Compare 2019 BMW 3-Series vs 2019 Lexus IS

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Sedan 330i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan 330i 26 36 $37,935 $40,250
Sedan North America 330i 26 36 $37,935 $40,250
Sedan 330i xDrive 25 34 $39,795 $42,250
Sedan North America 330i xDrive 25 34 $39,795 $42,250
Sports Wagon 330i xDrive 23 33 $42,350 $45,000
Gran Turismo 330i xDrive 23 33 $42,720 $45,400
Gran Turismo 340i xDrive 20 29 $48,165 $51,250
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RWD IS 300 F SPORT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD IS 300 21 30 $35,861 $38,560
RWD IS 300 F SPORT 21 30 $35,861 $38,560
AWD IS 300 19 26 $38,139 $41,010
AWD IS 300 F SPORT 19 26 $38,139 $41,010
RWD IS 350 20 28 $39,229 $42,180
RWD IS 350 F SPORT 20 28 $39,229 $42,180
AWD IS 350 19 26 $41,240 $44,345
AWD IS 350 F SPORT 19 26 $41,240 $44,345
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,935
$35,861
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,250
$38,560
Monthly Payment Estimate
$671 / month
$643 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 BMW 330i moves back toward the sweet spot in sport-sedan greatness, with M Sport and M editions still to come. The 2019 Lexus IS has sports sedan intentions, but it needs more underhood muscle and fresher styling to keep pace with German rivals.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42 44.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 53.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 55.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.2 32.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 90.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 110.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.3 60.4
Length, Overall (in)
185.7 184.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.8 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.9 61
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17 10.8
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.6 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 34.2
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR18 P225/40YR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR18 P255/35YR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3582 3583
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 5000 241 @ 5800
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 1550 258 @ 1650
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.81 3.13
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.17 1.86
Trans Type
8 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.82
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.71 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 2.72
Trans Order Code
2TB NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.69
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 4.60
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Lexus IS
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
5.8 7.4
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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2019 BMW 3-Series
  • 2019 3-Series is here; 2020 M340i orderable
  • Rebate: No standard cash incentives
  • Financing: 4.29% APR for 60 months + Up to $2,500
  • Lease: From $399 for 36 months
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2019 Lexus IS
  • 2019 IS now available
  • Bonus: $3,500 Lexus Cash
  • Financing: 0.0% for 60 months
  • Leases: From $369 for 36 months
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