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2015 BMW 328 vs. 2014 Lexus ES 300h Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus ES 300h than the BMW 328, due to its greater head- and legroom. The BMW 328 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lexus ES 300h.

Convenience
With the Lexus ES 300h you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the BMW 328, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 328 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus ES 300h. 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 328 and the Lexus ES 300h have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 328 is about the same width as the Lexus ES 300h. If you go with the BMW 328, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Lexus ES 300h.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW 328 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus ES 300h.

Handling
The BMW 328 has about the same turning radius as the Lexus ES 300h, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 328 has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus ES 300h. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 328 and the Lexus ES 300h. The BMW 328 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Lexus ES 300h.

Warranty
The BMW 328 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus ES 300h.

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2015 BMW
328

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MSRP*: $37,400 - $39,400

2014 Lexus
ES 300h

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MSRP*: $39,500
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.11% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.10% --
City MPG: 22 - 23 40
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 33 - 35 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $34,410 - $36,250 $37,000

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