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2015 BMW X3 vs. 2015 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.

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). Whether you pick the BMW X3 or the Lexus RX 350, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 it comes to horsepower, the BMW X3 has a lot 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.

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2015 BMW
X3

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MSRP*: $38,500 - $45,500

2015 Lexus
RX 350

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MSRP*: $40,970 - $48,710
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 2.16%
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
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $35,420 - $41,860 $38,307 - $45,543

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