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2014 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2014 BMW X3 Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Lexus RX 350 than the BMW X3. The Lexus RX 350 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the BMW X3, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus RX 350 as you will with the BMW X3, 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 Lexus RX 350 is somewhat more expensive than the BMW X3. 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 Lexus RX 350 and the BMW X3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Lexus RX 350 is about the same width as the BMW X3. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Lexus RX 350, which is slightly longer than the BMW X3.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Lexus RX 350 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the BMW X3.

Handling
The Lexus RX 350 has the same turning radius as the BMW X3, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the BMW X3 is clearly the choice over the Lexus RX 350 for pulling heavy loads. The Lexus RX 350 has a little more horsepower than the BMW X3.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Lexus RX 350 and the BMW X3. With the Lexus RX 350, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the BMW X3.

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


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2014 Lexus
RX 350

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MSRP*: $39,760 - $47,450
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X3

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MSRP*: $39,800 - $44,900
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 3.19%
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.80% As low as 2.88%
City MPG: 18 19 - 21
Highway MPG: 24 - 26 26 - 28
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $37,177 - $44,368 $36,615 - $41,310

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