LEXUS GS 450H

Luxury

Lexus GS 450h

The luxury segment saw a new vehicle and a new winner as the lone hybrid in the luxury segment snuck in to claim the top spot. Although the BMW 5-series showed better value for low mileage drivers, the hybrid technology of the Lexus GS 450h delivered the best value for mid and high mileage drivers, solidifying its spot on the winner’s pedestal.
 
2007 Lexus GS 450h 4D Luxury Sedan*
Cost Item Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Total
Depreciation:  $12,113 $5,323 $5,118 $4,913 $4,709 $32,176
Fees & Taxes includes a Federal Tax Credit for Hybrids of $775 : 2372 161 161 143 146 $2,983
Finance:  3190 2571 1907 1196 433 $9,297
Fuel:  1450 1501 1555 1610 1667 $7,783
Insurance:  2288 2300 2311 2323 2335 $11,557
Maintenance:  171 413 705 1474 147 $2,910
Opportunity Cost: 699 1062 1418 1839 2240 $7,258
Repairs:  0 0 0 323 484 $807
Total $22,283 $13,331 $13,175 $13,821 $12,162 $74,771
*The data displayed here is for the specific model and trim identified.  The award is based on an average of all trims combined as of January, 2007.

 

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