Compare 2018 BMW 3-Series vs 2018 Cadillac ATS vs 2018 Lexus IS

2018 BMW 3-Series
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2018 Cadillac ATS
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2018 Lexus IS
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320i Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 320i Sedan 24 35 $32,955 $34,900
3 Series 320i Sedan South Africa 24 35 $32,955 $34,900
3 Series 320i xDrive Sedan 23 34 $34,815 $36,900
3 Series 320i xDrive Sedan South Africa 23 34 $34,815 $36,900
3 Series 328d Sedan 31 43 $39,330 $41,750
3 Series 328d xDrive Sedan 30 40 $41,190 $43,750
3 Series 328d xDrive Sports Wagon 30 40 $43,420 $46,150
3 Series 330e iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $42,910 $45,600
3 Series 330i Sedan 24 34 $37,935 $40,250
3 Series 330i Sedan South Africa 24 34 $37,935 $40,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Gran Turismo 23 33 $42,395 $45,050
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan 23 33 $39,795 $42,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan South Africa 23 33 $39,795 $42,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Sports Wagon 23 33 $42,025 $44,650
3 Series 340i Sedan 21 32 $46,025 $48,950
3 Series 340i Sedan South Africa 21 32 $46,025 $48,950
3 Series 340i xDrive Gran Turismo 20 29 $47,835 $50,900
3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan 21 31 $47,885 $50,950
3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan South Africa 21 31 $47,885 $50,950
M3 CS Sedan 16 22 $91,875 $98,250
M3 Sedan 17 25 $62,345 $66,500
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2-Door Coupe 2.0L AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ATS Coupe 2-Door Coupe 2.0L AWD 22 30 $38,850 $40,895
ATS Coupe 2-Door Coupe 2.0L Luxury AWD 22 30 $42,080 $44,295
ATS Coupe 2-Door Coupe 2.0L Luxury RWD 22 31 $40,180 $42,295
ATS Coupe 2-Door Coupe 2.0L RWD 22 31 $36,570 $38,495
ATS Coupe 2-Door Coupe 3.6L Premium Luxury AWD 19 27 $47,400 $49,895
ATS Coupe 2-Door Coupe 3.6L Premium Luxury RWD 20 30 $45,500 $47,895
ATS Coupe 2-Door Coupe 3.6L Premium Performance RWD 20 30 $47,875 $50,395
ATS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L AWD 22 30 $35,620 $37,495
ATS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Luxury AWD 22 30 $39,230 $41,295
ATS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Luxury RWD 22 31 $37,330 $39,295
ATS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L RWD 22 31 $33,720 $35,495
ATS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium Luxury AWD 19 27 $44,550 $46,895
ATS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium Luxury RWD 20 30 $42,650 $44,895
ATS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium Performance RWD 20 30 $45,500 $47,895
ATS-V Coupe 2-Door Coupe 16 23 $60,605 $63,795
ATS-V Sedan 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $58,515 $61,595
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IS 300 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
IS IS 300 AWD 19 26 $37,814 $40,660
IS IS 300 F Sport AWD 19 26 $37,814 $40,660
IS IS 300 F Sport RWD 22 32 $35,535 $38,210
IS IS 300 RWD 22 32 $35,535 $38,210
IS IS 350 AWD 19 26 $40,916 $43,995
IS IS 350 F Sport AWD 19 26 $40,916 $43,995
IS IS 350 F Sport RWD 20 28 $38,903 $41,830
IS IS 350 RWD 20 28 $38,903 $41,830
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,955
$38,850
$37,814
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,900
$40,895
$40,660
Monthly Payment Estimate
$582 / month
$682 / month
$678 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.8
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 BMW 3-Series makes its strongest case in performance for luxury compact buyers’ attentions. A sports car with a more practical body, the 2018 Cadillac ATS-V represents American engineering at its very best. The Lexus IS needs more powertrain guts, and more styling glory, to tackle the cars it wants to take down.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 22 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 30 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 2 -
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 54.10 55.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 33.50 32.2
Passenger Capacity
5 4 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42 42.30 44.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 35.10 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 51.10 53.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 37.60 38.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.10 54.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- 44.50 54
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 91 90.2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 183.60 184.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 54.80 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 61.70 61
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 109.30 110.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 72.50 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 60.30 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD - 5.1
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 10.4 10.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 12.4 x 0.90 12.2
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 1.18 13.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 16.0 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 38.05 35.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.8 -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.16 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QLC NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P255/35R18 P225/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QLC NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P225/40R18 P225/45VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3295 3418 3737
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 x 8.0 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 x 8.0 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
900 - TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 - TBD - -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 1250 295 @ 3000 236 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA LTG NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0L/- TBD - 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 5000 272 @ 5500 260 @ 6400
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Turbocharged Gas I4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 22 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 30 26
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.66 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.66 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.62 3.52
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.27 3.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.07 1.40
Trans Type
8 8 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.85 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.26 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.93 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.04 2.04
Trans Order Code
205 M5N NA
Clutch Size (in)
- N/A -
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Cadillac ATS Coupe Lexus IS
Body Style
Sedan Coupe Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Five-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 7.0 8.0
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 8.1 -
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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