Compare 2015 BMW 3-Series vs 2015 Cadillac CTS vs 2015 Lexus IS

2015 BMW 3-Series
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2015 Cadillac CTS
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2015 Lexus IS
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4-Door Sedan 320i RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 320i RWD 24 36 $30,815 $32,950
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 320i RWD South Africa 24 36 $30,815 $32,950
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 320i xDrive AWD South Africa 23 35 $32,655 $34,950
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328d RWD 32 45 $36,380 $39,000
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328d xDrive AWD 31 43 $38,220 $41,000
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa SULEV 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV South Africa 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD South Africa 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD 21 32 $40,750 $43,750
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 21 32 $40,750 $43,750
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD 20 30 $42,590 $45,750
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD South Africa 20 30 $42,590 $45,750
3 Series 4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 3 25 33 $46,640 $50,150
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328d xDrive AWD 31 43 $40,475 $43,450
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328i xDrive AWD 22 33 $39,095 $41,950
3 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 328i xDrive Gran Turismo AWD 22 33 $39,000 $41,850
3 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 328i xDrive Gran Turismo AWD SULEV 22 33 $39,000 $41,850
3 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 335i xDrive Gran Turismo AWD 20 30 $43,970 $47,250
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4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo AWD 19 28 $44,741 $47,345
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Luxury AWD 19 28 $50,073 $53,270
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Luxury RWD 20 30 $48,193 $51,270
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Performance AWD 19 28 $53,921 $57,670
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Performance RWD 20 30 $52,051 $55,670
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Premium AWD 19 28 $58,035 $62,070
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Premium RWD 20 30 $56,165 $60,070
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo RWD 20 30 $42,851 $45,345
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Luxury AWD 18 26 $51,671 $54,970
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Luxury RWD 18 29 $49,791 $52,970
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Performance AWD 18 26 $55,510 $59,370
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Performance RWD 18 29 $53,640 $57,370
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium AWD 18 26 $59,624 $63,770
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium RWD 18 29 $57,754 $61,770
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Twin Turbo Vsport Premium RWD 16 24 $64,832 $69,340
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Twin Turbo Vsport RWD 16 24 $55,482 $59,340
CTS-V Coupe 2-Door Coupe 14 19 $65,356 $69,900
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4-Door Sport Sedan AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
IS 250 4-Door Sport Sedan AWD 20 27 $36,350 $39,085
IS 250 4-Door Sport Sedan Crafted Line AWD 20 27 $40,707 $43,690
IS 250 4-Door Sport Sedan Crafted Line RWD 21 30 $38,614 $41,440
IS 250 4-Door Sport Sedan RWD 21 30 $33,993 $36,550
IS 250C 2-Door Conv 21 30 $40,325 $43,360
IS 350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $39,339 $42,300
IS 350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $37,260 $40,065
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,815
$44,741
$36,350
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,950
$47,345
$39,085
Monthly Payment Estimate
$549 / month
$789 / month
$651 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 BMW 3-Series lineup is a sport sedan at heart, but with Sports Wagon and Gran Turismo (hatchback) models, it's a lot more than that. The 2015 Cadillac CTS sedan is a stunner–especially in V-Sport guise–and it looks great, too. The 2015 Lexus IS offers a good blend of comfort, style, technology, and driving dynamics.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 35.40 32.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42 45.70 44.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 37.50 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 54.80 53.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 40.40 38.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 56.90 55.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.80 54.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.30 54
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 97.0 90.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 57.20 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 61.70 61
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 114.60 110.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 72.20 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 61.40 60.4
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 195.50 183.7
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD - -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD - 5.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 13.7 13.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 12.4 x - TBD - 11.4
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 12.6 x - TBD - 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Yes 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 19.0 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 39.0 35.4
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.8 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 116.2 -
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA RHN NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P245/45R17 P225/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RHN NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P245/45R17 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA Compact
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3295 3776 3649
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 x 8.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 x 8.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 - TBD - 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
900 - TBD - -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 1250 295 @ 3000-4500 185 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA LTG NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0L/122 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 5000 272 @ 5500 204 @ 6400
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Turbocharged Gas I4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection SIDI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 19 20
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.67 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.06 3.52
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.27 4.10
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.55 1.40
Trans Type
8 6 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 0.85 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.20 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.37 2.04
Trans Order Code
205 MYA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.16 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 - -
Clutch Size (in)
- NA -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Cadillac CTS Sedan Lexus IS 250
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 8.0 7.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5 -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 9.0 -
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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