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
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 Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
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 Head Room (in)
39.1 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56 55.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 38.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 71.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 73.6
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 62.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.6 17.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.3 54.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
27.6 17.7
Brakes
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)
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 39.8
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P225/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR18 P225/65HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4230 4050
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7
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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 4000 235 @ 4800
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 22
Transmission
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
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 -
Summary
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
BMW X3 Lexus NX 200t
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 7.3
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 2000
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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