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2013 BMW X5

2013 Lexus GX 460

  2013 BMW X5 M 2013 Lexus GX 460
Invoice $43,700 $49,492
14/26 15/20
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Bottom Line While it's not as fresh-faced as some of the competition, the 2013 BMW X5 continues to shine in utility, comfort, driving, and, in the X5 M, shockingly high performance. Read Full Review The 2013 Lexus GX 460 plays to a niche audience, as a luxury SUV for those who need serious towing ability and body-on-frame ruggedness combined with Lexus refinement; but there are too many factors limiting its appeal for normal family use. Read Full Review
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  • Communicative steering
  • Abundant power
  • Car-like handling
  • Lots of cargo space


  • Styling is losing its freshness
  • Price can quickly climb past $70,000 on V-8 models
  • iDrive is better, but can still be tricky


  • Powerful V-8
  • Useful off-road electronics
  • Good front seats, driving position
  • Towing ability


  • Disappointing, high cargo floor
  • Poor gas mileage
  • Too-light steering
  • Spongy brake pedal feel
  • Side-opening hatch opens away from the curb
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