Compare 2020 BMW 3-Series vs 2020 Lexus IS

2020 BMW 3-Series
2020 Lexus IS
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330i Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 330i Sedan 26 36 $38,400 $40,750
3 Series 330i Sedan North America 26 36 $38,400 $40,750
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan 25 34 $40,260 $42,750
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan North America 25 34 $40,260 $42,750
3 Series M340i Sedan 22 30 $50,720 $54,000
3 Series M340i Sedan North America 22 30 $50,720 $54,000
3 Series M340i xDrive Sedan 22 30 $52,580 $56,000
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IS 300 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
IS IS 300 AWD 18 24 $38,139 $41,010
IS IS 300 F SPORT AWD 18 24 $38,139 $41,010
IS IS 300 F SPORT RWD 21 30 $35,861 $38,560
IS IS 300 RWD 21 30 $35,861 $38,560
IS IS 350 AWD 19 26 $41,240 $44,345
IS IS 350 F SPORT AWD 19 26 $41,240 $44,345
IS IS 350 F SPORT RWD 20 28 $39,229 $42,180
IS IS 350 RWD 20 28 $39,229 $42,180
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,400
$38,139
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,750
$41,010
Monthly Payment Estimate
$679 / month
$684 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.7
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 BMW 3-Series is back on top among compact sport sedans, even as the competition closes in. The 2020 Lexus IS is polished and poised, but ultimately short on compelling qualities.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Leg Room (in)
42 44.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 90.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
185.7 184.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.8 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.9 61
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 110.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.3 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17 10.8
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
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
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR18 P225/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR18 P225/45VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3582 3737
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 1550 236 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 5000 260 @ 6600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 24
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 2.04
Trans Order Code
2TB NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 3.52
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.81 3.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.17 1.40
Trans Type
8 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.71 3.17
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Lexus IS
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 8.4
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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