Compare 2003 BMW 5-Series vs 2003 Lexus ES 300

2003 BMW 5-Series
2003 Lexus ES 300
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4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 525i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 525iA 20 28 $34,375 $37,600
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 525i 20 29 $34,375 $37,600
4-Door Sport Wagon 5-Speed Automatic 525iTA 19 26 $35,925 $39,300
4-Door Sport Wagon 5-Speed Manual 525iT 19 26 $35,925 $39,300
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 530iA 19 27 $37,560 $41,100
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 530i 21 30 $37,560 $41,100
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540iA 18 24 $47,300 $51,800
4-Door Sport Wagon 5-Speed Automatic 540iTA 17 21 $49,390 $54,100
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 23 $50,940 $55,800
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual M5 13 21 $64,225 $70,400
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 21 29 $28,130 $31,725
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,375
$28,130
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,600
$31,725
Monthly Payment Estimate
$627 / month
$529 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 36.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
58.0 55.5
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93 96.4
Second Hip Room (in)
58.5 55.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 56.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
188.0 191.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 107.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 61.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11 14.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.65 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 36.1
Steering Type
Speed-sensitive pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P215/60VR16
Spare Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P215/60VR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P215/60VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3450 3439
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 582
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 3500 220 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L (152) 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6000 210 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.48
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 3.14
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Lexus ES 300
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link Integral Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Pivot Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower Arms MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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