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2016 BMW 328 vs. 2016 Lexus IS 350 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 328 than the Lexus IS 350. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 328 and the Lexus IS 350 in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 328 as you will with the Lexus IS 350, 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 328 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus IS 350. 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 IS 350 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 328 is about the same width as the Lexus IS 350. When looking at overall length, the BMW 328 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus IS 350.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the BMW 328 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lexus IS 350.

Handling
The BMW 328 has a larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 350, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 328 is significantly less powerful than the Lexus IS 350. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower 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 IS 350. The BMW 328 has less cargo capacity than the Lexus IS 350, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The BMW 328 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus IS 350.

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2016 BMW
328

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MSRP*: $38,350 - $40,350

2016 Lexus
IS 350

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MSRP*: $40,870 - $43,035
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Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.56%
City MPG: 22 19
Highway MPG: 33 26 - 28
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
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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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $35,780 - $37,620 $38,009 - $40,023

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.