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2021 BMW 430 vs. 2020 Lexus RC 350 Review

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2021 BMW
430

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2020 Lexus
RC 350

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MSRP*
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$45,600 to $47,600
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$44,225 to $50,905
Invoice* $42,910 to $44,770 $41,130 to $47,341
MPG - City 24 - 26 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 33 - 34 26 - 28
Engine(s) 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 350. The Lexus RC 350 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the BMW 430.

Convenience
The BMW 430 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus RC 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). Whether you pick the BMW 430 or the Lexus RC 350, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 350 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 430 is about the same width as the Lexus RC 350. When looking at overall length, the BMW 430 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus RC 350.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW 430 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Lexus RC 350.

Handling
The BMW 430 has a larger turning radius than the Lexus RC 350, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The BMW 430 has less horsepower than the Lexus RC 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 430 and the Lexus RC 350. The BMW 430 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Lexus RC 350.

Warranty
The BMW 430 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus RC 350.