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1st place: Lexus IS
2nd place: BMW 3-series
3rd place: Mercedes-Benz C-class

Fuel economy was the biggest factor setting the IS apart from the rest of the entry-level luxury cars.

The EPA-estimated fuel economy of the IS 250 is about the same as that of the second and third place finishers in this segment, though.

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Last updated June 26 2008: 1:53 PM ET
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