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2020 BMW 330 vs. 2020 Lexus IS 350 Review

New 2020 BMW 330

2020 BMW
330

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New 2020 Lexus IS 350

2020 Lexus
IS 350

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MSRP*
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$40,750 to $42,750
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$42,180 to $44,345
Invoice* $38,400 to $40,260 $39,229 to $41,240
MPG - City 25 - 26 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 34 - 36 26 - 28
Engine(s) 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 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
The BMW 330 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus IS 350, making it more convenient to drive.

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 330 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus IS 350. 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 330 and the Lexus IS 350 have similar Destination Charges.

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.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW 330 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than 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.

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. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the BMW 330 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus IS 350.

Warranty
The BMW 330 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus IS 350.