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2014 BMW 328d vs. 2014 Lexus ES 350 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus ES 350 than the BMW 328d, due to its greater head- and legroom. The BMW 328d will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lexus ES 350.

Convenience
With the BMW 328d you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Lexus ES 350, due to its larger tank size and better 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). The BMW 328d is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus ES 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 328d and the Lexus ES 350 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 328d is about the same width as the Lexus ES 350. If you go with the BMW 328d, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Lexus ES 350.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW 328d transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Lexus ES 350.

Handling
The BMW 328d has about the same turning radius as the Lexus ES 350, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 328d is significantly less powerful than the Lexus ES 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 328d and the Lexus ES 350. The BMW 328d has less cargo capacity than the Lexus ES 350, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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

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2014 BMW
328d

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MSRP*: $38,600 - $40,600

2014 Lexus
ES 350

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MSRP*: $36,620
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.12% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.08% --
City MPG: 31 - 32 21
Highway MPG: 43 - 45 --
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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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $35,510 - $37,350 $34,300

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