Lexus Luxury Hybrids
ALL HYBRID. NO COMPROMISE.
THE LEXUS HYBRID ELECTRIC LINE
IN THE LEAD: ON THE ROAD AND IN THE INDUSTRY.
In 2005, Lexus transformed the industry with the introduction of the RX 400h—the world’s first luxury vehicle to pair an already potent gasoline engine with a powerful electric motor and a self-charging battery. And now, we’re offering the next generation of electrified performance with our first-ever Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle, the 2022 NX 450h+ AWD. Limited availability. See your preferred Lexus dealer for details.
Boasting a variety of advantages over traditional powertrains, from instantaneous acceleration to added fuel efficiency—all while surrounding the driver with exceptional craftsmanship—Lexus has been increasing its lead ever since.
With a significantly enhanced warranty that covers every new Lexus Hybrid battery8 for 10 years or 150,000 miles, and multiple models to choose from, this is more than progress. It’s progress in fast‑forward.
The Lexus Hybrid Line
With the best combined MPG estimate1 of all non-plug-in SUVs and advanced technology throughout, the UX 250h is crafted for the modern pioneer.
Instant power off the line and a 31-MPG combined estimate2 are just two ways the NXh breaks boundaries.
304 combined horsepower. 0–60 in just 6.0 seconds9. And an EPA-estimated 37 miles10 of pure EV driving. Our first-ever NX 450h+ Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle launches a new era of electrification and performance. Limited availability. See your preferred Lexus dealer for details.
The RXh, RXh F SPORT and new RXL Hybrid offer 308 total system horsepower,3 striking craftsmanship and, now, seating for up to six.
The ESh offers more to drivers as well as passengers with an impressive 44-MPG combined estimate.4
When Multistage Hybrid technology meets a 3.5-liter V6, the result is the visceral feel of a high-performance coupe and power off the line that rivals the V8 competition.
As the first Multistage Hybrid prestige luxury sedan,5 and delivering the instinctive feel of a 10-speed automatic transmission, this is the most responsive and fastest LSh yet.
EXPERIENCE THE BENEFITS OF LEXUS HYBRIDS
Starting from a stop
It’s an advantage you’ll feel in an instant. With a firm press of the accelerator, the powerful electric motors combine with the gas engine to deliver immediate torque and seamless acceleration off the line. When starting from a stop under normal conditions, only the electric drive is used for light acceleration, resulting in a gentle, silent takeoff6 and enhanced efficiency.
Exceptional MPG estimates are yet another benefit of Lexus Hybrid Drive. Unlike conventional vehicles, which are optimized primarily for cruising, Lexus hybrids offer impressive fuel efficiency in all driving conditions. Whether in city traffic or on the highway, the system optimizes output from the electric motor and gasoline engine, allocating power to the drive wheels as well as to an electric generator. As a result, you won’t just enjoy a smoother and quieter ride, you’ll enjoy it over many more miles on a single tank of gas.
Welcome to power to the power of two. During initial takeoff from a stop, the high-output battery alone provides power to the electric drive. As speed increases, the potent gas engine is engaged. And, when extra acceleration is desired, power output from both sources is optimized to deliver an even greater boost. Working in tandem with the Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission, the result is powerful acceleration without the jarring shift points experienced in a conventional vehicle.
Instantaneous response and exceptional efficiency are only two of the benefits of the electric power source under the hood. It also charges itself. During braking, the Lexus Hybrid Drive system suspends its delivery of drive power and begins generating electricity. Thanks to this highly effective regenerative braking system, kinetic energy usually lost during braking is instead converted to electricity and sent back to the battery.
At A Stop
Unlike traditional gasoline engines, which must idle and consume fuel even at a standstill, a Lexus Hybrid switches off its gas engine when decelerating and at a stop, saving fuel and minimizing emissions. The electric motor remains ready and available for immediate takeoff.
THE FIRST-EVER LEXUS PLUG-IN HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE
With an all-electric EPA-estimated range rating of 37 miles10, this exhilarating PHEV was designed to exceed imagination as it creates innovative ways to elevate the driving experience. It’s the next era of hybrid performance. Limited availability. See your preferred Lexus dealer for details.
If you’re looking for a fuel-efficient luxury vehicle, consider getting a Lexus hybrid. Hybrid vehicles from Lexus feature the most advanced hybrid technologies that enable them to provide outstanding gas mileage without sacrificing performance and driving enjoyment. The Japanese luxury automaker has a wide variety of hybrid models, including sedans, crossovers, SUVs, and sport coupes, to cater to the needs and preferences of different drivers. Check out this helpful guide to Lexus hybrid vehicles to make an informed buying decision.
What Is a Hybrid Vehicle?
Hybrid vehicles differ from conventional vehicles in that they have two power sources instead of one. While regular cars run solely on a gasoline-powered internal combustion engine, hybrids are equipped with a traditional engine and an electric motor. However, the way these two sources combine to deliver power may vary from one vehicle to another.
Most Lexus hybrid vehicles come with a full hybrid system. In this system, the gasoline-driven engine and battery-powered electric motor operate separately from each other. Either of them is capable of powering the vehicle on its own, and they can also combine their power. The full hybrid powertrain is self-charging, meaning that the battery is charged while you’re driving and doesn’t need to be plugged in.
Another variation is the parallel hybrid system. This setup mainly relies on a combustion engine to produce power, but it receives direct assistance from an electric motor located between the engine and transmission. The motor has to be squeezed into a small space, which can limit the electric assistance it provides and the all-electric range of the vehicle.
