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2020 BMW M2 vs. 2019 Lexus RC 300 Review

New 2020 BMW M2

2020 BMW
M2

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New 2019 Lexus RC 300

2019 Lexus
RC 300

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MSRP*
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$58,900 to $83,600
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$41,145 to $50,035
Invoice* $55,275 to $78,250 $38,264 to $46,533
MPG - City 17 - 18 18 - 21
MPG - Hwy 24 - 25 24 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 4 4
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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW M2 than the Lexus RC 300. The Lexus RC 300 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the BMW M2.

Convenience
With the Lexus RC 300 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the BMW M2, due to its tank size and 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 M2 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Lexus RC 300, 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 M2 and the Lexus RC 300 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW M2 is about the same width as the Lexus RC 300. The BMW M2 is slightly shorter than the Lexus RC 300, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW M2 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus RC 300.

Handling
The BMW M2 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus RC 300, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW M2 has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus RC 300. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW M2 and the Lexus RC 300. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the BMW M2 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus RC 300.

Warranty
The BMW M2 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus RC 300.