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2015 BMW Z4 vs. 2014 Lexus IS 250C Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the BMW Z4, drivers may find the Lexus IS 250C a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Lexus IS 250C you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the BMW Z4, due to its tank size and 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 Z4 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Lexus IS 250C, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 Z4 will cost more in transportation costs than the Lexus IS 250C.

Dimensions
The BMW Z4 is about the same width as the Lexus IS 250C. If you go with the BMW Z4, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Lexus IS 250C.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW Z4 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus IS 250C.

Handling
The BMW Z4 has a larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 250C, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW Z4 has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus IS 250C. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The BMW Z4 has less seating than the Lexus IS 250C, making the Lexus IS 250C the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW Z4 has significantly less cargo room than the Lexus IS 250C, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The BMW Z4 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus IS 250C.

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2015 BMW
Z4

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MSRP*: $48,950 - $65,800

2014 Lexus
IS 250C

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MSRP*: $42,860
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.13% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.13% --
City MPG: 17 - 22 21
Highway MPG: 24 - 34 --
Engine(s): Inline-4, Inline-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $45,035 - $60,535 $39,861

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