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2015 BMW 320 vs. 2015 Lexus IS 250 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 320 than the Lexus IS 250. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 320 and the Lexus IS 250 in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 320 as you will with the Lexus IS 250, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 320 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus IS 250. 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 320 and the Lexus IS 250 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 320 is about the same width as the Lexus IS 250. When looking at overall length, the BMW 320 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus IS 250.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW 320 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Lexus IS 250.

Handling
The BMW 320 has a larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 250, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The BMW 320 has less horsepower than the Lexus IS 250, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 320 and the Lexus IS 250. The BMW 320 has less cargo capacity than the Lexus IS 250, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The BMW 320 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus IS 250.

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2015 BMW
320

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MSRP*: $32,950 - $34,950

2015 Lexus
IS 250

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MSRP*: $36,550 - $39,085
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.11% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.08% As low as 3.12%
City MPG: 23 - 24 20 - 21
Highway MPG: 35 - 36 27 - 30
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $30,315 - $32,155 $33,994 - $36,350

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