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2021 BMW 530 vs. 2021 Lexus IS 350 Review

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2021 BMW
530

MSRP*: $54,200 to $56,500
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2021 Lexus
IS 350

MSRP*: $42,950 to $44,950
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Invoice* $50,905 to $53,045 $39,945 to $41,805
MPG - City 23 - 25 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 33 MPG 26 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 14.0 ft3 10.8 ft3
Engine Inline-4 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 248 hp 311 hp
Exterior Length 195.8 in 185.4 in
Exterior Width 73.5 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 36.5 in
Front 44.8 in
Rear 32.2 in
Head Room Front 38.8 in
Rear 37.5 in
Front 38.2 in
Rear 36.9 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
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
The BMW 530 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus IS 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 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Lexus IS 350, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 IS 350 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 530 is a little wider than the Lexus IS 350, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. 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
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 530 is significantly less powerful than the Lexus IS 350. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the BMW 530 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as 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. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the BMW 530 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus IS 350.

Warranty
The BMW 530 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus IS 350.