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2013 LEXUS GS HYBRID OR NOT?

by Diminished Value Car Appraiser on June 6, 2012

2013-LEXUS-GSThe All-New Lexus GS is a very attractive looking vehicle. In this post we will discuss which model to pick, the standard Gasoline (GS350) or the hybrid (GS450h).

As far as performance there is only a 0.1 second improvement on the 0-60 benchmark. Even though the hybrid possesses more horsepower, the added battery weight reduces performance.

The base price difference between the 350 and the hybrid is $12,050.

The MPG difference is 6 (34-28).

 

 

2013-LEXUS-GS-quick specs

@ 15,000 miles per year
@ $3.5 per gallon

Model GS350 GS450H Difference
MPG 28 34 6
MSRP $46,900 $58,950 $12,050
Gallons per Year 535 gal 441 gal 94
Gas Cost Per Year $1,872 $1,545 $327
Years to break Even 36.8

 


@ 25,000 miles per year
@ $4.5 per gallon

Model GS350 GS450H Difference
MPG 28 34 6
MSRP $46,900 $58,950 $12,050
Gallons per Year 892 735 157
Gas Cost Per Year $4,015 $3,307 $708
Years to break Even 17

 


@ 30,000 miles per year
@ $5 per gallon

Model GS350 GS450H Difference
MPG 28 34 6
MSRP $46,900 $58,950 $12,050
Gallons per Year 1071 882 -189
Gas Cost Per Year $5,357 $4,412 $945
Years to break Even 13

 


Unless you’re an executive for Greenpeace, the hybrid option makes no sense whatsoever.

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