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2013 Audi A8

2013 Lexus LS 460

2013 Mercedes-Benz S Class

  2013 Audi A8 3.0T 2013 Lexus LS 460 F Sport by Five Axis 2013 Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTec 4Matic
Invoice $67,146 $66,232 $85,886
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Bottom Line Peerless cabins, advanced connectivity, and athletic road feel give the 2013 Audi A8 a few weapons in its battle with the luxosedan titans. Read Full Review The new F Sport turns up the heat just a little bit, but you'll still savor the 2013 Lexus LS more for its interior appointments and luxurious long-distance comfort than for its performance. Read Full Review Covering its wide range of performance personalities, all with superb comfort and some of the world's top in-car tech, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz S Class is one model you'll be as happy to be in as to be seen in. Read Full Review
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  • Conservative looks that will last
  • Fabulously flawed cabin
  • Seats have long-distance comfort
  • Twin-turbo V-8s are choicest powertrains
  • Audi Connect is Tomorrowland for car geeks


  • Short-wheelbase car short on knee room
  • Steering feels heavy in Dynamic mode
  • Audio's multiple, confusing controls
  • Interface overload?


  • The spindle grille works
  • A strong, silent type
  • A smooth cabin to go with a smooth ride
  • Limousine-like rear seat (L models)
  • Excellent Mark Levinson sound option


  • F Sport isn't as tuned-in as we'd hoped
  • Hybrid is big, heavy, super-expensive
  • Transmission doesn't always behave
  • Hybrid gives up lots of trunk space


  • Fantastic multicontour seats
  • High-speed poise
  • Backseat space
  • Scorching performance of AMG models
  • As agile as smaller sedans


  • Price starts high, goes much higher
  • Unintuitive COMAND menu system
  • Conservative look and feel
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