BMW 3 Series vs. Lexus IS

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$40,250
$38,560 - $41,010

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
255 hp
241 - 260 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L DOHC 16
3.5L V6 DOHC 24V Dual VVT
2.0L Turbo I4 DOHC 16V Dual VVT

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42 in.
44.8 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.7 in.
38.2 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.2 in.
32.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.6 in.
36.9 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
17 cu. ft.
10.8 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/40HR19 - P225/45HR18
P225/40VR18 - P225/45VR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.2 in.
110.2 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 ft.
34.2 - 35.4 ft.

Length

Length
185.7 in.
184.3 in.

Width

Width
71.9 in.
71.3 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3582 lbs.
3583 - 3737 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
255 hp
241 - 260 hp

Torque

Torque
295 ft. lbs.
236 - 258 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.6 gal.
17.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
31 mpg
23 - 26 mpg

City

City
26 mpg
19 - 21 mpg

Highway

Highway
36 mpg
26 - 30 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series
Lexus IS

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Compact Cars
Compact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3582 lbs.
3583 - 3737 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
30 mpg.
21 - 24 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
26 mpg.
19 - 21 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
36 mpg.
26 - 30 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 - Premium Unleaded V-6

Displacement

Displacement
2.0 L/122
2.0 L/122 - 3.5 L/211

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Port/Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
8
6 - 8

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25
3.52 - 4.60

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36
2.04 - 2.72

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.17
1.40 - 1.86

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72
1.00 - 1.46

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32
0.71 - 1.23

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
0.58 - 1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.71
3.17 - 4.06

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.81
3.13 - 3.77

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8
7.4 - 8.4

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P225/40HR19, P225/40YR19, P225/45HR18
P225/40VR18, P225/40YR18, P225/45VR17

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P225/40HR19, P225/45HR18, P255/35YR19
P225/45VR17, P255/35VR18, P255/35YR18

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Compact

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
18 X 7.5 - 19 X 8 in.
17 X 7.5 - 18 X 8 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 7.5 - 19 X 8.5 in.
17 X 7.5 - 18 X 8.5 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Compact in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.4 ft.
34.2 - 35.4 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.6 gal.
17.4 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.7 in.
38.2 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42 in.
44.8 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
56 in.
55.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.6 in.
36.9 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.2 in.
32.2 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
54.6 in.
53.4 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.2 in.
110.2 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
185.7 in.
184.3 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.9 in.
71.3 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
56.8 in.
56.3 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
62.3 in.
60.4 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
62.9 in.
61 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
17 ft³.
10.8 ft³.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82
0.82

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64
0.69

Model Group

Model Group
3 Series
IS300

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate Luxury
Intermediate Luxury

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.0
2.0 - 3.5

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4 - 6

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4