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2021 BMW 540 vs. 2021 Lexus ES 250 Review

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2021 BMW
540

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2021 Lexus
ES 250

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MSRP*
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$59,450 to $61,750
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$40,000 to $49,000
Invoice* $55,790 to $57,930 $37,468 to $45,749
MPG - City 23 - 25 25
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus ES 250 than the BMW 540, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 540 and the Lexus ES 250 in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 540 as you will with the Lexus ES 250, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The BMW 540 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Lexus ES 250, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW 540 and the Lexus ES 250 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 540 is about the same width as the Lexus ES 250. When looking at overall length, the BMW 540 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus ES 250.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW 540 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus ES 250.

Handling
The BMW 540 has about the same turning radius as the Lexus ES 250, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 540 has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus ES 250. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 540 and the Lexus ES 250. The BMW 540 has less cargo capacity than the Lexus ES 250, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The BMW 540 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus ES 250.