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2020 BMW X4 vs. 2021 Lexus RX 350L Review

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2020 BMW
X4

MSRP*: $51,100 to $61,000
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2021 Lexus
RX 350L

MSRP*: $48,050 to $55,450
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Invoice* $48,025 to $57,230 $44,928 to $51,847
MPG - City 21 - 23 MPG 18 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 27 - 28 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 50.5 ft3 58.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4, Inline-6 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 248 - 382 hp 290 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 187.4 - 187.5 in 196.9 in
Exterior Width 75.5 - 76.3 in 74.6 in
Leg Room Front 40.7 in
Rear 35.5 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 30.9 in
Head Room Front 39.5 in
Rear 37.2 in
Front 38.7 - 39.8 in
Rear 37.9 - 38.5 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available ****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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 X4 than in the Lexus RX 350L. The Lexus RX 350L offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the BMW X4, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW X4 as you will with the Lexus RX 350L, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 X4 is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus RX 350L. 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 X4 and the Lexus RX 350L have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW X4 is a little wider than the Lexus RX 350L, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the BMW X4, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Lexus RX 350L.

Handling
The BMW X4 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
The BMW X4 has a little less horsepower than the Lexus RX 350L.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the BMW X4 and the Lexus RX 350L are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
The BMW X4 has less seating than the Lexus RX 350L, making the Lexus RX 350L the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW X4 has less cargo space than the Lexus RX 350L, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The BMW X4 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus RX 350L.