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2021 BMW X3 PHEV vs. 2021 Lexus GX 460 Review

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2021 BMW
X3 PHEV

MSRP*: $49,600
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2021 Lexus
GX 460

MSRP*: $53,450 to $64,715
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Invoice* $46,630 $49,175 to $59,537
MPG - City Info not available 15 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 59.4 ft3 64.7 ft3
Engine Inline-4 V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel Four-wheel
Horsepower 180 hp 301 hp
Towing Capacity 4,409 lbs 7,000 lbs
Exterior Length 185.9 in 192.1 in
Exterior Width 74.4 in 74.2 in
Leg Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 36.4 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 34.1 in
Head Room Front 41.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 38.0 in
Rear 40.4 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
The BMW X3 PHEV offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Lexus GX 460. The BMW X3 PHEV will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lexus GX 460.

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 PHEV will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus GX 460. 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 PHEV and the Lexus GX 460 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW X3 PHEV is about the same width as the Lexus GX 460. The BMW X3 PHEV is slightly shorter than the Lexus GX 460, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The BMW X3 PHEV has a larger turning radius than the Lexus GX 460, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Lexus GX 460 is clearly the choice over the BMW X3 PHEV for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the BMW X3 PHEV has a lot less horsepower than the Lexus GX 460.

Powertrain
The BMW X3 PHEV has much lower torque than the Lexus GX 460, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The BMW X3 PHEV has less seating than the Lexus GX 460, making the Lexus GX 460 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW X3 PHEV has less cargo space than the Lexus GX 460, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The BMW X3 PHEV comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus GX 460.