Compare 2015 BMW 3-Series vs 2015 Lexus IS

2015 BMW 3-Series
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 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
$36,350
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,950
$39,085
Monthly Payment Estimate
$549 / month
$651 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
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 Lexus IS offers a good blend of comfort, style, technology, and driving dynamics.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 53.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 38.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 32.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42 44.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 36.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 90.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 60.4
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 183.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 61
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 110.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 71.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 13.8
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 11.6
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)
11.8 11.4
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 35.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P225/45VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3295 3649
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
900 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 100
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 5000 204 @ 6400
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 1250 185 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.5 L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 23
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.04
Trans Order Code
205 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.52
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 4.10
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.40
Trans Type
8 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 0.71
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Lexus IS 250
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 7.6
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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