2024 BMW 330 vs. 2023 Lexus IS 350 Review

Picture of the 2024 BMW 330

2024 BMW
330

MSRP*: $44,500 to $46,500
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Picture of the 2023 Lexus IS 350

2023 Lexus
IS 350

MSRP*: $43,160 to $46,410
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MPG - City 24 - 25 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 33 - 34 MPG 26 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 255-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 311-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 255 hp 311 hp
Exterior Length 185.7 in 185.4 in
Exterior Width 71.9 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 35.2 in
Front 44.8 in
Rear 32.2 in
Head Room Front 38.7 in
Rear 37.6 in
Front 38.2 in
Rear 36.9 in

*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 330 than the Lexus IS 350. The Lexus IS 350 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the BMW 330.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 330 as you will with the Lexus IS 350, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 330 or the Lexus IS 350, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
The BMW 330 is about the same width as the Lexus IS 350. When looking at overall length, the BMW 330 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus IS 350.

Handling
The BMW 330 has a larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 350, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The BMW 330 has less horsepower than the Lexus IS 350, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW 330 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Lexus IS 350.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 330 and the Lexus IS 350.