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2014 BMW 535d vs. 2013 Lexus GS 450h Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the BMW 535d than in the Lexus GS 450h, due to the BMW 535d's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Lexus GS 450h, the BMW 535d may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The BMW 535d will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus GS 450h, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW 535d will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus GS 450h. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW 535d will cost more in transportation costs than the Lexus GS 450h.

Dimensions
The BMW 535d is a little wider than the Lexus GS 450h, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the BMW 535d takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus GS 450h.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW 535d does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus GS 450h.

Handling
The BMW 535d has a larger turning radius than the Lexus GS 450h, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The BMW 535d has less horsepower than the Lexus GS 450h, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 535d and the Lexus GS 450h. The BMW 535d has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Lexus GS 450h.

Warranty
The BMW 535d comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus GS 450h.


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2014 BMW
535d

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MSRP*: $56,600 - $58,900

2013 Lexus
GS 450h

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MSRP*: $59,450
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.12% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.12% --
City MPG: 26 29
Highway MPG: 37 - 38 --
Engine(s): Inline-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $52,070 - $54,190 $55,291

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