Compare 2015 Lexus IS vs 2015 BMW 3-Series

2015 Lexus IS
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2015 Lexus IS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan RWD 21 30 $33,993 $36,550
250 4-Door Sport Sedan AWD 20 27 $36,350 $39,085
250 4-Door Sport Sedan RWD Crafted Line 21 30 $38,614 $41,440
250 4-Door Sport Sedan AWD Crafted Line 20 27 $40,707 $43,690
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $37,260 $40,065
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $39,339 $42,300
250C 2-Door Convertible 21 30 $40,325 $43,360
350C 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $44,305 $47,640
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4-Door Sedan RWD 320i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 320i 24 36 $30,815 $32,950
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 320i 24 36 $30,815 $32,950
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 320i xDrive 23 35 $32,655 $34,950
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa SULEV 328i 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 328d 32 45 $36,380 $39,000
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 328d xDrive 31 43 $38,220 $41,000
5-Door Gran Turismo AWD 328i xDrive 22 33 $39,000 $41,850
5-Door Gran Turismo AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 22 33 $39,000 $41,850
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328i xDrive 22 33 $39,095 $41,950
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328d xDrive 31 43 $40,475 $43,450
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 21 32 $40,750 $43,750
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 335i 21 32 $40,750 $43,750
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 20 30 $42,590 $45,750
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 335i xDrive 20 30 $42,590 $45,750
5-Door Gran Turismo AWD 335i xDrive 20 30 $43,970 $47,250
4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 3 25 33 $46,640 $50,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
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$30,815
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$32,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
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$549 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Lexus IS offers a good blend of comfort, style, technology, and driving dynamics. The 2015 BMW 3-Series lineup is a sport sedan at heart, but with Sports Wagon and Gran Turismo (hatchback) models, it's a lot more than that.
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Fuel Economy
City
- 24 mpg
Highway
- 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
- 35.1
Passenger Capacity
- 5
Front Leg Room (in)
- 42
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.1
Front Head Room (in)
- 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
- 182.5
Height, Overall (in)
- 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
- 110.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
- 60.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.8
Brake Type
- 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 15.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 37.1
Steering Type
- Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
- P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
- NA
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3295
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- NA
Rear Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 900
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 170
Engine
Engine Type
- Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 200 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 180 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 36
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.14
Trans Order Code
- 205
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
- Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Drivetrain
- Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.11
Trans Type
- 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.29
Summary
Vehicle Name
- BMW 3 Series
Body Style
- Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
- Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 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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