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BMW 3-Series vs. Lexus IS Price Comparison (MSRP)

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BMW 3-Series vs. Lexus IS Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $45,390

Lexus IS 200t   
Difference: $6,529

Lowest Total Invoice: $42,223

Lexus IS 200t   
Difference: $6,411

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year2017201720172017201720172017
Model3-Series3-Series3-Series3-SeriesISISIS
Trim328d330i330e iPerformance340i200t300350
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $40,250 $38,750 $44,100 $47,900 $37,825 $40,200 $41,370
Base Invoice $38,115 $36,720 $41,695 $45,225 $35,178 $37,386 $38,474
Navigation system 1,950 1,950 1,950 1,950 1,735 1,735 1,735
Premium Package 2,450 2,450 2,450        
Lighting Package 800 800 800 800      
Driver Assistance Plus 1,700 1,700 1,700 1,700      
Driver Assistance Package 950 950 950 950      
Metallic paint (extra cost) 700 700 700 700      
Sunshade, rear, power 575 575 575 575 210 210 210
Heated front seats 500 500 500 500      
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200      
Track Handling Package   2,300          
M Sport Package       0      
Adaptive dampers - electrical       700      
F Sport Package         3,545 3,145 3,155
Blind spot warning system         600 600 600
Obstacle detection, rear         500 500 500
Navigation system 1,775 1,775 1,775 1,775 1,604 1,604 1,604
Premium Package 2,255 2,255 2,255        
Lighting Package 735 735 735 735      
Driver Assistance Plus 1,565 1,565 1,565 1,565      
Driver Assistance Package 875 875 875 875      
Metallic paint (extra cost) 645 645 645 645      
Sunshade, rear, power 530 530 530 530 192 192 192
Heated front seats 460 460 460 460      
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed 1,105 1,105 1,105 1,105      
Track Handling Package   2,115          
M Sport Package       0      
Adaptive dampers - electrical       645      
F Sport Package         3,262 2,893 2,904
Blind spot warning system         552 552 552
Obstacle detection, rear         460 460 460
Options (change) 10,825 13,125 10,825 9,075 6,590 6,190 6,200
Options (change) 9,945 12,060 9,945 8,335 6,070 5,701 5,712
Destination 995 995 995 995 975 975 975
Gas Tax 0 0 -4,001 0 0 0 0
Total Price $52,070 $52,870 $51,919 $57,970 $45,390 $47,365 $48,545
Total Invoice $49,055 $49,775 $48,634 $54,555 $42,223 $44,062 $45,161

The configured BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

The configured Lexus IS 4dr Sedan

Even when the BMW 3-Series and Lexus IS are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the BMW 3-Series 328d trim is $40,250. The features would cost an additional $10,825. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $52,070.

The base sticker price of the BMW 3-Series 330i trim is $38,750. The features would cost an additional $13,125. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $52,870.

The base sticker price of the BMW 3-Series 330e iPerformance trim is $44,100. The features would cost an additional $10,825. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $51,919.

The base sticker price of the BMW 3-Series 340i trim is $47,900. The features would cost an additional $9,075. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $57,970.

The base sticker price of the Lexus IS 200t trim is $37,825. The features would cost an additional $6,590. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $45,390.

The base sticker price of the Lexus IS 300 trim is $40,200. The features would cost an additional $6,190. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $47,365.

The base sticker price of the Lexus IS 350 trim is $41,370. The features would cost an additional $6,200. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $48,545.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the BMW 3-Series trims is 5. The feature adjusted price of the Lexus IS trims is 5. Based on this adjustment, the Lexus IS 200t appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

The configured Lexus IS 4dr Sedan

Even when the BMW 3-Series and Lexus IS are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the BMW 3-Series 328d trim is $38,115. The features would cost an additional $9,945. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $49,055.

The invoice of the BMW 3-Series 330i trim is $36,720. The features would cost an additional $12,060. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $49,775.

The invoice of the BMW 3-Series 330e iPerformance trim is $41,695. The features would cost an additional $9,945. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $48,634.

