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2021 BMW 228 Gran Coupe vs. 2021 Lexus IS 300 Review

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2021 BMW
228 Gran Coupe

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2021 Lexus
IS 300

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MSRP*
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$35,700 to $37,700
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$39,050 to $41,050
Invoice* $33,700 to $35,560 $36,318 to $38,178
MPG - City 23 - 24 19 - 21
MPG - Hwy 33 26 - 31
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW 228 Gran Coupe than the Lexus IS 300. The Lexus IS 300 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the BMW 228 Gran Coupe.

Convenience
With the Lexus IS 300 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the BMW 228 Gran Coupe, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW 228 Gran Coupe will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus IS 300. 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 228 Gran Coupe and the Lexus IS 300 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 228 Gran Coupe is much slimmer than the Lexus IS 300, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The BMW 228 Gran Coupe is slightly shorter than the Lexus IS 300, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the BMW 228 Gran Coupe and the Lexus IS 300 do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The BMW 228 Gran Coupe has a larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 300, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The BMW 228 Gran Coupe has less horsepower than the Lexus IS 300, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 228 Gran Coupe and the Lexus IS 300. The BMW 228 Gran Coupe has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Lexus IS 300.

Warranty
The BMW 228 Gran Coupe comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus IS 300.