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2022 BMW 540 vs. 2022 Lexus ES 250 Review

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2022 BMW
540

MSRP*: $59,950 to $62,250
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2022 Lexus
ES 250

MSRP*: $40,950 to $50,130
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MPG - City 22 - 25 MPG 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 - 32 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 335-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 203-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 335 hp 203 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 37.8 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus ES 250 than the BMW 540, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 540 and the Lexus ES 250 in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 540 as you will with the Lexus ES 250, 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 540 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Lexus ES 250, which has a much lower MSRP.

Dimensions
The BMW 540 is about the same width as the Lexus ES 250. When looking at overall length, the BMW 540 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus ES 250.

Handling
The BMW 540 has about the same turning radius as the Lexus ES 250, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 540 has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus ES 250. 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 540 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus ES 250.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 540 and the Lexus ES 250.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW 540 than that of the Lexus ES 250.