2016 BMW 3 Series vs 2016 Lexus IS
2016 Lexus IS
320 hp (3.0-L turbo 6-cylinder) Top Horsepower 305 hp (3.5-L V6)
24/36 mpg Top Mileage (city/highway) 22/33 mpg
Collision Mitigation with Pedestrian Detection Braking Assist Options Braking Assist
iDrive Infotainment System Enform

2016 BMW 3 Series vs 2016 Lexus IS

interior of the 2016 BMW 3 Series

Car shoppers in the market for a premium compact luxury sedan want power, top features, and the kind of grace and elegance only achieved with top-of-the-line engineering. Both of the vehicles in this 2016 BMW 3 Series vs 2016 Lexus IS comparison can deliver on these, but only one shines in every category. Both of these models come standard with features like dual zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, foglights, USB port connectivity, a color display screen, and HD radio. Each model also features standard luxury vinyl interior, with optional leather upholstery.

The 2016 BMW 3 Series makes a striking contrast however when we look at the available technology on this vehicle, especially safety technology. While both the 2016 Lexus IS and the BMW 3 Series are available with top safety sensing technology, the 2016 BMW 3 Series goes the extra distance to keep families safe. Both vehicles are available with parking sensors, a rearview camera, and a variety of other features including collision mitigation. However, where the 2016 BMW 3 Series will go so far as to stop itself when it senses a possible accident or a pedestrian in the road, the Lexus IS can only augment the vehicle's brake force, not act by itself to prevent accidents.

2016 BMW 3 Series Powertrain Advantages

When it comes to powertrain, one vehicle once again stands out when comparing the 2016 BMW 3 Series vs 2016 Lexus IS. Each of the 2016 BMW 3 Series trim levels comes with its own powertrain which offers different advantages for drivers, whether they want sporty handling or top fuel efficiency. In this comparison, the 2016 BMW is available with both the top horsepower option, and the most fuel efficient gasoline powertrain option. The 3 Series is also the only compact luxury sedan in this comparison to offer a diesel engine option. Diesel powertrains often offer an excellent combination of fuel efficiency and torque, and the available 2016 BMW 3 Series diesel engine is no exception.

The 2016 BMW 3 Series is also available with adaptive LED headlights and automatic high beams, adaptive suspension dampening for top sporty handling, a voice controlled navigation system, and BMW Remote Services. This last features can allow owners to lock their 3 Series, turn on the heating or air conditioning, or find the vehicle's location easily all from a smartphone app. For more information on this comparison or the 2016 BMW 3 Series, contact a member of our New BMW of Topeka sales team at 785-266-8480 today.

2016 BMW 3 Series gearshift and other controls