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Lexus IS Fuel Economy Data

4dr Sedan 306-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD

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
flat med none 5 20 50 25 70 24.600
flat med none 30 40 20 10 60 25.000
hills light light 10 10 10 70 70 24.900
hills med light 18 9 18 55 65 25.000

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2008 Lexus IS

2008 Lexus IS Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
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
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
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
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 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
 

2008 Lexus IS Gas Mileage (MPG)

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