Compare 2021 BMW X3 vs 2021 Lexus NX

2021 BMW X3
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M40i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 M40i Sports Activity Vehicle 21 27 $53,140 $56,600
X3 sDrive30i Sports Activity Vehicle 25 29 $40,490 $43,000
X3 xDrive30e Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $46,630 $49,600
X3 xDrive30i Sports Activity Vehicle 23 29 $42,350 $45,000
X3 M Sports Activity Vehicle 14 19 $65,505 $69,900
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NX 300 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
NX NX 300 AWD 22 28 $36,474 $39,010
NX NX 300 F SPORT AWD 22 27 $38,438 $41,110
NX NX 300 F SPORT FWD 22 28 $37,129 $39,710
NX NX 300 FWD 22 28 $35,165 $37,610
NX NX 300 Luxury AWD 22 28 $42,506 $45,460
NX NX 300 Luxury FWD 22 28 $41,197 $44,060
NX NX 300h AWD 33 30 $37,751 $40,160
NX NX 300h F SPORT Black Line AWD 33 30 $44,096 $46,910
NX NX 300h Luxury AWD 33 30 $43,813 $46,610
Pricing
Invoice Price
$53,140
$36,474
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$56,600
$39,010
Monthly Payment Estimate
$943 / month
$650 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 BMW X3 is a do-all small crossover loaded with luxury, technology, and usability, with a dash of sporty personality. The dramatic shape of the 2021 Lexus NX have stayed fresh—and so has its hybrid mileage.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 42.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 71.6
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.1
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
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.7 73.6
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.2 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
186.1 182.7
Height, Overall (in)
66 64.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.6 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
112.8 104.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
62.7 54.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
28.7 17.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
28.7 17.7
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/50HR19 P225/65HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50HR19 P225/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4317 4050
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
365 @ 1520 258 @ 1650
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
382 @ 5800 235 @ 4800
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
Transmission
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
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 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X3 Lexus NX
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
7.7 7.5
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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2021 BMW X3
  • 2021 X3 available; 2020s gone
  • Lease: From $449 for 36 months
  • Rebate: $2,500 APR credit
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR for 60 months
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2021 Lexus NX
  • 2021 Lexus NX available; the 2020s sold out
  • Lease: From $359 for 36 months
  • Rebate: $2,000 cash
  • Finance: From 0.9% APR for 60 months
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