An early entry in the luxury hybrid market, the LS 600h L first graced Lexus showrooms back in 2006. Under the hood, a 5-liter V8 and a pair of electric motors produce a combined 438 horsepower -- it's enough for swift 5.5-second dash to 60 mph. There are three power modes (hybrid, power and snow) along with an EV mode for pure electric driving.
Like other high-end hybrids the big Lexus prioritizes performance over economy. With mediocre EPA ratings of 19 mpg city and 23 mpg highway, an LS 600h L barely betters the non-hybrid LS 460.