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Loser: Lexus RX 400h
Cost: $50,650
Fuel economy (CR test): 23 mpg
Total 5-year savings: -$1,500 (loss)

The Lexus RX 400h gets only four more miles per gallon than the non-hybrid RX, but it costs about $3,900 more, according to Consumer Reports' analysis. To make matters worse, Toyota vehicles no longer qualify for federal tax credits.

Buyers might eventually come out ahead, financially, but it would take more than eight years, according to Consumer Reports.

NEXT: Loser: Lexus GS 450h

Last updated September 03 2008: 11:51 AM ET
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