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2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 vs. 2013 Lexus IS-F Review

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Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 than the Lexus IS-F. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 and the Lexus IS-F in the front seats.

Convenience
With the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Lexus IS-F, due to its larger tank size and better 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). Whether you pick the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 or the Lexus IS-F, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 IS-F have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 is much wider than the Lexus IS-F, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the BMW ActiveHybrid 5, which is slightly longer than the Lexus IS-F.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lexus IS-F.

Handling
The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus IS-F, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 is significantly less powerful than the Lexus IS-F. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 offers greater seating capacity than the Lexus IS-F, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 as you will in the Lexus IS-F.

Warranty
The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus IS-F.

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2013 BMW
ActiveHybrid 5

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MSRP*: $61,400
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IS-F

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MSRP*: $61,750
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City MPG: 23 16
Highway MPG: 30 --
Engine(s): Inline-6 V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $56,490 $57,430

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