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7. Lexus ES300h
If you want to benefit from the legendary Lexus build quality and interior luxuries, while at the same time achieving the kind of fuel mileage expected of a compact car, the ES300h is an excellent option. The midsize sedan achieves an EPA-estimated 40 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. Comfort abounds for the driver and passengers, from a responsive yet highly cushioning suspension to interior space that is closer to what you would find in a full-size sedan. Overall, the driving experience is enjoyable, thanks to a precise steering setup and responsive brakes, plus controls that are easy to learn and use.