BMW 3 Series vs Lexus IS Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
MSRP
$46,550
Invoice
$43,790
Average Price Paid
$44,914
108 listings nationwide

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2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD
MSRP
$41,050
Invoice
$38,178
Average Price Paid
$41,050
219 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
Fair Price
$45,853
Good Price
$44,058
Great Price
$43,033
2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD
Fair Price
$41,236
Good Price
$39,763
Great Price
$38,921

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$52,296
14 listings nationwide

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2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$45,446
15 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

Early generations of the BMW 3 Series redefined what a luxury car could be, justifying their prestige badge with sporty driving dynamics and impeccable engineering. BMW changed the lux...

2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

The Lexus IS enters its fourth generation of production, embodying lessons learned from the LC and RC. The 2021 IS targets enthusiast drivers and luxury buyers who might be thinking Ge...

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  • Look and Feel 6
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 7
  • Cost-Effectiveness 5
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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 7
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
45
GuruXPZRK writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2018 BMW 3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan AWD worse.
"Seats are a bit softer and back seats have more room."
Would Buy Ranked 2018 BMW 3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan AWD worse.
"Handling and performance are top 2 reasons. "
2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD
Jay writes:
3.5 Engine screams
Looks/Style Ranked 2021 Acura TLX FWD with A-Spec Package better.
"Low-slung lock"
Would Buy Ranked 2021 Acura TLX FWD with A-Spec Package better.
"More comfortable and faster"

Specs

2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
22 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
30 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 10.6 gal 17.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
--
260 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque
--
236 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.2:1
11.8:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.23 in x 3.72 in
3.7 in x 3.27 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42 in 44.8 in
Back Legroom 35.2 in 32.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.2 cu ft 10.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload 891 lbs --
Exterior
Length 185.7 in 185.4 in
Width 81.4 in 72.4 in
Height 56.9 in 56.7 in
Wheelbase 112.2 in 110.2 in

Available Options

2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
2021 Lexus IS
300 AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Atomic Silver
  • Caviar
  • Cloudburst Gray
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Grecian Water
  • Iridium
  • Matador Red Mica

Option Packages

  • Comfort Package
  • Intuitive Park Assist W/Auto Braking
  • Mark Levinson Audio System
  • Navigation Package
  • Navigation Package W/Mark Levinson Audio
  • Premium Triple-Beam Led Headlamps
  • Intuitive Park Assist W/Panoramic View Monitor

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