2. Lexus ES 300h
MPG 40 City / 39 Hwy
The Hybrid model of the Lexus ES is a little weaker than its gasoline powered brothers, but gets much better gas mileage. The Lexus ES 300h has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that produce 200 horsepower combined. A continuously variable transmission (CVT), which operates like an automatic, is standard. According to the EPA, the 2015 ES 300h gets 40/39 mpg city/highway, which is better than the fuel economy of most upscale midsize hybrids. The overall safety rating of the ES 300h is great, with a 5-star rating awarded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The interior has an elegant, upscale design that is to be expected of a luxury vehicle of this caliber, with leather seats and ample legroom keeping passengers comfortable during long trips.