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2013 BMW 3-Series

2013 Lexus IS 350

  2013 BMW 3-Series 4-door Sedan 335i RWD Angular Front Exterior View 2013 Lexus IS 350
MSRP
$32,550
$40,320
Invoice $29,945 $37,496
MPG
City/Highway
17/36 19/27
Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2013 BMW 3-Series is safe, fuel-efficient, and well-connected, yet it delivers the class-leading performance and handling that enthusiasts have come to expect. Read Full Review The 2013 Lexus IS 250 and IS 350 look like exciting sport sedans--especially in F Sport guise--though they're not as fun to drive or even as fuel-efficient as other small sport sedans. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Poise and handling
  • Strong, efficient engines
  • Excellent brakes
  • Responsive eight-speed automatic
  • Electric power steering, done right

Dislikes:

  • 328i's uninspiring sounds
  • BMW Apps is iPhone-only
  • Busy interior in some trims
  • ActiveHybrid 3 doesn't prioritize mpg

Likes:

  • Strong, smooth powertrain (IS 350)
  • Good feature list
  • Updated audio systems
  • Lexus ownership experience

Dislikes:

  • Dated interior
  • Tight back seat
  • Road noise
  • Sluggish IS 250
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