Compare 2013 BMW 3-Series vs 2013 Lexus IS

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2-Door Conv 328i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i 18 27 $44,070 $47,900
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i SULEV 18 27 $44,070 $47,900
3 Series 2-Door Conv 335i 23 33 $49,770 $54,100
3 Series 2-Door Conv 335is 18 26 $56,210 $61,100
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i RWD 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i RWD SULEV 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i RWD 18 27 $41,490 $45,100
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i xDrive AWD 18 27 $43,055 $46,800
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335is RWD 18 26 $47,930 $52,100
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 320i RWD 24 36 $29,945 $32,550
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 320i RWD South Africa 24 36 $29,945 $32,550
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 320i xDrive AWD 23 35 $31,785 $34,550
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa SULEV 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV South Africa 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD South Africa 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD 23 33 $39,700 $43,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 23 33 $39,700 $43,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD 21 31 $41,540 $45,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD South Africa 21 31 $41,540 $45,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 3 25 33 $45,680 $49,650
M3 2-Door Conv 13 20 $63,525 $69,050
M3 2-Door Coupe 14 20 $55,290 $60,100
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4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
IS 250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 21 27 $34,898 $37,525
IS 250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $32,611 $35,065
IS 250C 2-Door Conv Automatic 21 30 $39,627 $42,610
IS 350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $39,787 $42,780
IS 350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 27 $37,496 $40,320
IS 350C 2-Door Conv 19 27 $43,609 $46,890
IS F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $57,430 $61,750

Pricing

Invoice Price

$44,070
$34,898

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$47,900
$37,525

Monthly Payment Estimate

$798 / month
$625 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.6
7.4

TCC’s 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. 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.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

18 mpg 21 mpg

Highway

27 mpg 27 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Subcompact Cars Sub-Compact

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

- TBD - 53.7

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.300 54.4

Passenger Volume (ft³)

84.200 85.7

Second Head Room (in)

36.500 36.7

Second Shoulder Room (in)

49.300 52.7

Front Leg Room (in)

42.000 43.9

Passenger Capacity

4 5

Front Hip Room (in)

- TBD - 54.1

Second Leg Room (in)

32.000 30.6

Front Head Room (in)

38.000 37.2

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

59.100 60.4

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.400 5.3

Length, Overall (in)

181.900 180.3

Height, Overall (in)

54.500 56.7

Track Width, Rear (in)

59.600 60.4

Wheelbase (in)

108.700 107.5

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

71.500 70.9

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

9.000 13.0

Brakes

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)

11.800 x - TBD - 11.45 x - TBD -

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.300 x - TBD - 11.65 x - TBD -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

16.100 17.1

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

16.000 14.1

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

36.100 35.5

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

- TBD - 2.96

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - N/A

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

225/45R17 P225/45VR17

Spare Tire Size

NA Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

225/45R17 P245/45VR17

Trailering

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

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3825 3651

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x 8.0 17 x 8.0

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x 8.0 17 x 8.0

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

200 @ 2750 185 @ 4800

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

3.0L/183 2.5L/152

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

230 @ 6500 204 @ 6400

Engine Type

Gas I6 Gas V6

Fuel System

Direct Injection Direct Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

27 27

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

18 21

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

21 23

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

- TBD - NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.700 1.400

Trans Type

6 6

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.000 0.716

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.940 3.224

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.460 2.042

Trans Order Code

ZMT NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.230 4.100

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.230 1.000

Trans Description Cont.

Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.850 0.586

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.320 3.520

Summary

Vehicle Name

BMW 3 Series Lexus IS 250

Body Style

Convertible Sedan

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

NA - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

5-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA w/Coil Springs

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

NA - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA w/Coil Springs

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

5 (2012) 6

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

8.7 7.9

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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