2021 BMW 530 vs. 2021 Lexus ES 350 | NewCars.com

A member of the Cars.com family

2021 BMW 530 vs. 2021 Lexus ES 350 Review

Picture of the 2021 BMW 530

2021 BMW
530

See Details & Photos
Picture of the 2021 Lexus ES 350

2021 Lexus
ES 350

See Details & Photos
MSRP*
Get Your Price
$54,200 to $56,500
Get Your Price
$40,000 to $49,000
Invoice* $50,905 to $53,045 $37,468 to $45,749
MPG - City 23 - 25 22
MPG - Hwy 32 - 33 31 - 32
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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 350 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 350 in the front seats.

Convenience
The BMW 530 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus ES 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). The BMW 530 is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus ES 350. 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 350 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 530 is about the same width as the Lexus ES 350. When looking at overall length, the BMW 530 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus ES 350.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the BMW 530 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lexus ES 350.

Handling
The BMW 530 has about the same turning radius as the Lexus ES 350, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The BMW 530 has less horsepower than the Lexus ES 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 530 and the Lexus ES 350. The BMW 530 has less cargo capacity than the Lexus ES 350, 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 350.