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2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 vs. 2014 Lexus GS 350 Review

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Comfort
The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Lexus GS 350 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Lexus GS 350, the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 as you will with the Lexus GS 350, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 ActiveHybrid 5 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Lexus GS 350, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 5 and the Lexus GS 350 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 is a little wider than the Lexus GS 350, 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 ActiveHybrid 5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus GS 350.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Lexus GS 350.

Handling
The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 has a larger turning radius than the Lexus GS 350, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 and the Lexus GS 350.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 and the Lexus GS 350. The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 has less cargo capacity than the Lexus GS 350, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus GS 350.

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2013 BMW
ActiveHybrid 5

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MSRP*: $61,400

2014 Lexus
GS 350

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MSRP*: $47,700 - $49,950
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 1.08%
City MPG: 23 19
Highway MPG: 30 26 - 29
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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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $56,490 $44,361 - $46,456

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