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2013 Lexus GS 450h vs. Its Competition

 
2013 Lexus GS 450h
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While Lexus presses a hybrid strategy to save fuel, its competition takes several different tacks to get to the same goal.

At Audi and BMW, small turbocharged four-cylinder engines are installed in the mid-size A6 and 5-Series to boost fuel economy while maintaining mid-size dimensions.

The Infiniti M35h is a hybrid like the Lexus, but a more aggressive one with a larger battery that's able to operate in electric-only mode at higher speeds.

Finally, there's the Mercedes-Benz E Class, which in E350 BlueTEC form, has a turbodiesel engine with lofty fuel economy numbers that hit hybrid-like levels using just the latest clean-diesel fuel.

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8.2
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It's not one of Toyota's most efficient hybrids, but the Lexus GS 450h does give luxury shoppers an option in the mid-size segment.
8.4
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Traditional looks disguise this Audi's brilliance: it's a blast to drive in either 3.0T trim or S6 spec.
8.6
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The 2013 BMW 5-Series packs in the advanced technology and fuel-efficient powertrains, yet it manages to keep true to its sport-sedan mission.
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Better handling and interiors put the Mercedes-Benz E-Class back in benchmark status; a passel of new engines brings fuel economy to new heights.
MSRP From   
$59,450$42,200$47,800$51,000
Gas Mileage   
32 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas/Electric V6Turbocharged Gas I4Turbocharged Gas I4Gas V6
EPA Class   
Mid-SizeMidsize CarsMid-SizeMidsize Cars
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan Hybrid4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium4-Door Sedan 528i RWD4-Door Sedan E350 Luxury RWD *Ltd Avail*
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/A4N/A
Body Style   
SedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission   
Continuously Variable RatioContinuously Variable RatioAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual Shift

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