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Lexus Hybrids in Reno are Named Top in Fuel Economy for 2011
Two Lexus hybrid models have been named to the Environmental Protection Agency and Energy Department’s list of the top 10 fuel-economy leaders for 2011.
2011 Lexus HS 250h at Reno Lexus Dealer
Of course, the 2011 Lexus 250h is more than just fuel efficiency. It’s total efficiency – the complete package. Aside from its impressive fuel economy of 35 mpg combined, it also boasts 70% fewer smog-forming emissions and is 85% recyclable.
Such outstanding efficiency is made possible because the 2011 250h is equipped with Lexus’ first four-cylinder gas engine, the 2.4-liter Atkinson-cycle powerplant that generates 187 total system horsepower.
An electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission even further enhances the performance of the 2011 250h. This system allows for virtually unlimited combinations, as opposed to typical automatic transmissions which have a fixed number of gear combinations. The result is a maximized powertrain efficiency and a noticeably smoother acceleration.
Powerful, Efficient 2011 RX 450h in Reno
Our other vehicle recognized for outstanding efficiency, the 2011 RX hybrid, packs a different kind of punch under the hood, but still delivers note worthy performance and fuel economy.
The 3.5-liter Atkinson cycle engine under the hood of the 2011 RX 450h works differently than conventional engines, converting more of the energy generated during combustion into mechanical energy. As a result of these combined advancements, the RX 450h produces a combined 295 horsepower, and provides instantaneous torque when you need it most.
The innovative Exhaust Heat-Recovery system captures a portion of the exhaust gasses generated during startup and uses them to warm the gasoline engine. This means that on the coldest of days, this system can significantly reduce the amount of time it takes for the RX 450x to reach a temperature where it can shut off the gasoline engine and function on battery power. In many cases, this wait is reduced by up to 15 minutes.
The best way to learn more about these fuel efficient hybrid Lexus vehicles is to visit your Reno Lexus dealer, to find out for yourself. Serving all drivers in search of an outstanding luxury vehicle, Lexus of Reno is staffed by a team of experts who would be happy to get you behind the wheel of one of our outstanding hybrids, or any of our other Lexus vehicles. Call us at (888) 220-2585 or visit http://www.lexusofreno.com today.