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2018 BMW 330e vs. 2019 Lexus ES 300h Review

New 2018 BMW 330e

2018 BMW
330e

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New 2019 Lexus ES 300h

2019 Lexus
ES 300h

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MSRP*
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$45,600
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$41,560 to $45,210
Invoice* $42,910 $38,929 to $42,287
MPG - City N/A 43
MPG - Hwy N/A N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus ES 300h than the BMW 330e, due to its greater head- and legroom. The BMW 330e will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lexus ES 300h.

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 BMW 330e is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus ES 300h. 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 330e and the Lexus ES 300h have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 330e is much slimmer than the Lexus ES 300h, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the BMW 330e, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Lexus ES 300h.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW 330e transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Lexus ES 300h.

Handling
The BMW 330e has a smaller turning radius than the Lexus ES 300h, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 330e is somewhat more powerful than the Lexus ES 300h.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 330e and the Lexus ES 300h. The BMW 330e has significantly less cargo room than the Lexus ES 300h, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The BMW 330e comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus ES 300h.