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2021 BMW 530 vs. 2021 Lexus ES 300h Review

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2021 BMW
530

MSRP*: $54,200 to $56,500
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2021 Lexus
ES 300h

MSRP*: $41,910 to $50,910
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Invoice* $50,905 to $53,045 $39,256 to $47,537
MPG - City 23 - 25 MPG 43 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 33 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 14.0 ft3 16.7 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 248 hp 176 hp
Exterior Length 195.8 in 195.9 in
Exterior Width 73.5 in 73.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 36.5 in
Front 42.4 in
Rear 39.2 in
Head Room Front 38.8 in
Rear 37.5 in
Front 37.5 in
Rear 37.4 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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 530, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 530 and the Lexus ES 300h in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 530 as you will with the Lexus ES 300h, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 530 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 530 and the Lexus ES 300h have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 530 is about the same width as the Lexus ES 300h. When looking at overall length, the BMW 530 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus ES 300h.

Handling
The BMW 530 has about the same turning radius as the Lexus ES 300h, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 530 has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus ES 300h. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW 530 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels 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 530 and the Lexus ES 300h. The BMW 530 has less cargo capacity than the Lexus ES 300h, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The BMW 530 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus ES 300h.