2023 BMW 540 vs. 2023 Lexus IS 350 Review

Picture of the 2023 BMW 540

2023 BMW
540

MSRP*: $62,900 to $65,200
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2023 Lexus
IS 350

MSRP*: $43,160 to $46,410
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MPG - City 22 - 25 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 - 32 MPG 26 - 28 MPG
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)
  • 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 335 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

*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 540 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 540.

Convenience
The BMW 540 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 540 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Lexus IS 350, which has a much lower MSRP.

Dimensions
The BMW 540 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 540, 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 540 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 540 is somewhat more powerful than the Lexus IS 350.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW 540 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 540 and the Lexus IS 350.