Compare 2014 Lexus IS vs 2013 BMW 3-Series

2014 Lexus IS
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2014 Lexus IS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $33,573 $36,100
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 27 $35,930 $38,635
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $36,841 $39,615
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $38,923 $41,850
250C 2-Door Convertible 21 30 $39,861 $42,860
350C 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $43,839 $47,140
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $59,148 $63,600
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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
N/A
$29,945
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$32,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$543 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Lexus IS is an important car for the brand, and at first impression, the redesign is off to a good start. 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
N/A mpg 24 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.100
Front Head Room (in)
40.300
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.100
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.000
Second Head Room (in)
37.700
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.100
Front Leg Room (in)
42.000
Passenger Capacity
5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.300
Wheelbase (in)
110.600
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.300
Track Width, Front (in)
60.300
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.500
Length, Overall (in)
182.500
Height, Overall (in)
56.300
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.000
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.300 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.800 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.800
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.100
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R18
Spare Tire Size
NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3295
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 1250 - 4500
Engine Order Code
NA
Displacement
2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 5000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD -
Trans Order Code
205
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD -
Trans Type
8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 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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