Compare 2021 BMW X3 vs 2022 Lexus NX

2021 BMW X3
2022 Lexus NX
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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 250 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
NX NX 250 AWD 25 32 $37,354 $39,950
NX NX 250 FWD 26 33 $35,858 $38,350
NX NX 250 Luxury AWD 25 32 $43,104 $46,100
NX NX 250 Luxury FWD 26 33 $41,608 $44,500
NX NX 250 Premium AWD 25 32 $40,205 $43,000
NX NX 250 Premium FWD 26 33 $38,709 $41,400
NX NX 350 AWD 22 29 $39,224 $41,950
NX NX 350 F SPORT Handling AWD 22 28 $43,994 $47,050
NX NX 350 Luxury AWD 22 29 $46,189 $49,400
NX NX 350 Premium AWD 22 29 $42,075 $45,000
NX NX 350h AWD 41 37 $39,058 $41,550
NX NX 350h Luxury AWD 41 37 $46,060 $49,000
NX NX 350h Premium AWD 41 37 $41,924 $44,600
NX NX 450h+ F SPORT AWD N/A N/A $53,956 $57,400
NX NX 450h+ Luxury AWD N/A N/A $52,782 $56,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$53,140
$37,354
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$56,600
$39,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$943 / month
$666 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
6.7
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 2022 Lexus NX amps up the pixel count in its quest for crossover street cred.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56 54
Front Head Room (in)
40 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 56.3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 36.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 41
Front Hip Room (in)
- 56.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- 52.5
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.7 73.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.2 7.7
Length, Overall (in)
186.1 183.5
Height, Overall (in)
66 65.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.6 64
Wheelbase (in)
112.8 105.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
62.7 46.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
28.7 22.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
28.7 22.7
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.5 12.5
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 38
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/50HR19 P235/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50HR19 P235/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
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 3790
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
365 @ 1520 184 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
382 @ 5800 203 @ 6600
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 25
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.42
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 1.95
Trans Type
8 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.67
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.03
Trans Order Code
2TB NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.81
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.00 5.25
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 6.3
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
  • 2022 BMW X3 arriving; 2021s sold out
  • Lease: From $499 for 36 months
  • Rebate: Up to $1,750 off
  • Finance: 1.9% APR for 60 months
2022 Lexus NX
  • 2022 Lexus NX arriving; 2021s sold out
  • Lease: From $409 per month for 30 months
  • Rebate: No cash incentives
  • Finance: No special financing rates
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