Compare 2018 BMW X3 vs 2018 Lexus RX

2018 BMW X3
2018 Lexus RX
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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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RX 350 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RX RX 350 AWD 19 26 $41,953 $44,870
RX RX 350 F Sport AWD 19 26 $47,255 $50,520
RX RX 350 F Sport FWD 20 27 $45,946 $49,120
RX RX 350 FWD 20 27 $40,644 $43,470
RX RX 350L Luxury AWD 18 25 $50,496 $54,085
RX RX 350L Luxury FWD 19 26 $49,187 $52,685
RX RX 350L Premium AWD 18 25 $45,880 $49,070
RX RX 350L Premium FWD 19 26 $44,571 $47,670
RX RX 450h AWD 31 28 $43,142 $45,895
RX RX 450h F Sport AWD 31 28 $48,207 $51,255
RX RX 450hL Luxury AWD 29 28 $51,204 $54,555
RX RX 450hL Premium AWD 29 28 $47,581 $50,620
Pricing
Invoice Price
$51,185
$41,953
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$54,500
$44,870
Monthly Payment Estimate
$908 / month
$748 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 BMW X3 ventures into M territory, but doesn’t lose sight of its SUV duties. The Lexus RX makes a style-conscious statement like never before, and it hasn’t lost its grip on good manners.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 44.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 121.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56 57.6
Front Head Room (in)
40 39.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 57.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 38
Second Hip Room (in)
- 56.1
Front Hip Room (in)
- 56.6
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
112.8 109.8
Height, Overall (in)
66 67.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.6 64
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.7 74.6
Track Width, Front (in)
63 64.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
62.7 56.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
28.7 18.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
28.7 18.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.5 13.3
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)
13.7 12.9
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)
17.2 19.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 45.2
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50WR19 P235/65VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50WR19 P235/65VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4277 4387
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 18 X 8
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
369 @ 1520 267 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
355 @ 5500 295 @ 6300
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.00 5.25
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38 2.28
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 1.95
Trans Type
8 8
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.67
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.03
Trans Order Code
2TB NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.81
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X3 Lexus RX
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
7.7 8.0
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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