.1  
2004 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med light 7 29 16 48 71 24.0  
2003 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 9 33 18 41 88 19.6  
2002 4dr Wagon 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 12 19 43 26 80 21.7  
2002 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 10 40 15 35 68 19.6  
2002 4dr Sedan 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual RWD
flat med light 15 24 39 23 73 21.5  

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Lexus ES vs. Lexus IS 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 Lexus ES and Lexus IS'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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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Lexus ES

Lexus ES Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 272-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Approximately 30 mpg highway and good mileage around town, too. Even with the premium fuel requirement the ES is still not very expensive to keep fueled. see full Lexus ES review
2007 4dr Sedan 272-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
For such a large & powerful car, fuel economy is quite good. Driving a ~100 mile/day round trip commute in bumper-to-bumper traffic, I get 24-28 mpg. see full Lexus ES review
2007 4dr Sedan 272-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Easily 25MPG for all around driving. Recently had 31 mpg on a long trip with avg speen at 70 mph. Incredible fuel economy for a luxury car with a powerful engine. see full Lexus ES review
2007 4dr Sedan 272-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
easily avg 24mpg all around - and on highway - observed 31 mpg. Still has a lot of guts too see full Lexus ES review
2007 4dr Sedan 272-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
22 mpg in the city/30 on the highway see full Lexus ES review
2007 4dr Sedan 272-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
22 city/30+ highway see full Lexus ES review
Lexus ES Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 272-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
With the high price of gasoline, any six-cylinder vehicle can be considered more than necessary for a daily commute. Still, averages of 22.5 MPG are not too bad. see full Lexus ES review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Real Gas Mileage of the Lexus IS

Lexus IS Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearComment
The 2014 IS 350 manages 19 mpg in the EPA city test, and 28 in the highway test. While these figures tie those for the Cadillac ATS 3.6, they're short of the 23/33 achieved by the BMW 335i. Also, with both the BMW and the Cadillac you can step down to more efficient turbocharged four-cylinder engines. With the new IS, your only other engine option is a small V6, and its fuel economy is only a couple mpg better than that of the big V6 (21/30). The BMW has a further advantage: you can set the steering and suspension to "Sport" without forcing the transmission to hold a lower gear. In the 2014 IS 350 F Sport, the sport modes are "all or nothing." Select one to firm up the steering and suspension, and the transmission won't shift beyond sixth gear, reducing fuel economy. Lexus should follow Audi's lead and offer an "Individual" mode, where each system (powertrain, steering, suspension, etc.) can be set separately. see full Lexus IS review
 

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

Lexus IS Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 204-horsepower 2.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Almost as good as Prius, this is the hybrid 250h see full Lexus IS review
2010 4dr Sedan 204-horsepower 2.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Our 2010 IS 250 has given us 30 mph highway mileage. I consider it very very good. see full Lexus IS review
2009 4dr Sedan 204-horsepower 2.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Good highway fuel economy, can average 30+ mpg see full Lexus IS review
2009 4dr Sedan 306-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Excellent fuel economy... overall 24 mpg city and highway combined. As high as 32 mpg highway driving in Arizona mountains. see full Lexus IS review
2008 4dr Sedan 204-horsepower 2.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Good fuel economy for a 1600kg car with AWD. see full Lexus IS review
2008 4dr Sedan 204-horsepower 2.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
My real world economy has been 33 mpg hwy (not the computer figure, an optimistic 34.5-35)which is better than expected and slightly over 20 in city driving (not heavy traffic), also better than expected see full Lexus IS review
2006 4dr Sedan 204-horsepower 2.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
At around 200hp, it isnt the fastest luxury sedan. However, on my roadtrip across the eastern / mid eastern USA I was able to get ~33 ish mpg (computer reported) on flat terrain and premium fuel. City mpg is what I expect,22-25ish. But I think it is great as a long distance comfortable vehicle. see full Lexus IS review
Lexus IS Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan 204-horsepower 2.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Wish it got better fuel economy for such a small car and engine... Sticker is 21/29, I'm averaging 27MPG (computer read); avg on hwy is about 33-34 mpg while city is about 19-23mpg. Engine variety would help, a 4 cyl + turbo or something, but toyota/lexus isn't exactly known for that. see full Lexus IS review
2002 4dr Wagon 215-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
For a small, relatively modestly powered car, it gets poor economy. Corvettes and most Porsches get better economy. see full Lexus IS review