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2020 BMW 540 vs. 2020 Lexus GS 350 Review

New 2020 BMW 540

2020 BMW
540

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New 2020 Lexus GS 350

2020 Lexus
GS 350

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MSRP*
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$59,450 to $61,750
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$51,065 to $55,155
Invoice* $55,790 to $57,930 $47,490 to $51,226
MPG - City 22 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 29 - 30 26 - 28
Engine(s) Inline-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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
The BMW 540 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Lexus GS 350 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 540 and the Lexus GS 350 in the front seats.

Convenience
The BMW 540 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus GS 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 540 is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus GS 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 540 and the Lexus GS 350 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 540 is a little wider than the Lexus GS 350, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the BMW 540 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus GS 350.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW 540 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Lexus GS 350.

Handling
The BMW 540 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus GS 350, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 540 is somewhat more powerful than the Lexus GS 350.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 540 and the Lexus GS 350. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the BMW 540 as you will in the Lexus GS 350.

Warranty
The BMW 540 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus GS 350.