2024 BMW 530 vs. 2023 Lexus IS 350 Review

Picture of the 2024 BMW 530

2024 BMW
530

MSRP*: $57,900 to $60,200
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Picture of the 2023 Lexus IS 350

2023 Lexus
IS 350

MSRP*: $43,160 to $46,410
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MPG - City 27 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 35 MPG 26 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 255-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 311-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 255 hp 311 hp
Exterior Length 199.2 in 185.4 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 37.0 in
Front 44.8 in
Rear 32.2 in
Head Room Front 39.1 in
Rear 37.7 in
Front 38.2 in
Rear 36.9 in

*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 530 than the Lexus IS 350. The Lexus IS 350 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the BMW 530.

Convenience
With the BMW 530 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Lexus IS 350, 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 530 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Lexus IS 350, which has a much lower MSRP.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 530 is much wider than the Lexus IS 350, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the BMW 530, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Lexus IS 350.

Handling
The BMW 530 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 350, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The BMW 530 has less horsepower than the Lexus IS 350, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW 530 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Lexus IS 350.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 530 and the Lexus IS 350.