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Compare 2018 BMW X3 vs 2018 Lexus NX

2018 BMW X3
2018 Lexus NX
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M40i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 M40i Sports Activity Vehicle 20 27 $51,185 $54,500
X3 xDrive30i Sports Activity Vehicle 22 29 $40,165 $42,650
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NX 300 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
NX NX 300 AWD 22 28 $34,956 $37,385
NX NX 300 F Sport AWD 22 27 $37,192 $39,775
NX NX 300 F Sport FWD 22 28 $35,883 $38,375
NX NX 300 FWD 22 28 $33,647 $35,985
NX NX 300h AWD 33 30 $36,035 $38,335
Pricing
Invoice Price
$51,185
$34,956
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$54,500
$37,385
Monthly Payment Estimate
$908 / month
$623 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 BMW X3 ventures into M territory, but doesn’t lose sight of its SUV duties. The 2018 Lexus NX is an expressively styled and comfortable compact luxury crossover, but its mix of features faces significant new competitors this year.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56 55.3
Front Head Room (in)
40 38.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 57.3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 36.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 42.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 71.6
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.1
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
186.1 182.3
Height, Overall (in)
66 64.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.6 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
112.8 104.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.7 73.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
28.7 17.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
28.7 17.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
62.7 54.6
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.7 11.7
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)
13.5 11.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 39.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50WR19 P225/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50WR19 P225/65HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4277 4050
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
3.0 L/183 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
355 @ 5500 235 @ 4800
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
369 @ 1520 258 @ 1650
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22
Transmission
Trans Type
8 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.20 1.90
Trans Order Code
2TB NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.00 3.30
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.89
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 1.42
Summary
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
BMW X3 Lexus NX
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 7.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550
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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