Compare 2019 Lexus IS vs 2019 BMW 3-Series

2019 Lexus IS
2019 BMW 3-Series
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IS 300 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
IS IS 300 AWD 19 26 $38,139 $41,010
IS IS 300 F SPORT AWD 19 26 $38,139 $41,010
IS IS 300 F SPORT RWD 21 30 $35,861 $38,560
IS IS 300 RWD 21 30 $35,861 $38,560
IS IS 350 AWD 19 26 $41,240 $44,345
IS IS 350 F SPORT AWD 19 26 $41,240 $44,345
IS IS 350 F SPORT RWD 20 28 $39,229 $42,180
IS IS 350 RWD 20 28 $39,229 $42,180
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330i Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 330i Sedan 26 36 $37,935 $40,250
3 Series 330i Sedan North America 26 36 $37,935 $40,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Gran Turismo 23 33 $42,720 $45,400
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan 25 34 $39,795 $42,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan North America 25 34 $39,795 $42,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Sports Wagon 23 33 $42,350 $45,000
3 Series 340i xDrive Gran Turismo 20 29 $48,165 $51,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,139
$37,935
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,010
$40,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$684 / month
$671 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Lexus IS has sports sedan intentions, but it needs more underhood muscle and fresher styling to keep pace with German rivals. The 2019 BMW 330i moves back toward the sweet spot in sport-sedan greatness, with M Sport and M editions still to come.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
44.8 42
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.2 -
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.2 35.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 38.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 -
Length, Overall (in)
184.3 185.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 112.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 71.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 62.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.8 17
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 15.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P225/45HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR17 P225/45HR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3737 3582
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 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
236 @ 2000 295 @ 1550
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/211 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 6600 255 @ 5000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 36
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.72
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52 5.25
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 2.81
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 2.17
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.32
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 3.36
Trans Order Code
NA 2TB
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.82
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.64
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
8.4 5.8
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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2019 Lexus IS
  • 2019 IS now available
  • Bonus: $3,000 Lexus Cash
  • Financing: 0.9% for 60 months
  • Leases: From $329 for 36 months
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2019 BMW 3-Series
  • 2019 3-Series available; 2020s arriving
  • Rebate: No standard cash incentives
  • Financing: From 3.35% APR for 60 months + Up to $3,000
  • Lease: From $359 for 36 months
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