Compare 2017 Lexus IS vs 2017 BMW 3-Series

2017 Lexus IS
2017 BMW 3-Series
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RWD IS Turbo F Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD IS Turbo 22 32 $35,178 $37,825
RWD IS Turbo F Sport 22 32 $35,178 $37,825
AWD IS 300 19 26 $37,386 $40,200
AWD IS 300 F Sport 19 26 $37,386 $40,200
RWD IS 350 19 28 $38,474 $41,370
RWD IS 350 F Sport 19 28 $38,474 $41,370
AWD IS 350 19 26 $40,488 $43,535
AWD IS 350 F Sport 19 26 $40,488 $43,535
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Sedan 320i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan 320i 23 35 $31,610 $33,450
Sedan South Africa 320i 23 35 $31,610 $33,450
Sedan 320i xDrive 23 34 $33,470 $35,450
Sedan South Africa 320i xDrive 23 34 $33,470 $35,450
Sedan 330i 23 34 $36,540 $38,750
Sedan South Africa 330i 23 34 $36,540 $38,750
Sedan 328d 31 43 $37,935 $40,250
Sedan 330i xDrive 23 33 $38,400 $40,750
Sedan South Africa 330i xDrive 23 33 $38,400 $40,750
Sedan 328d xDrive 30 40 $39,795 $42,250
Sports Wagon 330i xDrive 23 33 $40,445 $42,950
Plug-In Hybrid 330e iPerformance N/A N/A $41,515 $44,100
Sports Wagon 328d xDrive 30 40 $41,840 $44,450
Gran Turismo 330i xDrive 23 33 $42,070 $44,700
Sedan 340i 21 32 $45,045 $47,900
Sedan South Africa 340i 21 32 $45,045 $47,900
Sedan 340i xDrive 21 31 $46,905 $49,900
Sedan South Africa 340i xDrive 21 31 $46,905 $49,900
Gran Turismo 340i xDrive 20 30 $47,510 $50,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,178
$31,610
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,825
$33,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$630 / month
$558 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Lexus IS gets a new face and more advanced safety features that help it become a viable rival to German and American competitors. The 2017 BMW 3-Series is another chapter in the automaker's long history of very good sport sedans.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
44.8 42
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.2 -
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.2 35.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 40.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
183.7 182.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 110.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 60.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 13
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 11.8
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)
13.2 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 15.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 37.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/35YR18 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/40YR18 P225/50VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3583 3295
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1650 200 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
241 @ 5800 180 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 35
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.84
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.60 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.13 3.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 2.11
Trans Type
8 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.67
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.72 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus IS BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 900
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 170
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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