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2021 BMW X3 PHEV vs. 2021 Lexus RX 350L Review

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2021 BMW
X3 PHEV

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2021 Lexus
RX 350L

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MSRP*
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$49,600
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$48,050 to $55,450
Invoice* $46,630 $44,928 to $51,847
MPG - City N/A 18 - 19
MPG - Hwy N/A 25 - 26
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested ****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW X3 PHEV than in the Lexus RX 350L. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the BMW X3 PHEV and the Lexus RX 350L.

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). Whether you pick the BMW X3 PHEV or the Lexus RX 350L, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 RX 350L have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW X3 PHEV is about the same width as the Lexus RX 350L. If you go with the BMW X3 PHEV, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Lexus RX 350L.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the BMW X3 PHEV and the Lexus RX 350L are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The BMW X3 PHEV has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Lexus RX 350L, allowing you to much more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the BMW X3 PHEV is clearly the choice over the Lexus RX 350L for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the BMW X3 PHEV has a lot less horsepower than the Lexus RX 350L.

Utility
The BMW X3 PHEV has less seating than the Lexus RX 350L, making the Lexus RX 350L the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the BMW X3 PHEV as you will in the Lexus RX 350L.

Warranty
The BMW X3 PHEV comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus RX 350L.