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2021 BMW 430 vs. 2020 Lexus RC 300 Review

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2021 BMW
430

MSRP*: $45,600 to $47,600
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2020 Lexus
RC 300

MSRP*: $41,295 to $48,540
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Invoice* $42,910 to $44,770 $38,405 to $45,142
MPG - City 24 - 26 MPG 18 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 33 - 34 MPG 24 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 12.0 ft3 10.4 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 255 hp 241 - 260 hp
Exterior Length 187.9 in 185.0 in
Exterior Width 72.9 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.8 in
Rear 34.5 in
Front 45.4 in
Rear 27.3 in
Head Room Front 38.0 in
Rear 35.2 in
Front 39.0 in
Rear 34.8 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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 430 than the Lexus RC 300. The Lexus RC 300 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the BMW 430.

Convenience
With the BMW 430 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Lexus RC 300, due to its larger tank size and better 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). The BMW 430 is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus RC 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 430 and the Lexus RC 300 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 430 is about the same width as the Lexus RC 300. When looking at overall length, the BMW 430 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus RC 300.

Handling
The BMW 430 has a larger turning radius than the Lexus RC 300, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the BMW 430 and the Lexus RC 300.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW 430 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Lexus RC 300.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 430 and the Lexus RC 300. The BMW 430 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Lexus RC 300.

Warranty
The BMW 430 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus RC 300.