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2012 BMW 5-Series

2013 Lexus GS 350

  2012 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo 4-door Sedan 550i Gran Turismo RWD Angular Front Exterior View 2013 Lexus GS 350
MSRP
$46,900
$47,250
Invoice $43,150 $43,945
MPG
City/Highway
15/34 19/28
Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2012 BMW 5-Series appears somewhat conservative on the outside, but it packs an armada of advanced-tech firepower, and new fuel-efficient engines, without interrupting its sport-sedan mission. Read Full Review The 2013 Lexus GS 350 gains a little confidence and connectivity, while its competition gains some weight and complexity. Read Full Review
Likes &
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Likes:

  • Clean exterior
  • Simpler, more appealing dash
  • Revamped iDrive
  • More direct driving experience
  • Flexible backseat and cargo space (Gran Turismo)

Dislikes:

  • Grabby brakes at low speed
  • Tech goodies have a learning curve
  • Gran Turismo's handling

Likes:

  • Feels poised across the board
  • Catchy styling hooks
  • Eighteen ways to find front-seat comfort
  • F Sport's crisp steering, transient responses
  • Enform connectivity tops the class

Dislikes:

  • F Sport ride gets harsh
  • Gas mileage at the low end of luxury
  • Roofline's more formal than before
  • Back seat still snug at the knees
  • Lighter trim=more plastic
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