5 of 6
BACK NEXT
Sport sedan: Lexus GS
Price: $44,550 - $52,375
Mileage: 27 mpg Hwy, 19 mpg City (GS 350)

This is not the GS Hybrid, which finished third in this segment, after the Pontiac Grand Prix GXP. The GS doesn't quite get the fuel economy the hybrid version, but the difference is less that you'd expect: about one mile per gallon. That's why the non-hybrid comes out ahead in the final analysis.

Either way, Lexus's stellar reliabiity and resale value -- 62% after five years for this one -- make the GS a stand-out in total cost.

NEXT: Small crossover: Mazda Tribute Hybrid

Last updated August 25 2008: 3:01 PM ET
More Galleries
Novelty gifts for people with money to burn For those who've got the cash, these holiday gifts can really make a statement. More
The best stocks of 2014 This year has been very solid for stocks, but these 6 were the best of the S&P 500. More
14 biggest tech fails of 2014 2014 was chock-full of big failures in technology, from security snafus to executive gaffes. Here are the top ... er ... bottom 14. More

Special Offer

Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer.

Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved.

Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved.

Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S&P Opco, LLC and CNN. Standard & Poor's and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. All content of the Dow Jones branded indices © S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC 2014 and/or its affiliates.