Lexus IS                                 vs.             BMW 3 Series

If you're looking for a new luxury sedan, you have plenty of options. In your search, you may have come across the 2019 Lexus IS and the BMW 3 Series. If you want to know which model is perfect for you, take a look at this comparison.

Performance
 

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The 2019 Lexus IS has a couple of engine options that give you your perfect level of power: 

  • A 2.0-liter inline-four engine that produces 241 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.  
  • A 3.5-liter V-6 engine that produces 311 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque.

Each engine is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The 2019 BMW 3 Series has more of a one-size-fits-all approach:

  • Each sedan comes standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. 
  • If you want higher power levels, there is a wagon model that brings those numbers up.

The engine is also paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Luxury & Convenience

The 2019 Lexus IS has a series of optional packages that lets you equip your sedan the way you want:

  • The Navigation Package upgrades your touch screen to a 10.3-inch touch screen that acts as your assistance on the road. 
  • The $1,510 Premium Package adds heated and ventilated front seats, rain-sensing wipers, upgraded outside mirrors, and more. 
  • The 2019 Lexus IS 300 has a 10-airbag system that includes front air bags for both the front seats and side airbags for both rows. 
  • It comes standard with the Lexus Safety System+, which includes a pre-collision system, lane assistance, intelligent high-beams, blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, and dynamic radar cruise control.

Pick and choose what to put into your Lexus to create your perfect ride.

The 2019 BMW 3 Series also has packages that let you upgrade your sedan, though they're pricier:

  • The Premium Package is $4,700 more and adds features such as driver-assist technologies, heated seats, Apple CarPlay, and more.
  • The 2019 BMW 3 Series has front air bags for both the front seats and side airbags for the front with no option for rear-row side air bags. 
  • The BMW 330i sedan also comes standard with driver-assist features: frontal collision warning, city collision mitigation, and lane departure warning. 
  • Many of the available driver-assist features available to the 330i are only accessible through the package upgrades.

Pricing

  • The 2019 Lexus IS has a starting MSRP of $38,560.
  • The 2019 BMW 330i sedan has a starting MSRP of $40,250.

Warranty

The 2019 Lexus IS has:

  • A basic warranty that covers 4 years or 50,000 miles.
  • A drivetrain warranty that covers 6 years or 70,000 miles.
  • Roadside assistance for 4 years.

The 2019 BMW 3 330i sedan has:

  • A basic warranty that covers 4 years or 50,000 miles.
  • A drivetrain warranty that covers 4 years or 50,000 miles.
  • Roadside assistance for 4 years.

When you're ready to see if the 2019 Lexus IS is the sedan for you, give us a visit at Hennessy Lexus Atlanta. Let us show you why this pinnacle sedan has the competition beat.