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2014 BMW 528 vs. 2014 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 528 than the Lexus IS 350. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the BMW 528, drivers may find the Lexus IS 350 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the BMW 528 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Lexus IS 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 528 is somewhat more expensive 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 528 will cost more in transportation costs than the Lexus IS 350.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 528 is much wider than the Lexus IS 350, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the BMW 528, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Lexus IS 350.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the BMW 528 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lexus IS 350.

Handling
The BMW 528 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 350, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 528 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 528 and the Lexus IS 350. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the BMW 528 as you will in the Lexus IS 350.

Warranty
The BMW 528 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus IS 350.

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2014 BMW
528

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MSRP*: $49,500 - $51,800

2014 Lexus
IS 350

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MSRP*: $39,615 - $41,850
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.13% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.12% As low as 2.04%
City MPG: 22 - 23 19
Highway MPG: 33 - 34 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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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $45,540 - $47,655 $36,841 - $38,923

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