2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan Diesel vs. 2018 Lexus IS 350

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What is the main difference between 3 Series Sedan Diesel and IS 350?

Two Sedans with more similarities, such as the body structure, market segment, starting price, ground shadow size, height, and maximum occupancy, than differences, like the powertrain, horsepower, and fuel economy. First of all, the 2018 Lexus IS 350 has a more powerful engine than the 2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan Diesel, and it gets 12.5 fewer miles on a gallon of fuel. Among similarities are the body structure, market segment, starting price, ground shadow size, height, and maximum occupancy.

Specification Comparison

Safety Rating
Safety Rating
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Trim
Trim
Configuration
Configuration
  • 2.0 L, Turbo, Diesel, Auto, RWD
  • 3.5 L, Auto, RWD
  • 3.5 L, Auto, AWD
MSRP
MSRP
$41,750
$41,830
Engine
Engine
2.0L Inline-4 Turbo Diesel
3.5L V-6
Horsepower
Horsepower
180 hp
311 hp
Drivetrain
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive
0-60 MPH
0-60 MPH
7.4 sec
5.6 sec
City MPG
City MPG
31 MPG
20 MPG
Highway MPG
Highway MPG
43 MPG
28 MPG
Combined MPG
Combined MPG
36 MPG
23 MPG
Width
Width
80.0 in
79.8 in
Width W/O Mirrors
Width W/O Mirrors
71.3 in
71.3 in
Length
Length
182.8 in
184.3 in
Height
Height
56.3 - 56.5 in
56.3 in
Wheelbase
Wheelbase
110.6 in
110.2 in
Ground Shadow
Ground Shadow
90.5 ft2
91.3 ft2
Seats
Seats
5
5
First Row Head Room
First Row Head Room
40.3 in
38.2 in
First Row Leg Room
First Row Leg Room
42.0 in
44.8 in
First Row Leg Shoulder
First Row Leg Shoulder
55.1 in
55.9 in
Second Row Head Room
Second Row Head Room
37.7 in
36.9 in
Second Row Leg Room
Second Row Leg Room
35.1 in
32.2 in
Second Row Leg Shoulder
Second Row Leg Shoulder
55.1 in
53.4 in

Costs

2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan Diesel

2018 Lexus IS 350

Annual Fuel Cost
Annual Fuel Cost
$1,400 - $1,450
$2,500 - $2,600
Mininum Monthly Lease
Mininum Monthly Lease
$199 (2018 BMW 3 Series 328d Sedan)
$209 (2018 Lexus IS IS 350 RWD)
Lease Due
Lease Due
$3,000
$3,999
Cost To Lease
Cost To Lease
$11,564 - $11,614
$14,023 - $14,123
2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan Diesel vs. 2018 Lexus IS 350 - Front Left Comparison2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan Diesel vs. 2018 Lexus IS 350 - Front Left Comparison
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