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Lexus IS MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
14 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
15 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
16 miles per gallon 4 vehicles
17 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 9 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 11 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 16 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 13 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 16 vehicles
23 miles per gallon 11 vehicles
24 miles per gallon 14 vehicles
25 miles per gallon 18 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 8 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 9 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2016 2016 4dr Sedan 306-hp 3.5L V6 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 18.7
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With the 306-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2016 Lexus IS has been averaging 18.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2016 Lexus ISs in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (20 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2016 Lexus IS in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
2010 2010 4dr Sedan 204-hp 2.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 19.46
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan 204-hp 2.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 21.8
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2010 2010 4dr Sedan 416-hp 5.0L V8 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 20.33
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 204-hp 2.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 27
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2009 2009 4dr Sedan 204-hp 2.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 25.4
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 306-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 24.88
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 204-hp 2.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 22.39
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 204-hp 2.5L V6 6-sp manual RWD 20.5
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 204-hp 2.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 31
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2008 2008 4dr Sedan 416-hp 5.0L V8 8-sp shiftable automatic RWD 17.67
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan 306-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 24.6
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan 204-hp 2.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 25.35
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2007 2007 4dr Sedan 204-hp 2.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 31.8
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 306-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 22.06
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 204-hp 2.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD 24
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2006 2006 4dr Sedan 204-hp 2.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 24.88
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2005 2005 4dr Sedan 204-hp 2.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 15.87
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2005.5 2005.5 4dr Sedan 204-hp 2.5L V6 6-sp manual RWD 23.3
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan 204-hp 2.5L V6 6-sp manual RWD 24.02
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2004 2004 4dr Sedan 204-hp 2.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 21.14
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2004 2004 4dr Wagon 204-hp 2.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 19
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan 204-hp 2.5L V6 6-sp manual RWD 23.43
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2003 2003 4dr Sedan 204-hp 2.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 19.58
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan 204-hp 2.5L V6 6-sp manual RWD 21.51
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2002 2002 4dr Sedan 204-hp 2.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 19.65
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2002 2002 4dr Wagon 204-hp 2.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic RWD 21.68
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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 AWD
Our 2010 IS 250 has given us 30 mph highway mileage. I consider it very very good. see full Lexus IS review
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
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
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
 

Lexus IS 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 IS's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.