The invoice of the BMW 3-Series 340i trim is $45,225. The features would cost an additional $8,335. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $54,555.

The invoice of the Lexus IS 200t trim is $35,178. The features would cost an additional $6,070. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $42,223.

The invoice of the Lexus IS 300 trim is $37,386. The features would cost an additional $5,701. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $44,062.

The invoice of the Lexus IS 350 trim is $38,474. The features would cost an additional $5,712. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $45,161.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the BMW 3-Series trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Lexus IS trims is 2. Based on this adjustment, the Lexus IS 200t appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. Lexus IS

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Lexus IS 200t
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $4,964
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $4,945
Model Year2017201720172017201720172017
Model3-Series3-Series3-Series3-SeriesISISIS
Trim328d330i330e iPerformance340i200t300350
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine180hp I4 D248hp I4181hp I4 PiH320hp I6241hp I4255hp V6306hp V6
TransmissionT8T8T8T8T8T6T8
DrivetrainRWDRWDRWDRWDRWDAWDRWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)205, 9205, 9205, 9205, 9293, 8293, 8293, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/50-17225/45-18225/50-17225/45-18225/40-18225/40-18225/40-18
Total Price$52,070$52,870$51,919$57,970$45,390$47,365$48,545
Adjustments for Features-1,540-1,790-1,565-1,8150-1,425-425
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$50,530$51,080$50,354$56,155$45,390$45,940$48,120
Cost Above Minimum$176$726$0$5,801$0$550$2,730
Total Invoice$49,055$49,775$48,634$54,555$42,223$44,062$45,161
Adjustments for Features-1,451-1,685-1,466-1,7080-1,326-395
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$47,604$48,090$47,168$52,847$42,223$42,736$44,766
Cost Above Minimum$436$922$0$5,679$0$513$2,543

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Features Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. Lexus IS

Model Year2017201720172017201720172017
Model3-Series3-Series3-Series3-SeriesISISIS
Trim328d330i330e iPerformance340i200t300350
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300$1300$1300$1300$1300 $1300
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic     $1100 
RWD$0$0$0$0$0 $0
AWD     $1700 
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control    $750$750$750
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000$1000$1000$1000   
Electronic engine sound enhancement     $0$0
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100$100$100$100   
Sunshades, second row$125$125$125$125   
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0$0$0$0   
Around view cameras$500$500$500$500   
Driver drowsiness monitor$150$150$150$150   
High performance brake pads (optional) $0  $0$0$0
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based    $200$200$200
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system    $100$100$100
Rear cross-traffic detection    $100$100$100
Rear side airbags    $300$300$300
Rearview camera    $200$200$200
Temporary spare tire    $150$150$150
Tires, run-flat$150 $150$150   
Vehicle health reports    $0$0$0
Wide-view front camera$150$150$150$150   
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment$50$50$50$50   
Overhead sunglass holder    $25$25$25
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50$50$50$50   
Handwriting recognition$200$200$200$200   
Heated windshield washer nozzles$15$15$15$15   
In-vehicle Internet$150$150$150$150   
Media drive$15$15$15$15   
Navigation map updates, three years$0$0$0$0   
Rain-sensing wipers$175$175$175$175   
Rear air vents    $100$100$100
Rear air vents with manual controls$150$150$150$150   
Residual heat$50$50$50$50   
S Voice support$0$0$0$0   
Satellite radio    $200$200$200
Satellite radio - one year subscription$250$250$250$250   
SMS text-to-speech reader    $50$50$50
Variable intermittent wipers    $75$75$75
Voice control for external devices$0$0$0$0   
Water-repellent front-door glass    $15$15$15
Exterior 
Black exterior trim (optional)$0$0$0$0   
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)    $50$50$50
Painted brake calipers (optional) $0     
Sport rocker panels (optional)   $0   
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Analog clock    $25$25$25
Boost gauge    $75  
Compass$0$0$0$0   
Fog lights$125$125$125    
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display    $250$250$250
Large energy flow and fuel economy display  $25    
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25$25$25$25   
Performance meter    $150$150$150
Power-folding mirrors$50$50$50$50   
Steering-linked headlights$150$150$150$150   
Powertrain 
3.6 kW onboard charger  $0    
8 kWh battery pack  $0    
Automatic start / stop$150$150$150$150   
Raised top speed limiter $0     
Regenerative braking$0$0 $0   
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100 $100 $100$100$100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats    $300$300$300
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$50$50$50$50   
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat$50$50$50$50   
Memory system, driver seat$200$200$200$200   
Metal pedals    $75$75$75
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150$150$150$150   
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$150$150$150$150   
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat    $100$100$100
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat$100$100$100$100   
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat$100$100$100$100   
Upholstered instrument cluster hood    $50$50$50
Wood trim$300$300$300$300   
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical $500 $500  $500
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0 $0$0$0$0
Total Value of Features$6,280$6,530$6,305$6,555$4,740$6,165$5,165
Value of Feature Adjustments$1,540$1,790$1,565$1,815$0$1,425$425
Value of Feature Adjustments-1,451-1,685-1,466-1,7080-1,326-395

