In comparing the 2020 BMW X3's and the 2020 Lexus RX 350's specifications and ratings, the 2020 BMW X3 has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency. The 2020 Lexus RX 350 has the advantage in the areas of reliability, resale value, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2020 BMW X3's and the 2020 Lexus RX 350's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Lexus RX 350 is a better car than the 2020 BMW X3.
2020 BMW X3 vs. 2020 Lexus RX 350 Pricing
A used 2020 BMW X3 ranges from $27,998 to $45,790 while a used 2020 Lexus RX 350 is priced between $35,545 to $47,838.
2020 BMW X3 vs. 2020 Lexus RX 350 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2020 BMW X3 loses 50.5 percent of its value and the 2020 Lexus RX 350 loses 34.7 percent of its value. This means the 2020 Lexus RX 350 retains 15.8 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2020 BMW X3.
2020 BMW X3 vs. 2020 Lexus RX 350 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW X3 is 8.6 out of 10 while the Lexus RX 350's quality rating is 9.2 out of 10. This results in the BMW X3 being ranked 4 out of 60 Best Luxury 5-seater SUVs and the Lexus RX 350 being ranked 1 out of 60. Out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs, the BMW X3 is ranked 5 and the Lexus RX 350 is ranked 1.
2020 BMW X3 vs. 2020 Lexus RX 350 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the BMW X3 is 8.3 out of 10. For the Lexus RX 350 the reliability rating is 9.0 out of 10. This gives the Lexus RX 350 a slight advantage in reliability compared to the BMW X3.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2020 BMW X3’s base engine makes 248 horsepower, and the 2020 Lexus RX 350 base engine makes 295 horsepower. The X3 is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 499 miles. The RX 350 is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 518 miles.This gives the 2020 BMW X3 the advantage in fuel efficiency and the 2020 Lexus RX 350 the advantage in maximum range. The X3 uses premium unleaded, and the RX 350 uses regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The 2020 Lexus RX 350, a crossover/midsize SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The 2020 BMW X3, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front head room cargo space. The 2020 BMW X3 and 2020 Lexus RX 350 are comparable in regards to rear head room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the 2020 BMW X3 has higher safety ratings than the 2020 Lexus RX 350, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.46 out of 5 Stars.