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2021 BMW X3 PHEV vs. 2021 Lexus NX 300h Review

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2021 BMW
X3 PHEV

MSRP*: $49,600
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2021 Lexus
NX 300h

MSRP*: $40,160 to $46,910
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Invoice* $46,630 $37,751 to $44,096
MPG - City Info not available 33 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 59.4 ft3 53.6 ft3
Engine 288-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Plug-In Electric/Gas) 194-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 288 hp 194 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 185.9 in 182.7 in
Exterior Width 74.4 in 73.6 in
Leg Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 36.4 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 36.1 in
Head Room Front 41.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 37.4 - 38.2 in
Rear 38.0 - 38.1 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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
The BMW X3 PHEV offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Lexus NX 300h. The BMW X3 PHEV offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Lexus NX 300h, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

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 X3 PHEV is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus NX 300h. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the BMW X3 PHEV and the Lexus NX 300h have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW X3 PHEV is a little wider than the Lexus NX 300h, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the BMW X3 PHEV takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus NX 300h.

Handling
The BMW X3 PHEV has a larger turning radius than the Lexus NX 300h, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW X3 PHEV greatly out-muscles the Lexus NX 300h.

Powertrain
The BMW X3 PHEV has much lower torque than the Lexus NX 300h, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the BMW X3 PHEV and the Lexus NX 300h. The BMW X3 PHEV has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Lexus NX 300h.

Warranty
The BMW X3 PHEV comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus NX 300h.