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2015 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2015 BMW X3 Review

Comparison Review

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.

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 Lexus RX 350 or the BMW X3, 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. In this case, the Lexus RX 350 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the BMW X3.

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.

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.

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.

When it comes to horsepower, the Lexus RX 350 greatly out-muscles the BMW X3.

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.

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

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2015 Lexus
RX 350

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MSRP*: $40,795 - $48,535
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2015 BMW

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MSRP*: $38,400 - $45,100
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.52% --
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
Invoice*: $38,144 - $45,379 $35,330 - $41,490

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