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2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 vs. 2013 Lexus GS 450h Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Lexus GS 450h with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Lexus GS 450h, the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Lexus GS 450h requires fewer visits to the gas station than the BMW ActiveHybrid 5, 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). The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 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 ActiveHybrid 5 and the Lexus GS 450h have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 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 ActiveHybrid 5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus GS 450h.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Lexus GS 450h.

Handling
The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 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 ActiveHybrid 5 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 5 and the Lexus GS 450h. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 as you will in the Lexus GS 450h.

Warranty
The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus GS 450h.

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2013 BMW
ActiveHybrid 5

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MSRP*: $61,400
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2013 Lexus
GS 450h

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MSRP*: $59,450
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Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 23 29
Highway MPG: 30 --
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*: $56,490 $55,291

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