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2014 BMW 535d vs. 2014 Lexus GS 350 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the BMW 535d than in the Lexus GS 350, due to the BMW 535d's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Lexus GS 350, the BMW 535d may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the BMW 535d you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Lexus GS 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 535d is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus GS 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 535d and the Lexus GS 350 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 535d is a little wider than the Lexus GS 350, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the BMW 535d takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus GS 350.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW 535d does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus GS 350.

Handling
The BMW 535d has a larger turning radius than the Lexus GS 350, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The BMW 535d has less horsepower than the Lexus GS 350, 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 535d and the Lexus GS 350. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the BMW 535d as you will in the Lexus GS 350.

Warranty
The BMW 535d comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus GS 350.


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2014 BMW
535d

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MSRP*: $56,600 - $58,900

2014 Lexus
GS 350

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MSRP*: $47,700 - $49,950
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.11% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.10% As low as 0.60%
City MPG: 26 19
Highway MPG: 37 - 38 26 - 29
Engine(s): Inline-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $52,070 - $54,190 $44,361 - $46,456

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