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2016 Lexus RX 450h vs. 2017 BMW X3 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Lexus RX 450h offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the BMW X3, with comparable head- and legroom. The Lexus RX 450h will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the BMW X3.

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 Lexus RX 450h will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the BMW X3, 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. Both the Lexus RX 450h and the BMW X3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus RX 450h is about the same width as the BMW X3. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Lexus RX 450h, which is slightly longer than the BMW X3.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Lexus RX 450h doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the BMW X3.

Handling
The Lexus RX 450h has a smaller turning radius than the BMW X3, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus RX 450h greatly out-muscles the BMW X3.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Lexus RX 450h and the BMW X3. The Lexus RX 450h has less cargo space than the BMW X3, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Lexus RX 450h comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW X3.

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2016 Lexus
RX 450h

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MSRP*: $52,235 - $57,045

2017 BMW
X3

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MSRP*: $39,250 - $47,950
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.40% As low as 3.26%
City MPG: 30 - 31
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
19 - 21
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 28 - 30 26 - 28
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, Inline-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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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $49,101 - $53,622 $37,005 - $45,095

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