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BMW X3 vs. Lexus RX 350

When we compare the BMW X3 to the Lexus RX 350, the BMW X3 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. The Lexus RX 350 has the advantage in the areas of overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the BMW X3 versus the Lexus RX 350, the BMW X3 is a better car than the Lexus RX 350.

BMW X3 versus Lexus RX 350 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used BMW X3 ranges from $36,367 to $55,989 while a used Lexus RX 350 from the same model year range is priced between $43,605 to $54,999. For a new model, the BMW X3's price is between $46,787 and $64,090, with the Lexus RX 350 priced between $47,906 and $62,015.

BMW X3 versus 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 8.7 out of 10. This results in the BMW X3 being ranked 6 out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs and the Lexus RX 350 being ranked 3 out of 67.

BMW X3 versus Lexus RX 350 Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency

For engine performance, the BMW X3’s base engine makes 248 horsepower, and the Lexus RX 350 base engine makes 295 horsepower. The X3 is rated to deliver an average of 25 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. The X3 uses premium unleaded, and the RX 350 uses regular unleaded.

BMW X3 versus Lexus RX 350 Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities

The Lexus RX 350 has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity than the BMW X3.

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

$46,787 - $64,090

Used Asking Price:

$36,367 - $55,989

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

50.5%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$47,906 - $62,015

Used Asking Price:

$43,605 - $54,999

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

34.7%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.6 / 10

Reliability:

8.2 / 10

Retained Value:

7.6 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.7 / 10

Reliability:

8.9 / 10

Retained Value:

9.0 / 10

Safety:

8.4 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 29
2 / 29
6 / 67
9 / 67

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 67
2 / 21
3 / 67
3 / 21

Summary Review

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Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

xDrive30i, M40i, sDrive30i

Trim Levels

F SPORT, F SPORT Handling, Base

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.35 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

248 hp @ 5200 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 1450 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.061 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

295 hp @ 6300 rpm

Torque:

267 foot-lbs @ 4700 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.070 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

23 / 29 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

396 / 499 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

20 / 27 / 23

Range (city/hwy):

384 / 518 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.6 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56 inches

Cargo Space:

28.7 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

62.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

44.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57.6 inches

Cargo Space:

16 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

32.6 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

115.8 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4079 lbs

Width:

84.2 inches

Height:

66 inches

Length:

185.9 inches

Wheelbase:

112.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

8 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4222 lbs

Width:

74.6 inches

Height:

67.7 inches

Length:

192.5 inches

Wheelbase:

109.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.2 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

245/50R19

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/65R18