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2014 BMW 550 vs. 2014 Lexus LS 460 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the BMW 550 than in the Lexus LS 460, due to the BMW 550's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 550 and the Lexus LS 460 in the front seats.

Convenience
The Lexus LS 460 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the BMW 550, 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). Based on MSRP, the BMW 550 is clearly a better financial choice over the Lexus LS 460. 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 LS 460.

Dimensions
The BMW 550 is about the same width as the Lexus LS 460. If you go with the BMW 550, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Lexus LS 460.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW 550 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Lexus LS 460.

Handling
The BMW 550 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus LS 460, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 550 is somewhat more powerful than the Lexus LS 460.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 550 and the Lexus LS 460. The BMW 550 has significantly less cargo room than the Lexus LS 460, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The BMW 550 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus LS 460.


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2014 BMW
550

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

2014 Lexus
LS 460

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MSRP*: $72,140 - $81,925
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% As low as 2.16%
City MPG: 16 - 17 16
Highway MPG: 24 - 25 23 - 24
Engine(s): V-8 V-8
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 $66,368 - $75,371

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