The third type of hybrid system is the series hybrid powertrain. Although it has two power sources, this system uses only the electric motor to drive the vehicle. The engine doesn’t have a direct connection to the transmission, so its only function is to supply power to the motor. A series hybrid may have difficulty maintaining efficiency after its battery power is depleted. For this reason, Lexus doesn’t produce models with this setup.
How Does Lexus Hybrid Drive Work?
Introduced in 2006, Lexus Hybrid Drive has been the technology behind the refined performance and remarkable fuel economy of Lexus hybrid vehicles. This self-charging system consists of six main components: a gasoline-powered engine, electric motor, battery pack, electric generator, power split device, and a power control unit. The power split device has a special planetary gearbox for distributing power between the engine, electric motor, and generator.
Lexus Hybrid Drive is a smart, fuel-saving system that switches automatically and seamlessly between the gas engine and electric motor. It’s capable of monitoring driving conditions and managing the supply of power from both the engine and motor to suit different situations. It can also determine when to combine the two sources for maximum performance and efficiency.
As an intelligent system, Lexus Hybrid Drive enables the combustion engine and electric motor to operate with a harmonious synergy. While it’s running, the engine delivers power to the generator so that it can charge the battery. When driving in certain conditions, such as a low-speed urban environment, the generator shuts down the engine and lets the motor take over. This makes it possible for the vehicle to run with zero emissions. Additionally, the engine management system is able to recognize when the vehicle comes to a halt and automatically turns the engine off to conserve energy.
How Long Does a Hybrid Battery Last?
The battery of a Lexus hybrid model is designed to last the vehicle’s entire life. It comes with a 10-year or 150,000-mile warranty for 2020 and newer models. This battery is much larger than the one found in a regular car, as it needs to produce sufficient voltage to power the vehicle at low speeds without any assistance from the gas engine.
It’s important to note that the longevity of your vehicle’s hybrid battery may vary depending on a number of factors. One of the main factors is the climate conditions in which your car is driven and stored. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can reduce the life span of your battery. Also, if you tend to drive aggressively or frequently carry heavy loads, you can expect your battery to wear down faster.
Fortunately, you can take certain measures to make the battery of your Lexus hybrid vehicle last longer. These include storing your car indoors, becoming a calm driver, and staying on top of your routine maintenance schedule.
Which Lexus Hybrid Model Is Right for You?
Currently, there are six hybrid models in the Lexus lineup: the ES Hybrid, LS Hybrid, UX Hybrid, NX Hybrid, RX Hybrid, and LC Hybrid. If you plan to use your Lexus hybrid vehicle for daily commuting, the ES Hybrid and LS Hybrid are the best options. These sedans are a breeze to maneuver in tight spaces and provide exceptional fuel economy. For a more exciting driving experience, choose the LC Hybrid sport coupe, which delivers blistering acceleration and spirited driving dynamics.
Prefer a more versatile vehicle? Then, you should consider going for the UX Hybrid or NX Hybrid. These crossovers are a pleasure to drive on both city streets and the open road, thanks to their composed and agile handling. They also have a significantly larger cargo area than a sedan. If you have a family, you’ll be better off getting the RX Hybrid. This SUV offers even more passenger and cargo space, as well as plenty of features to keep your family comfortable, entertained, and safe.
Drive Home Your Dream Lexus Hybrid Vehicle Today
If you’re thinking of buying a luxury hybrid car in Oklahoma City, drop by Eskridge Lexus to view our fantastic selection of Lexus hybrid vehicles. Serving Oklahoma City, Norman, Seminole, Guthrie, Weatherford, Purcell, and Piedmont, our dealership carries all the hybrid models in the latest Lexus lineup, plus top-quality used and certified pre-owned Lexus hybrids. Furthermore, we offer great auto financing deals and awesome vehicle specials to ensure you’ll get the best possible deal. Browse our inventory now and contact us to schedule a test drive.
1 2019 Lexus UX 250h (AWD) EPA 41/city, 38/hwy, 39/comb MPG estimates. Actual mileage will vary.
2 2020 Lexus NX 300h (AWD) EPA 33/city, 30/hwy, 31/comb MPG estimates. Actual mileage will vary.
3 Ratings achieved using the required premium unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 or higher. If premium fuel is not used, performance will decrease.
4 2019 EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary.
5 2019 LSh vs. 2018/2019 competitors. Information from manufacturers’ websites as of 5/21/2018.
6 CAUTION! When driving a hybrid vehicle, pay special attention to the area around the vehicle. Because there is little vehicle noise in EV mode, pedestrians, people riding bicycles or other people and vehicles in the area may not be aware of the vehicle starting off or approaching them, so take extra care while driving. EV mode works under certain conditions at low speeds. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.
7 With a significantly enhanced warranty that guarantees every new Lexus Hybrid battery[DISCLAIMER 7] for 10 years or 150,000 miles, and multiple models to choose from—each offering more to the driver while requiring less from the world—this is more than progress. It’s progress in fast-forward.
8 For Lexus hybrid vehicles beginning with model year 2020, the hybrid (HV) battery is covered for 10 years from original date of first use or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first. Coverage is subject to the terms and conditions of your New Vehicle Limited Warranty. See Warranty and Services Guide for details.
9 Ratings achieved using the required premium unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 or higher. If premium fuel is not used, performance will decrease.
Performance figures are for comparison only and were obtained with prototype vehicles by professional drivers.
10 Projected 37-mile all-electric driving range rating when fully charged for 2022 Lexus NX 450h+. Use for comparison purposes only. Your range will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive.
11 Limited availability. See your preferred Lexus dealer for details.