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2019 BMW 330i xDrive vs. 2019 Lexus IS 300 AWD

2019 BMW 330i xDrive vs. 2019 Lexus IS 300 AWD

Top 5 Reasons to Buy the 2019 BMW 330i xDrive vs. 2019 Lexus IS 300 AWD

Base MSRP (incl. D&D): $43,245

  1. 1. Quicker 0-60 mph by .8 seconds
  2. 2. Significantly better fuel economy by 6 City / 8 Hwy
  3. 3. Much more rear seat passenger room
  4. 4. More cargo room by 2.2 cu. ft.
  5. 5. Two years more included maintenance
  Base MSRP (incl. D&D): $41,885 (-$1,360)


Performance & Economy

  • Engine: 2.0 L TwinPower Turbo, 4-cylinder
  • Transmission: 8-speed Sport Automatic
  • Drivetrain: AWD (xDrive)
  • Horsepower: 255 hp @ 5,000 – 6,500 rpm
  • Torque: 295 lb-ft. @ 1,550 – 4,400 rpm
  • 0-60 mph: 5.3 seconds
  • MPG: 25 city / 34 hwy / 28 combined
  • Engine: 3.5 L V6
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic
  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Horsepower: 260 hp @ 6,600 rpm
  • Torque: 236 lb-ft. @ 2,000 – 4,800 rpm
  • 0-60 mph: 6.1 seconds
  • MPG: 19 city / 26 hwy / 21 combined


  • Length:185.7
  • Width: 71.9
  • Height: 57.0
  • Wheelbase: 112.2
  • Curb Weight: 3,772 lbs

  • Head Room:38.7 / 37.6
  • Leg Room: 42.0 / 35.2
  • Shoulder: 56.0 / 54.6
  • Cargo (cu. ft.): 13 cu. ft.
  EXTERIOR (in.)
  • Length:184.3
  • Width: 71.3
  • Height: 56.3
  • Wheelbase: 110.2
  • Curb Weight: 3,737 lbs

  • Head Room:38.2 / 36.9
  • Leg Room: 44.8 / 32.2
  • Shoulder: 55.9 / 53.4
  • Cargo (cu. ft.): 10.8 cu. ft.

New Vehicle Warranty & Maintenance

  • Warranty: 4-year/50,000-mile
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 4-year/50,000-mile
  • Stolen Vehicle Recovery: 4-years
  • Roadside Assistance: 4-year/Unlimited miles
  • Complimentary Maintenance: 3-year/36,000-mile
  • Warranty: 4-year/50,000-mile
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 6-year/70,000-mile
  • Stolen Vehicle Recovery: 10-years
  • Roadside Assistance: 4-years
  • Complimentary Maintenance: 1-year/10,000-mile

Key Innovation & Connectivity Differences

  1. • Apple CarPlay™ is optional.
  2. • Multi-input iDrive 7.0 system delivers ultimate versatility in driver interaction via voice commands, touchscreen, the iDrive touchpad controller, or optional gesture control.
  3. • Standard Advanced Vehicle and Key Memory includes climate-control and air distribution settings, mirror and seat settings, audio tone and radio preset settings, and lighting preferences.
  1. • Apple CarPlay™ is not available.
  2. • No touchscreen or gesture control available for infotainment or navigation interaction. Voice recognition does not recognize natural speech inputs.
  3. • Optional Lexus Memory System is limited to driver’s seat, outside mirror and steering wheel positions..

Key Safety Differences

  1. • The optional BMW Driver Assistance Professional Package includes semi-autonomous features for stress-free driving and Emergency Stop Assistant in case of a health emergency.
  2. • The optional BMW Parking Assistant Plus automatically detects and navigates in and out of parallel and perpendicular parking spots.
  1. • Lexus includes a robust offering of driver’s assistance systems as standard but offers none of the features available in BMW’s Driver Assistance Professional Package.
  2. • Optional Intuitive Parking Assist only provides audible alerts about obstacles. BMW’s Parking Assistant Plus includes a Surround View camera and can pull in and out of spots for the driver.

