COMPARE THE 2018 BMW X3 VS 2018 LEXUS RX350 AWD

 BMW X3 xDrive30i Lexus RX350 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 RX350 AWD to see which vehicle will best meet your everyday needs.

 KEY SPECIFICATIONS    BMW X3 xDrive30iLexus RX350 AWD
 Engine
 2.0L TwinPower Turbo, 4 cyl 3.5L 6 cylinder
 Transmission 8-speed sport automatic 8-speed sport automatic
 Power     248 hp @ 5,200 - 6,500 rpm 295 hp @ 6,300 rpm
 MPG 22 city / 29 hwy / 25 combined 19 city / 26 hwy / 22 combined
 Cost $42,650 $39,775
 

Key Takeaways: With an average of $3.37/gallon, the Lexus will cost you more every time you fill up the tank despite driving the same number of miles. Add that to the $2,170 premium you already paid to get the RX.

 DIMENSIONS - Exterior (in.) BMW X3 xDrive30iLexus NX RX350 AWD
 Length 185.9 192.5
 Width 74.4 74.6
 Height 66.0 67.7
 Wheelbase 112.8 109.8
DIMENSIONS - Interior (in.)  
 Head Room 41.1/39.1 39.4/39.1
 Leg Room 40.3/36.4 44.1/39.1
 Shoulder57.6/56.0 57.8/57.6
 Cargo (cu. ft.) 28.7/62.7 18.0/56.3
 

Key Takeaways: The RX is larger and heavier yet offers 6.4 cu.ft. less cargo room, equal to the amount of food you can fit in an apartment-sized refrigerator. The BMW is also lighter - by about the average weight of an NFL Player. 

 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.

Top considerations to own or lease a BMW X3:
• The BMW X3 xDrive30i offers blistering performance when compared to the Lexus RX350 AWD and perfectly balances this performance with reliability, while earning a higher J.D. Power APEAL rating.
• The BMW X3 allows you to stay connected with BMW Connected and Apple® CarPlay™.
• With the BMW Genius App, BMW Genius Hotline, and on-site BMW Geniuses at the dealership, the customer has unlimited access to specialists that can help with anything from pairing their Smartphone to using voice control.
• The BMW X3 offers comprehensive vehicle coverage including 3 years/36,000 miles of complimentary scheduled maintenance.
• The BMW X3 is the perfect blend of performance, reliability, safety and luxury.
• Although the Lexus RX is larger and heavier than the BMW X3, it offers less cargo capacity and interior room.

Unique Features of the BMW X3:
• BMW Assist eCall with Emergency Request and Automatic Collision Notification with TeleService is included free for 4 years.
• 50/50 - Near perfect weight distribution.
• The X3 is almost 2 seconds faster 0-60 mph even though it has less power and torque.
• Complimentary scheduled maintenance for 3 years or 36,000 miles. Additional packages are available.

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