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I've been reading around to try to figure out exactly how fuel efficient the Lexus NX 300h will be. I've found some competing figures but nothing official.

In our very own forum, we have a claim that Top Gear says that the NX 300h is aiming for fuel efficiency of 54.3 mpg. That is quite high. It seems our forum members think that is wishful thinking though.

I did some further research and I found on thegreencarwebiste.co.uk that they think that the Lexus NX 300h will have a fuel economy rating higher than 60 mpg!!! That's even higher!

Both of these estimates are based on the British way of measuring fuel efficiency, which is quite different from how we do it in North America, but here is some info to try to make more sense out of it.

The very same website says that the Land Rover Evoque diesel gets 57.6 mpg, and the BMW X3 gets 56.3 mpg in its most efficient set-up. So let's assume that even if the numbers are wrong, at least they'd be equally wrong. So the NX 300h is supposed to be a good chunk more efficient than these current class leaders.

I'm also told that the 300h will offer hybrid tech at no extra charge over the entry-level model. Can anyone confirm if this is correct?

But what makes that truly remarkable is that the entry level model Lexus comes with hybrid technology; finally a hybrid that doesn't have a more expensive outlay just to get that small battery pack included.
http://www.thegreencarwebsite.co.uk...exus-new-nx-will-be-take-the-sector-by-storm/
 

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That would be nice to see that hybrid costs the same...i doubt it...but i am all for it!

As for fuel economy, remember that diesel and hybrids are efficient at different things. Diesel is more efficient on highway than in city. Hybrids are the opposite. So, it all depends on what is emphasized by the EURO vs. USA EPA testing protocols. For example, if EURO focuses more on city driving, then it favors hybrids.

I think that we need to wait for USA EPA cycle...extrapolating from EURO is probably not useful.
 

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I think if they can make a hybrid cost the same or just slightly more it will do a lot for them in the long run and knowing them, they do things for the long run and not for immediate gains
 

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I think if they can make a hybrid cost the same or just slightly more it will do a lot for them in the long run and knowing them, they do things for the long run and not for immediate gains
But, (just thought about it) the other explanation is that the TURBO engine is very expensive to make...thus, the turbo model and hybrid model cost the same to make.

So, yeah, this 2.0 turbo engine may have been made by a rocket scientist afterall!
 

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Good to know that the NX will have about the MPG that it is advertised at. Not often that that happens.
 
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