Compare 2013 Lexus IS 350 vs 2013 BMW 3-Series

2013 Lexus IS 350
2013 BMW 3-Series
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350 4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $32,611 $35,065
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 21 27 $34,898 $37,525
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 27 $37,496 $40,320
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $39,787 $42,780
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 30 $39,627 $42,610
350C 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $43,609 $46,890
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $57,430 $61,750
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4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 320i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 320i 24 36 $29,945 $32,550
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 320i 24 36 $29,945 $32,550
4-Door Sedan AWD 320i xDrive 23 35 $31,785 $34,550
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa SULEV 328i 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
2-Door Coupe RWD 328i 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
2-Door Coupe AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 23 33 $39,700 $43,150
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 335i 23 33 $39,700 $43,150
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 18 27 $41,490 $45,100
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 21 31 $41,540 $45,150
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 335i xDrive 21 31 $41,540 $45,150
2-Door Coupe AWD 335i xDrive 18 27 $43,055 $46,800
2-Door Convertible 328i 18 27 $44,070 $47,900
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 18 27 $44,070 $47,900
4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 3 25 33 $45,680 $49,650
2-Door Coupe RWD 335is 18 26 $47,930 $52,100
2-Door Convertible 335i 23 33 $49,770 $54,100
2-Door Convertible 335is 18 26 $56,210 $61,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,496
$29,945
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,320
$32,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$672 / month
$543 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
30.6 35.100
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 40.300
Second Hip Room (in)
53.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 55.100
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.7 96.000
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.700
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 55.100
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 42.000
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 71.300
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 60.300
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.500
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 182.500
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 56.300
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 60.300
Wheelbase (in)
107.5 110.600
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.0 17.000
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.15 x - TBD - 12.300 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 11.800 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 15.800
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.91 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.4 15.100
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 - TBD -
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR17 P225/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P225/50R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3527 3295
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
277 @ 4800 200 @ 1250 - 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/210 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
306 @ 6400 180 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.083 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.586 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.520 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.400 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.716 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.224 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.042 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS 350 BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 6.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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