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2013 Lexus GS 450h Price, Photos, Reviews & Features

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2013 Lexus GS 450h Overview (See Available Styles)

Lexus's GS-series of vehicles sat out 2012 to get a complete makeover, but now they are back and the 2013 Lexus GS 450h returns with new styling inside and out, as well as segment leading fuel economy.

The 2013 GS 450h gets a new exterior look, similar to the one found on the GS 350, it’s gas-only sibling. Up front is the new front grille that is slowly making its way around the Lexus lineup, with a pinched middle which flares out as it gets lower. The new look somewhat resembles an hourglass and neatly integrates the lower front air dam as well. That’s the most dramatic change, but the 2013 GS 450h also adds LED daytime/tail lamps and a bumper-integrated dual exhaust that highlights the rear.

The real story behind the new GS 450h is found under the hood. Its gas-electric hybrid system employs a 3.5-liter V-6 running on the more efficient Atkinson cycle and an electric motor, which combine to output 338-horsepower – 32 more than the GS 350. There is only one transmission option: a two-speed CVT. This power advantage means that despite the added weight, the GS 450h actually posts better acceleration figures than the GS 350, while also boasting superior fuel economy.

Speaking of fuel economy, as we previously mentioned other competitors like the Mercedes-Benz E400 hybrid (24/31 mpg) and the Infiniti M35h (27/32 mpg) lag behind the 2013 GS 450h and its 29 mpg in the city, and 34 mpg on the highway.

Inside, the GS 450h comes with plenty of luxury features as well as some of the latest innovations in car technology. It has a genuine bamboo steering wheel and bamboo trim pieces that line the dash and doors which give the cabin an aura of class. The 2013 GS 450h comes loaded to the gills with standard equipment, including Bluetooth® connectivity, heated steering wheel, automatic climate control, heated/ventilated front seats, and a power rear sunshade. Options include a navigation package that adds a 12.3-inch high resolution display and Lexus’s Enform connectivity suite which integrates your smartphone with the GS 450h, as well as a premium 17-speaker audio system and heated rear seats.

There are also a plethora of advanced safety features available as well, including a heads-up display, parking assist, lane departure warning, night vision, and a blind spot monitoring system. 10 airbags, antilock brakes, stability and traction control, and a backup camera all come standard.

For those looking to combine luxury and efficiency, the 2013 Lexus GS 450h offers the best of both worlds in one car.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 29 MPG
  • Highway: 34 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Front Safety: Good
  • Side Safety: Good
  • Rear Safety: Good

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

5 of 5 (100%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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