Compare 2014 Lexus IS vs 2014 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 320i RWD South Africa
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 320i 24 36 $30,130 $32,750
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 320i 24 36 $30,130 $32,750
4-Door Sedan AWD 320i xDrive 23 35 $31,970 $34,750
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 320i xDrive 23 35 $31,970 $34,750
4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 328i 23 35 $34,315 $37,300
4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa SULEV 328i 23 35 $34,315 $37,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 23 35 $34,315 $37,300
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 23 35 $34,315 $37,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 328d 32 45 $35,510 $38,600
4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,155 $39,300
4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,155 $39,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,155 $39,300
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,155 $39,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 328d xDrive 31 43 $37,350 $40,600
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328i xDrive 22 33 $38,135 $41,450
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328d xDrive 31 43 $39,515 $42,950
4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 335i 22 32 $39,930 $43,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 22 32 $39,930 $43,400
4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD South Africa 335i xDrive 20 30 $41,770 $45,400
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 20 30 $41,770 $45,400
4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 3 25 33 $45,910 $49,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$30,130
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$32,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$546 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
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 2014 BMW 3-Series retains its sporting heritage, but has grown to become a high-tech, spacious, comfortable, and safe range of vehicles.
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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
Passenger Capacity
5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42
Second Head Room (in)
37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
182.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9
Wheelbase (in)
110.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3295
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
900
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11
Trans Type
8
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14
Trans Order Code
205
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71
Summary
Body Style
Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.4 (Est)
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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