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2020 BMW M2 vs. 2020 Lexus RC 300 Review

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2020 BMW
M2

MSRP*: $58,900 to $83,600
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2020 Lexus
RC 300

MSRP*: $41,295 to $48,540
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Invoice* $55,275 to $78,250 $38,405 to $45,142
MPG - City 17 - 18 MPG 18 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 25 MPG 24 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 13.8 ft3 10.4 ft3
Engine Inline-6 Inline-4, V-6
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Rear-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 405 - 444 hp 241 - 260 hp
Exterior Length 175.6 - 176.2 in 185.0 in
Exterior Width 73.0 - 73.7 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 33.0 in
Front 45.4 in
Rear 27.3 in
Head Room Front 40.1 in
Rear 36.5 in
Front 39.0 in
Rear 34.8 in
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. If you go with the BMW M2, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with 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.

Powertrain
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.

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.