Compare 2016 Lexus IS vs 2016 BMW 3-Series

2016 Lexus IS
2016 BMW 3-Series
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2016 Lexus IS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
300 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $36,921 $39,700
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $38,009 $40,870
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $40,023 $43,035
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4-Door Sedan RWD 320i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 320i 24 36 $31,000 $33,150
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 320i 24 36 $31,000 $33,150
4-Door Sedan AWD 320i xDrive 23 35 $32,840 $35,150
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 320i xDrive 23 35 $32,840 $35,150
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 22 34 $35,780 $38,350
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa SULEV 328i 23 35 $35,780 $38,350
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 23 35 $35,780 $38,350
4-Door Sedan RWD 328d 32 42 $37,160 $39,850
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 22 34 $37,620 $40,350
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV South Africa 328i xDrive 22 34 $37,620 $40,350
4-Door Sedan AWD 328d xDrive 30 40 $39,000 $41,850
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328i xDrive 22 34 $39,740 $42,650
5-Door Gran Turismo AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 22 34 $40,060 $43,000
4-Door Sedan Plug-In Hybrid RWD 330e 28 36 $40,705 $43,700
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328d xDrive 30 40 $41,120 $44,150
4-Door Sedan RWD 340i 22 33 $42,635 $45,800
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 340i 22 33 $42,635 $45,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 340i xDrive 22 33 $44,475 $47,800
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 340i xDrive 22 33 $44,475 $47,800
5-Door Gran Turismo AWD 335i xDrive 20 30 $45,765 $49,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
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$31,000
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
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$33,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
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$553 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Lexus IS doesn't quite hit the high-water mark set by German rivals, but it's a pleasantly capable compact luxury car. The 2016 BMW 3-Series delivers outstanding performance and comfort in a tastefully understated package.
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Fuel Economy
City
- 24 mpg
Highway
- 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
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
Length, Overall (in)
- 182.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 15.8
Steering
Steering Type
- Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 37.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- NA
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- P225/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Front Tire Size
- P225/55VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3295
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 17 X 8
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 17 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 170
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 900
Engine
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
Engine Type
- Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 36
Transmission
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)
- 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.14
Trans Order Code
- 205
Summary
Body Style
- Sedan
Vehicle Name
- BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
- Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- 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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