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2013 Lexus GS 450h

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I’ll admit it, I’m spoiled and it may be a problem someday (if I stop doing this gig). Because jumping into another $70,000 car after just having one a few weeks ago and never having to pay for them certainly has its perks.

This week it’s the 2013 Lexus GS 450h, similar to the ES I drove just a few weeks ago, except this rear-wheel-drive model is powered by a 3.5-litre V6 hybrid drivetrain and is slightly sportier… okay, maybe it doesn’t share all that much except the badge and some styling.

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Again my tester is the mid-level model in the Lexus GS 450h lineup. Base price for a GS is $51,900, bump up to the 450h model and the price shoots up to $64,650. Lexus offers two additional packages: the luxury package for $5,100 extra or the Technology package, which contains everything from the Luxury package and more. This package comes in at $12,100… nearly as much as an entire other vehicle.

I’m not sure any of the packages are really “needed” as the base GS 450h comes pretty loaded. My tester is equipped with a ton of features that I initially thought were additions. This includes: heated and cooled front seats, a navigation system, full leather seating, dual-zone climate control and much more.

The extra packages surely do add some value but I question over twelve grand for blind-spot monitoring, night vision, rear climate control and some other features that can be found on lesser vehicles that cost about as much as the package alone. Nevertheless, should be a nice, enjoyable week behind the wheel.

MSRP as tested (including destination): $64,650

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