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2013 BMW 135 vs. 2014 Lexus IS 350C Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW 135 than the Lexus IS 350C. The Lexus IS 350C will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the BMW 135.

Convenience
The Lexus IS 350C requires fewer visits to the gas station than the BMW 135, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW 135 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus IS 350C. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW 135 and the Lexus IS 350C have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 135 is much slimmer than the Lexus IS 350C, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the BMW 135, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Lexus IS 350C.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW 135 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Lexus IS 350C.

Handling
The BMW 135 has a larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 350C, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the BMW 135 and the Lexus IS 350C.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 135 and the Lexus IS 350C. The BMW 135 has significantly less cargo room than the Lexus IS 350C, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The BMW 135 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus IS 350C.

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2013 BMW
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MSRP*: $44,400 - $48,250
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2014 Lexus
IS 350C

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MSRP*: $47,140
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.99% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.08% --
City MPG: 19 19
Highway MPG: 28 --
Engine(s): Inline-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $40,850 - $44,390 $43,839

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