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2014 BMW 550 vs. 2013 Lexus GS 450h Review

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Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the BMW 550 than in the Lexus GS 450h, due to the BMW 550's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Lexus GS 450h, the BMW 550 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Lexus GS 450h you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the BMW 550, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). The BMW 550 is somewhat more expensive 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 550 will cost more in transportation costs than the Lexus GS 450h.

Dimensions
The BMW 550 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 550 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 550 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus GS 450h.

Handling
The BMW 550 has a larger turning radius than the Lexus GS 450h, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 550 has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus GS 450h. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 550 and the Lexus GS 450h. The BMW 550 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Lexus GS 450h.

Warranty
The BMW 550 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus GS 450h.


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2014 BMW
550

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MSRP*: $63,900 - $66,200

2013 Lexus
GS 450h

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MSRP*: $59,450
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.13% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.13% --
City MPG: 16 - 17 29
Highway MPG: 24 - 25 --
Engine(s): V-8 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*: $58,790 - $60,905 $55,291

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