COMPARE THE 2018 BMW X3 VS 2018 LEXUS NX 300 F SPORT AWD

 BMW X3 xDrive30i Lexus NX 300 F Sport AWD
       
 

In recent years, the US luxury automotive buyers have shifted their preferences from sedans to SUVs, with SUVs on pace to outsell sedans. BMW has taken note of this market trend and has recently introduced its newly redesigned 2018 X3 SUV. The all-new BMW X3 features 8 inches of ground clearance for navigating conditions from sand to snow, with plenty of margin for steep sections.

Let's take a comparative look at the 2018 BMX X3 versus the Lexus NX 300 F Sport AWD to see which vehicle will best meet your everyday needs.

 KEY SPECIFICATIONS    BMW X3 xDrive30iLexus NX 300 F Sport AWD
 Engine
 2.0L TwinPower Turbo, 4 cyl 2.0L, 4 cyl
 Transmission 8-speed sport automatic 6-speed automatic
 Power     248 hp @ 5,200 - 6,500 rpm 235 hp @ 6,300 rpm
 MPG 22 city / 29 hwy / 25 combined 22 city / 27 hwy / 24 combined
 Cost $42,650 $39,775
 

Key Takeaways: The NX costs less than the X3, but does not provide the performance, fuel economy, cargo room or low cost of ownership.

 DIMENSIONS - Exterior (in.) BMW X3 xDrive30iLexus NX 300 F Sport AWD
 Length 185.9 182.3
 Width 74.4 73.6
 Height 66.0 64.8
 Wheelbase 112.8 104.7
DIMENSIONS - Interior (in.)  
 Head Room 41.1/39.1 38.2/38.1
 Leg Room 40.3/36.4 42.8/36.1
 Shoulder57.6/56.0 57.3/55.3
 Cargo (cu. ft.) 28.7/62.7 54.6
 

Key Takeaways: The NX is slightly smaller and suffers from 8.1 cu.ft. less cargo room, equal to sixty (60) 1-gallon milk containers.
The NX also has more front leg room, however rear legroom is what is typically problematic. The X3 has more rear leg room.

 COST OF OWNERSHIP BMW X3 xDrive30i Lexus NX 300 F Sport AWD
 Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
 Drivetrain Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 6 years/70,000 miles
 Stolen Vehicle Recovery Included w/ Nav. - 4 years 1 year trial with "Enform"
 Roadside Assistance 4 years/unlimited miles 4 years/50,000 miles
 Complimentary Maintenance 3 years/36,000 miles 1 year/10,000 miles
 
Key Takeaways: Lexus offers a longer drivetrain warranty, but with BMW's forecasted reliability (2017 J.D.Power Predicted Dependability Study), this is rarely used by the customer. Lexus is able to extend their warranty but cutting complimentary maintenance, something our owners find much more useful throughout their new car ownership.

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