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Specifications Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. Lexus IS

Model Year20172017
Model3-SeriesIS
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase110.6 in110.2 in
Length182.5 in184.3 in
Width71.3 in71.3 in
Height56.3 in56.3 in
Curb Weight3,502 lb.3,584 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.8 gal.17.4 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.3 in38.2 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.1 in55.9 in
Row 1 Hip Room0.0 in54.3 in
Row 1 Legroom42.0 in44.8 in
Row 2 Headroom37.7 in36.9 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.1 in53.4 in
Row 2 Hip Room0.0 in54.0 in
Row 2 Legroom35.1 in32.2 in
Cargo Volume13.0 ft310.8 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series 328d

Navigation system
FeatureValueRequested?
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15No
In-vehicle Internet150No
Handwriting recognition200No
Siri Eyes Free support0Yes
S Voice support0No
4G LTE connectivity50No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
App support100Yes
Remote app25Yes
Total Requested85067%
Total Not Requested41533%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunroof900Yes
LED headlights250Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat150No
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150No
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
Total Requested140068%
Total Not Requested65032%
Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-linked headlights150No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Total Requested20057%
Total Not Requested15043%
Driver Assistance Plus
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Around view cameras300No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Driver drowsiness monitor150No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Wide-view front camera150No
Speed limit information0No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested85059%
Total Not Requested60041%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Total Requested700100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series 330i

Navigation system
FeatureValueRequested?
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15No
In-vehicle Internet150No
Handwriting recognition200No
Siri Eyes Free support0Yes
S Voice support0No
4G LTE connectivity50No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
App support100Yes
Remote app25Yes
Total Requested85067%
Total Not Requested41533%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunroof900Yes
LED headlights250Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat150No
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150No
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
Total Requested140068%
Total Not Requested65032%
Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-linked headlights150No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Total Requested20057%
Total Not Requested15043%
Driver Assistance Plus
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Around view cameras300No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Driver drowsiness monitor150No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Wide-view front camera150No
Speed limit information0No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested85059%
Total Not Requested60041%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Total Requested700100%
Total Not Requested00%
Track Handling Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sport suspension (upgrade)250Yes
Adaptive dampers - electrical500Yes
Performance braking system (optional)250No
Painted brake calipers (optional)0No
High performance brake pads (optional)0Yes
Variable steering ratio (optional)0No
Raised top speed limiter0No
255/40YR18 tires200No
225/45YR18 tires200No
Total Requested75054%
Total Not Requested65046%

Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series 330e iPerformance

Navigation system
FeatureValueRequested?
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15No
In-vehicle Internet150No
Handwriting recognition200No
Siri Eyes Free support0Yes
S Voice support0No
4G LTE connectivity50No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
App support100Yes
Remote app25Yes
Total Requested85067%
Total Not Requested41533%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunroof900Yes
LED headlights250Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat150No
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150No
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
Total Requested140068%
Total Not Requested65032%
Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-linked headlights150No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Total Requested20057%
Total Not Requested15043%
Driver Assistance Plus
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Around view cameras300No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Driver drowsiness monitor150No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Wide-view front camera150No
Speed limit information0No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested85059%
Total Not Requested60041%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Total Requested700100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series 340i

Navigation system
FeatureValueRequested?
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15No
In-vehicle Internet150No
Handwriting recognition200No
Siri Eyes Free support0Yes
S Voice support0No
4G LTE connectivity50No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
App support100Yes
Remote app25Yes
Total Requested85067%
Total Not Requested41533%
Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-linked headlights150No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Total Requested20057%
Total Not Requested15043%
Driver Assistance Plus
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Around view cameras300No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Driver drowsiness monitor150No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Wide-view front camera150No
Speed limit information0No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested85059%
Total Not Requested60041%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Total Requested700100%
Total Not Requested00%
M Sport Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sport suspension (upgrade)250Yes
Sport front fascia (optional)0No
225/45VR18 tires400No
Sport rocker panels (optional)0No
Total Requested25038%
Total Not Requested40062%

Option Package Details
Lexus IS 200t

Blind spot warning system
FeatureValueRequested?
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100No
Total Requested35078%
Total Not Requested10022%
Obstacle detection, rear
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Total Requested500100%
Total Not Requested00%
Navigation system
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system550Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
SMS text-to-speech reader50No
Speed limit information0No
Vehicle health reports0No
App support100Yes
Total Requested72594%
Total Not Requested506%
F Sport Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Boost gauge75No
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250No
Sport suspension (upgrade)250Yes
Special exterior trim0No
Special interior trim0No
Metal pedals75No
Dark-colored headliner (optional)0No
Performance meter150No
LED headlights500Yes
High performance brake pads (optional)0Yes
Front sport buckets100Yes
255/35YR18 tires200No
225/40YR18 tires200No
Heated front seats200Yes
Cooled or ventilated front seats300No
Rearview camera200Yes
Total Requested125050%
Total Not Requested125050%

Option Package Details
Lexus IS 300

Blind spot warning system
FeatureValueRequested?
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100No
Total Requested35078%
Total Not Requested10022%
Obstacle detection, rear
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Total Requested500100%
Total Not Requested00%
Navigation system
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system550Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
SMS text-to-speech reader50No
Speed limit information0No
Vehicle health reports0No
App support100Yes
Total Requested72594%
Total Not Requested506%
F Sport Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Electronic engine sound enhancement0No
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250No
Sport suspension (upgrade)250Yes
Special exterior trim0No
Special interior trim0No
Metal pedals75No
Dark-colored headliner (optional)0No
Performance meter150No
LED headlights500Yes
High performance brake pads (optional)0Yes
Front sport buckets100Yes
255/35YR18 tires200No
225/40YR18 tires200No
Cooled or ventilated front seats300No
Rearview camera200Yes
Total Requested105047%
Total Not Requested117553%

Option Package Details
Lexus IS 350

Blind spot warning system
FeatureValueRequested?
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100No
Total Requested35078%
Total Not Requested10022%
Obstacle detection, rear
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Total Requested500100%
Total Not Requested00%
Navigation system
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system550Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
SMS text-to-speech reader50No
Speed limit information0No
Vehicle health reports0No
App support100Yes
Total Requested72594%
Total Not Requested506%
F Sport Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive dampers - electrical500Yes
Electronic engine sound enhancement0No
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250No
Sport suspension (upgrade)250Yes
Special exterior trim0No
Special interior trim0No
Metal pedals75No
Dark-colored headliner (optional)0No
Performance meter150No
LED headlights500Yes
High performance brake pads (optional)0Yes
Front sport buckets100Yes
255/35YR18 tires200No
225/40YR18 tires200No
Heated front seats200Yes
Cooled or ventilated front seats300No
Rearview camera200Yes
Total Requested175060%
Total Not Requested117540%

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