2015 Lexus GS 350 vs. 2014 BMW i3 Review

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Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus GS 350 than the BMW i3. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Lexus GS 350 and the BMW i3 in the front seats.

With the Lexus GS 350 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the BMW i3, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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 Lexus GS 350 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the BMW i3, 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 Lexus GS 350 and the BMW i3 have similar Destination Charges.

Since the Lexus GS 350 is much wider than the BMW i3, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Lexus GS 350, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the BMW i3.

Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Lexus GS 350 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the BMW i3.

The Lexus GS 350 has a larger turning radius than the BMW i3, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus GS 350 has a much more powerful engine than the BMW i3. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

The Lexus GS 350 offers greater seating capacity than the BMW i3, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Lexus GS 350 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the BMW i3.

The Lexus GS 350 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW i3.

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2015 Lexus
GS 350

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MSRP*: $48,600 - $57,330

2014 BMW

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MSRP*: $41,350 - $45,200
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 3.59%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.08% As low as 3.00%
City MPG: 19 137
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 26 - 29 --
Engine(s): V-6 170-hp, (electric)
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $45,198 - $53,392 $38,040 - $41,585

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