Compare 2016 BMW X3 vs 2016 Lexus NX

2016 BMW X3
2016 Lexus NX
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AWD 4-Door xDrive28d
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive28d 27 34 $39,555 $42,450
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 21 28 $38,175 $40,950
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 27 $43,555 $46,800
X3 RWD 4-Door sDrive28i 21 28 $36,335 $38,950
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
NX 200t AWD 4-Door 22 28 $34,001 $36,365
NX 200t AWD 4-Door F Sport 22 28 $35,965 $38,465
NX 200t FWD 4-Door 22 28 $32,692 $34,965
NX 200t FWD 4-Door F Sport 22 28 $34,656 $37,065
NX 300h AWD 4-Door 33 30 $38,831 $41,310
NX 300h FWD 4-Door 35 31 $37,335 $39,720

Pricing

Invoice Price

$39,555
$34,001

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$42,450
$36,365

Monthly Payment Estimate

$708 / month
$606 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.2
7.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

The stylish 2016 BMW X3 skips the ruggedness thing entirely and instead succeeds in being one of the sportiest and tech-loaded yet fuel-efficient compact crossovers. Striking styling and a turbocharged engine are only the opening acts for a remarkably well-rounded family of 2016 Lexus NX compact luxury crossover models.

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Fuel Economy

City

27 mpg 22 mpg

Highway

34 mpg 28 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Second Head Room (in)

39.1 38.1

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56 55.3

Front Head Room (in)

40.7 38.2

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.3 57.3

Second Leg Room (in)

36.5 36.1

Front Leg Room (in)

39.9 42.8

Second Hip Room (in)

- 53.9

Passenger Volume (ft³)

- 71.6

Front Hip Room (in)

- 55.1

Exterior Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

74.1 73.6

Track Width, Front (in)

62.8 62.2

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8 6.9

Length, Overall (in)

183.8 182.3

Height, Overall (in)

66.1 64.8

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.4 62.2

Wheelbase (in)

110.6 104.7

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

63.3 54.6

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

27.6 17.7

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

27.6 17.7

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13 11.2

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.9 11.7

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

17.7 15.9

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

39 39.8

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P245/50VR18 P225/65HR17

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P245/50VR18 P225/65HR17

Spare Tire Size

NA Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4230 4050

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 17 X 7

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 17 X 7

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

210 -

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- 550

Engine

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Diesel Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

280 @ 1750 258 @ 1650

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

180 @ 4000 235 @ 4800

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

27 22

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

30 24

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

34 28

Transmission

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.14 1.90

Trans Order Code

205 NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.67 1.00

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 0.61

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.71 3.30

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.67 -

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.08 3.89

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.11 1.42

Trans Type

8 6

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.28 0.71

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.84 -

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.29 4.15

Summary

Vehicle Name

BMW X3 Lexus NX 200t

Body Style

Sports Activity Vehicle Sport Utility

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Double Wishbone

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

6.9 7.3

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- 2000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- 2000

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

- 2000

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- 200

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- 200

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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