If You're Considering the Lexus IS 300…

  • Choosing a brand with a reputation for luxury is likely among their top priorities. Be sure to highlight the BMW modern luxury found in the customizable advanced technological features that are simply unavailble on the outdated Lexus IS. Then, if the client indicates performance is also a priority during a thorough needs assessment, demonstrate the superior acceleration and handling of the 330i.

What the Automotive Press Has to Say About Lexus IS 300 AWD

Car and Driver (June 2019)

  • • “Unfortunately, even the most energetic V-6 feels slow when compared with less powerful rivals...”
  • • “..neither Apple CarPlay nor Android Auto is available, and the touchpad that accompanies the larger center screen is the opposite of intuitive.”
  • • “...the car still held four fewer carry-ons than the BMW 330i... Meanwhile, the front row is poorly equipped to store small items conveniently.”

What the Automotive Press Has to Say About the New BMW 330i xDrive

The Car Connection (February 2019)

  • • “The 2019 BMW 3 Series builds up the right kind of sport-sedan charm as it drills to higher speeds into tighter corners.”
  • • “A lovely band of trim wraps around the touchscreen, and all around, BMW’s gone for more visual interest than the usual round meters and flippy switches.”
  • • “All told, it’s a good value.”

Price-Equipment Equalization Value Story

*Blue highlight = BMW advantage

BMW 330i xDrive

Audi A4 45 Quattro

Key Standard Performance Features

MSRP (including D & D) $43,245 $41,885
Engine 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo Inline 4-cylinder 3.5-liter V6
Transmission 8-speed Sport Automatic 6-speed automatic
Drivetrain AWD (xDrive) AWD
Brake Energy Regeneration Standard Not available
Wheels 18" 17" (18” $855)

Interior Features

Upholstery SensaTec / Opt. Leather ($1,700) NuLuxe® (Leather Optional)
Power Front Seats 14-way adjustable Standard 10-way adjustable Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Optional (Premium Package $1,070)
Changeable Ambient Lighting Standard Not available
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
SiriusXM Subscription Opt.1-Year (Convenience Pkg. $2,150) Standard 90 Days
Comfort Access Keyless System Optional (Convenience Package) Standard
Gesture Control Opt. (Executive Package $2,100) Not Available
Park Distance Control Optional $200 Optional $550
Standard Infotainment Center 8.8" touchscreen 7" non-touchscreen
Live Cockpit Pro with 12.3" Digital Instrument Cluster Optional ($1,600) Similar Not Available

Safety & ADAS Features

Active Cruise Control Opt. ($1,200) Standard
Active Blind Spot Detection Opt. Driving Assistance Package ($500) Optional (Premium Package)
Rear-view Camera Standard Standard
Frontal Collision Warning Standard Standard
City Collision Mitigation Standard Standard
Lane Departure Warning Standard Standard
Auto-dimming Interior/Exterior Mirrors Standard Optional (Premium Package)
BMW Laserlight headlamps Optional (Executive Package) Similar Not Available

Connectivity Features

Wireless Charging w/ Wi-Fi Hotspot Standard Standard
Infotainment Center Screen Standard Standard
BMW Assist eCall with Enhanced Collision Notification or Similar Standard Standard
Apple® CarPlay™ and Android Auto Optional (Premium Package $2,800) Not available
Live Cockpit Pro w/ Navigation Optional (Driving Assistance Professional Package $1,700) Not available


Price of a BMW 330i xDrive with standard features, Convenience Package, and Active Cruise Control to equalize with the Lexus IS: $46,595. Price of a Lexus IS 300 AWD with standard and optional features and a prepaid maintenance plan to equalize with BMW 330i: $45,660

Though the price difference is $935 in favor of the Lexus, many comfort, convenience, and performance features remain unavailable on the Lexus regardless of upgrades.