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2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 vs. 2013 Lexus GS 450h Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus GS 450h than the BMW ActiveHybrid 3, due to its greater head- and legroom. The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lexus GS 450h.

Convenience
The Lexus GS 450h requires fewer visits to the gas station than the BMW ActiveHybrid 3, 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 ActiveHybrid 3 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 ActiveHybrid 3 and the Lexus GS 450h have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 is a little narrower than the Lexus GS 450h, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 is slightly shorter than the Lexus GS 450h, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Lexus GS 450h.

Handling
The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 has about the same turning radius as the Lexus GS 450h, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 is somewhat more powerful than the Lexus GS 450h.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 and the Lexus GS 450h. The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 has significantly less cargo room than the Lexus GS 450h, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus GS 450h.

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2013 BMW
ActiveHybrid 3

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MSRP*: $49,650
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2013 Lexus
GS 450h

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MSRP*: $59,450
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Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 25 29
Highway MPG: 33 --
Engine(s): Inline-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $45,680 $55,291

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