Compare 2017 BMW X3 vs 2017 Lexus NX

2017 BMW X3
2017 Lexus NX
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sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle 21 28 $37,745 $40,050
X3 xDrive28d Sports Activity Vehicle N/A N/A $40,260 $42,750
X3 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle 21 28 $39,605 $42,050
X3 xDrive35i Sports Activity Vehicle 19 26 $46,025 $48,950
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NX 300h AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
NX NX 300h AWD 33 30 $37,335 $39,720
NX NX Turbo AWD 22 28 $34,302 $36,685
NX NX Turbo F Sport AWD 22 27 $36,266 $38,785
NX NX Turbo F Sport FWD 22 28 $34,957 $37,385
NX NX Turbo FWD 22 28 $32,993 $35,285
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,745
$37,335
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,050
$39,720
Monthly Payment Estimate
$668 / month
$662 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 BMW X3 continues its run as one of the best compact luxury SUVs on the market—even in the face of much newer competition. The Lexus NX is a new direction for Lexus and a capable, smooth crossover that could use a little more smoothing around the corners.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 33 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 71.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8 6.7
Length, Overall (in)
183.8 182.3
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 64.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.3 53.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
27.6 16.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.6 16.8
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 14.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 39.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4030 4180
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5000 194 @ 5700
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1450 152 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.5 L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 33
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 -
Trans Order Code
205 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.54
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 -
Trans Type
8 1
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X3 Lexus NX
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 5.6
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 150
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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