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2021 BMW X3 vs. 2021 Lexus NX 300h Review

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2021 BMW
X3

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2021 Lexus
NX 300h

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MSRP*
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$43,000 to $56,600
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$40,160 to $46,910
Invoice* $40,490 to $53,140 $37,751 to $44,096
MPG - City 21 - 25 33
MPG - Hwy 27 - 29 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, Inline-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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 X3 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Lexus NX 300h. The BMW X3 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Lexus NX 300h, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
The BMW X3 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus NX 300h, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW X3 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus NX 300h. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the BMW X3 and the Lexus NX 300h have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW X3 is a little wider than the Lexus NX 300h, 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 X3 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus NX 300h.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the BMW X3 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Lexus NX 300h.

Handling
The BMW X3 has a larger turning radius than the Lexus NX 300h, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the BMW X3 is clearly the choice over the Lexus NX 300h for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the BMW X3 greatly out-muscles the Lexus NX 300h.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the BMW X3 and the Lexus NX 300h. The BMW X3 has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Lexus NX 300h.

Warranty
The BMW X3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus NX 300h.