cars.com

A member of the
Cars.com family

McAfee Secure sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams

2014 BMW X3 vs. 2014 Lexus RX 350 Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The BMW X3 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Lexus RX 350. The Lexus RX 350 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the BMW X3, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW X3 as you will with the Lexus RX 350, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a 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 X3 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus RX 350. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the BMW X3 and the Lexus RX 350 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW X3 is about the same width as the Lexus RX 350. The BMW X3 is slightly shorter than the Lexus RX 350, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the BMW X3 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Lexus RX 350.

Handling
The BMW X3 has the same turning radius as the Lexus RX 350, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the BMW X3 is clearly the choice over the Lexus RX 350 for pulling heavy loads. The BMW X3 has a little less horsepower than the Lexus RX 350.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the BMW X3 and the Lexus RX 350. The BMW X3 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Lexus RX 350.

Warranty
The BMW X3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus RX 350.


Watch Video

Compare the 2014 BMW X3 and the 2014 Lexus RX 350.

Get your best price before going to the dealer!

2014 BMW
X3

More Details & Photos New 2014 BMW X3
MSRP*: $39,800 - $44,900
Get Prices

2014 Lexus
RX 350

More Details & Photos New 2014 Lexus RX 350
MSRP*: $39,760 - $47,450
Get Prices
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.19% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.88% As low as 1.80%
City MPG: 19 - 21 18
Highway MPG: 26 - 28 24 - 26
Engine(s): Inline-4, 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
IIHS Safety Information Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.
Good Good
Safety Rating: Side
IIHS Safety Information Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.
Good Good
Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.
Good Good
Invoice*: $36,615 - $41,310 $37,177 - $44,368

Days On Lot:
Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

Monthly Trend for:
2014 BMW X3

Monthly Trend for:
2014 Lexus RX 350

Car Chooser

Still Deciding?

Use Car Chooser from NewCars.com to narrow your new car search by body type, price, make, fuel economy and much more!

Compare your contenders side by side and review the details of each new car you've filtered down to. See available styles, options, rebates and incentives for the models you're looking at.

There's no other tool quite like it!

Go to Car Chooser

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