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2020 BMW 430 vs. 2019 Lexus RC 300 Review

New 2020 BMW 430

2020 BMW
430

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New 2019 Lexus RC 300

2019 Lexus
RC 300

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MSRP*
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$44,950 to $46,950
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$41,145 to $50,035
Invoice* $42,305 to $44,165 $38,264 to $46,533
MPG - City 21 - 23 18 - 21
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 24 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 4 4
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.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW 430 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than 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
The BMW 430 has less horsepower than the Lexus RC 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 430 and the Lexus RC 300. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the BMW 430 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus RC 300.

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