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Lexus LS Gas Mileage (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 LS's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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Lexus LS Gas Mileage

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
2010 4dr Sedan 357-horsepower 4.6L V8
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 0 20 0 80 65 20.5  
  Averages flat light hvy 0 20 0 80 65 20.5
With the 357-horsepower 4.6L V8 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Lexus LS fuel economy has been averaging 20.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Lexus LSs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Lexus LS in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2009 4dr Sedan 380-horsepower 4.6L V8
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 30 30 0 40 75 18.0
  flat light hvy 5 5 40 50 99 19.6
  flat med hvy 30 30 0 40 75 18.3
2009 4dr Sedan 380-horsepower 4.6L V8
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med hvy 22 22 13 43 83 18.6  
  Averages flat med hvy 22 22 13 43 83 18.6
With the 380-horsepower 4.6L V8 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2009 Lexus LS has been averaging 18.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Lexus LSs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 83 miles per hour (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (22 percent), in heavy traffic (22 percent), and in the suburbs (13 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Lexus LS in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2008 4dr Sedan 380-horsepower 4.6L V8
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 5 5 15 75 60 22.0
  flat med hvy 53 21 26 0 N/A 19.1
  flat med light 53 21 26 0 N/A 19.0
2008 4dr Sedan 380-horsepower 4.6L V8
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 37 16 22 25 60 20.0  
  Averages flat med light 37 16 22 25 60 20.0
With the 380-horsepower 4.6L V8 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2008 Lexus LS gas mileage has been averaging 20.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Lexus LSs in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 37 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (25 percent), in the suburbs (22 percent), and in the city (16 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Lexus LS in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2007 4dr Sedan 380-horsepower 4.6L V8
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 21 24 26 29 60 18.0
  flat light hvy 0 5 5 90 80 23.4
  flat light none 15 25 30 30 65 24.0
  flat v.lt none 0 20 10 70 70 25.0
2007 4dr Sedan 380-horsepower 4.6L V8
8-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 9 19 18 55 69 22.6  
  Averages flat light light 9 19 18 55 69 22.6
With the 380-horsepower 4.6L V8 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2007 Lexus LS fuel economy has been averaging 22.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Lexus LSs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (19 percent), in the suburbs (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (9 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Lexus LS in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2006 4dr Sedan 278-horsepower 4.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light hvy 0 0 20 80 70 28.1
  flat light light 0 0 10 90 70 27.7
  flat med light 5 20 25 50 75 17.8
  flat light light 0 0 10 90 70 30.9
  flat med light 5 20 25 50 75 18.2
2006 4dr Sedan 278-horsepower 4.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 2 8 18 72 72 24.5  
  Averages flat light light 2 8 18 72 72 24.5
With the 380-horsepower 4.6L V8 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2006 Lexus LS has been averaging 24.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Lexus LSs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 72 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (18 percent), in the city (8 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Lexus LS in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2005 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 4.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 0 0 2 98 85 26.0
  flat light none 5 15 15 65 60 21.5
  flat light light 25 25 35 15 60 23.0
  flat med hvy 0 0 30 70 80 19.2
2005 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 4.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat med light 8 10 21 62 71 22.4  
  Averages flat med light 8 10 21 62 71 22.4
With the 380-horsepower 4.6L V8 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2005 Lexus LS gas mileage has been averaging 22.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Lexus LSs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 62 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (21 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Lexus LS in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2004 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 4.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med light 0 10 10 80 60 25.9
  flat light light 10 30 10 50 60 21.0
  hills lead light 5 55 25 15 60 15.0
  hills med light 5 55 25 15 60 16.5
  flat med hvy 0 0 0 100 75 30.0
2004 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 4.3L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
hills med light 4 30 14 52 63 21.7  
  Averages hills med light 4 30 14 52 63 21.7
With the 380-horsepower 4.6L V8 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2004 Lexus LS fuel economy has been averaging 21.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Lexus LSs in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), in the suburbs (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Lexus LS in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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
2003 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 4.3L V8
5-speed automatic RWD
flat v.lt hvy 0 100 0 0 N/A 24.0
2003 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 4.3L V8
5-speed automatic RWD
flat v.lt hvy 0 100 0 0 0 24.0  
  Averages flat v.lt hvy 0 100 0 0 0 24.0
With the 380-horsepower 4.6L V8 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2003 Lexus LS has been averaging 24.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Lexus LSs in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 100 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (0 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 0 miles per hour (0 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Lexus LS in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
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
2002 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 4.3L V8
5-speed automatic RWD
flat light light 0 0 100 0 N/A 16.6
  hills med hvy 19 19 28 35 60 17.8
  flat light none 10 10 20 60 60 22.8
2002 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 4.3L V8
5-speed automatic RWD
flat light light 10 10 49 32 60 19.1  
  Averages flat light light 10 10 49 32 60 19.1
With the 380-horsepower 4.6L V8 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2002 Lexus LS gas mileage has been averaging 19.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Lexus LSs in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 49 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (32 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Lexus LS in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.

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Year Body/Powertrain Comment
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