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2020 BMW M4 vs. 2020 Lexus RC 350 Review

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2020 BMW
M4

MSRP*: $69,150 to $103,100
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2020 Lexus
RC 350

MSRP*: $44,225 to $50,905
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Invoice* $64,810 to $96,385 $41,130 to $47,341
MPG - City 17 - 18 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 23 - 25 MPG 26 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 11.0 ft3 10.4 ft3
Engine Inline-6 V-6
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Rear-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 444 - 454 hp 311 hp
Exterior Length 184.5 in 185.0 in
Exterior Width 73.6 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.2 in
Rear 33.7 in
Front 45.4 in
Rear 27.3 in
Head Room Front 39.8 in
Rear 36.1 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 M4 than the Lexus RC 350. The Lexus RC 350 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the BMW M4.

Convenience
The Lexus RC 350 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the BMW M4, 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 M4 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Lexus RC 350, 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 M4 and the Lexus RC 350 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW M4 is a little wider than the Lexus RC 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 M4 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus RC 350.

Handling
The BMW M4 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus RC 350, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW M4 has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus RC 350. 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 M4 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus RC 350.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW M4 and the Lexus RC 350. The BMW M4 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Lexus RC 350.

Warranty
The BMW M4 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus RC 350.