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2013 Lexus GS450h [w/video]

An Unlikely Star in the Lexus Stable Think about Lexus for a second. Odds are your gray matter is busy regurgitating images of the company's middle-aged RX crossover or possibly the midsize ES sedan. As the volume movers for Toyota's luxury fleet, the two are the default ambassadors for everything with an italicized L pinned to the grille, and that's a damned shame. As the 2013 GS450h is so willing to point out, Lexus engineers are busily crafting models that offer drivers more than a safe luxury choice. As the master of fuel-sipping battery propulsion, Lexus has brought the... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
3.5L V6 / 1.9 kWh Ni-MH
Power:
338 HP (net)
Transmission:
CVT
Base Price:
$59,450
As-Tested Price:
$71,385
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