1996 Lexus ES 300 Long Term Road Test

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1996 Lexus ES 300: Fuel Economy Update for February

March 4, 2013

1996 Lexus ES 300

Our long-term 1996 Lexus ES 300 only went through a tank and a half of gas (417 miles) in February. Those two fill-ups averaged about 18.6 mpg, which is a bit lower than our lifetime average of 24.8 mpg. Still, our lifetime average is well above the revised EPA combined rating of 21 mpg.

This is partly due to the check engine light coming back on (It's fixed now, more on that in a later post) and partly due to some lead-footed editors.

Ronald Montoya, Consumer Advice Editor @ 153,676 miles

Worst Fill MPG: 16.5
Best Fill MPG: 33.4
Average Lifetime MPG: 24.8
EPA MPG Rating (City/Highway Combined): 21
Best Range: 433.5 miles
Current Odometer: 153,676 miles

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