BMW X3 vs Lexus RX Hybrid

2022 BMW X3
2022 BMW X3
$43,700MSRP
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2023 Lexus RX Hybrid
2023 Lexus RX Hybrid
$49,400MSRP
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2022 BMW X3
$43,700MSRP
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2023 Lexus RX Hybrid
$49,400MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$43,700

MSRP

$49,400

Average price

$29,959

Average price

$35,262

Listings

9247

Listings

2796
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.8 out of 10

Expert reviews

7.5 out of 10
Pros
  • Standard advanced safety features
  • Excellent value for money
  • Spacious
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Underwhelming base engine
Pros
  • RX 350h trims are fuel efficient
  • RX 500h trims are fun to drive
  • Impressive technology
Cons
  • RX 500h delivers poor fuel economy
  • Not much cargo space
  • Poor head-up display integration

Reviews Summary

Since its inception in 2003, the BMW X3 has grown to become one of the brand’s top sellers. And starting with its second generation (circa 2010), the luxury compact crossover has been built at BMW Spartanburg—the automaker’s only United States manufacturing facility. Incidentally, because Spartanburg is the global producer of every gas-powered BMW crossover besides the X1 and X2, the plant also boasts the highest production numbers of any BMW plant worldwide. One can speculate that the popular X3 has a lot to do with that.

Last redesigned for 2018, the X3 receives a rather hefty mid-cycle refresh for 2022. Although the xDrive30e plug-in hybrid has been dropped from the lineup, updates to the remaining models include design tweaks, new engines, more technology, and an expanded suite of safety features.

Reviews Summary

During the past three years, the RX 450h hybrid has accounted for an average of 15.4% of all Lexus RX sales in the U.S. Now, a redesigned 2023 Lexus RX is set to go on sale by the end of 2022, and the automaker will offer three hybrid models: the RX 350h, RX 450h+, and the RX 500h F Sport Performance. Based on time spent driving two of these three new 2023 Lexus RX Hybrid models, we expect them to at least double, if not triple, the previous-generation RX 450h’s share of sales. As long as the price is right, of course.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

2.0L 248 hp I4

Engine

2.5L 246 hp I4 Hybrid

Drive Train

RWD

Drive Train

AWD

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

248 hp @ 5200 rpm

Horsepower

246 hp @ 6000 rpm

MPG City

23

MPG City

37

MPG Highway

29

MPG Highway

34
2022 BMW X3
2022 BMW X3
$43,700MSRP
Overview
Overview
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2023 Lexus RX Hybrid
2023 Lexus RX Hybrid
$49,400MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2022 BMW X3
$43,700MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2023 Lexus RX Hybrid
$49,400MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$43,700
$49,400
Average price
$29,959
$35,262
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.5
4.5
Expert reviews

7.8 out of 10

Read full review

7.5 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Standard advanced safety features
  • Excellent value for money
  • Spacious
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Underwhelming base engine
Pros
  • RX 350h trims are fuel efficient
  • RX 500h trims are fun to drive
  • Impressive technology
Cons
  • RX 500h delivers poor fuel economy
  • Not much cargo space
  • Poor head-up display integration
Summary

Since its inception in 2003, the BMW X3 has grown to become one of the brand’s top sellers. And starting with its second generation (circa 2010), the luxury compact crossover has been built at BMW Spartanburg—the automaker’s only United States manufacturing facility. Incidentally, because Spartanburg is the global producer of every gas-powered BMW crossover besides the X1 and X2, the plant also boasts the highest production numbers of any BMW plant worldwide. One can speculate that the popular X3 has a lot to do with that.

Last redesigned for 2018, the X3 receives a rather hefty mid-cycle refresh for 2022. Although the xDrive30e plug-in hybrid has been dropped from the lineup, updates to the remaining models include design tweaks, new engines, more technology, and an expanded suite of safety features.

During the past three years, the RX 450h hybrid has accounted for an average of 15.4% of all Lexus RX sales in the U.S. Now, a redesigned 2023 Lexus RX is set to go on sale by the end of 2022, and the automaker will offer three hybrid models: the RX 350h, RX 450h+, and the RX 500h F Sport Performance. Based on time spent driving two of these three new 2023 Lexus RX Hybrid models, we expect them to at least double, if not triple, the previous-generation RX 450h’s share of sales. As long as the price is right, of course.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.0L 248 hp I4
2.5L 246 hp I4 Hybrid
Drive Train
RWD
AWD
Seating Capacity
5
5
Horsepower
248 hp @ 5200 rpm
246 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG City
23
37
MPG Highway
29
34
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