Lexus GS 450h
MPG City: 29 ; Highway: 34
Lexus redesigned its midlevel GS sedan for 2013, adopting the corporate grille that's made its way across the CT 200h hatchback and refreshed LX SUV. The brand says V-8 engines are a dying choice among midsize luxury cars, so it dropped the option for this generation. That leaves the hybrid GS 450h as the top choice, with a V-6 hybrid system rated at 338 combined horsepower. Below the 450h slots the GS 350, which has the outgoing car's 3.5-liter V-6.
Rear-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive optional on the GS 350. Competitors to the GS include the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Cadillac CTS.