Here’s an interesting question.
What is the best new Lexus Sedan? Is it the 2013 Lexus ES 300h or is it the 2013 Lexus AWD ?
The new Lexus ES 300h is of course a large 200 horsepower hybrid 4-door Lexus sedan that gets an amazing 40 MPG combined.
While the new 2013 Lexus AWD GS350 is also a large 4-door Lexus sedan but with All-wheel-drive and of course a very powerful 3.5L V6 that puts out 306 HP.
In another fun and exclusive TFLcar Mashup review we try to find out which of these very similar Lexus sedan’s is the better car.
It is a matchup of power versus fuel economy or perhaps another way to look at it might be brown versus technology.
Editor’s note: There is a big disparity between cars like the Lexus GS and ES, as I am well aware. Still, there is a practical reason for comparing them. I find that the average buyer of a Lexus tends to look for the most luxurious ride while being somewhat innocuous. Despite Lexus’ new flair, they are still conservative. Things change for the buyer once they enter a Lexus dealership. I thought it was important to show how different these two cars are.
I mean, if I bought the Lexus ES and was expecting a fun ride, I might be disappointed. The same goes for the ride quality and efficiency of the GS. These cars favor completely different buyers and I’m glad we had the opportunity to point out those differences.