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2013 Lexus GS 450h vs. 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 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 Lexus GS 450h than the BMW ActiveHybrid 3. 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 will require fewer stops at 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). The Lexus GS 450h is somewhat more expensive than the BMW ActiveHybrid 3. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Lexus GS 450h and the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus GS 450h is a little wider than the BMW ActiveHybrid 3, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Lexus GS 450h, which is slightly longer than the BMW ActiveHybrid 3.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Lexus GS 450h doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the BMW ActiveHybrid 3.

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

Performance
The Lexus GS 450h has less horsepower than the BMW ActiveHybrid 3, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Lexus GS 450h and the BMW ActiveHybrid 3. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Lexus GS 450h will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the BMW ActiveHybrid 3.

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

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2013 Lexus
GS 450h

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MSRP*: $59,450
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2013 BMW
ActiveHybrid 3

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MSRP*: $49,650
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City MPG: 29 25
Highway MPG: 34 --
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-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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Invoice*: $55,291 $45,680

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