2016 Lexus IS vs 2016 BMW 320

Comparing Luxury Sedans

When it comes to luxury sedans, two that come up a lot in comparison are the Lexus IS and the BMW 320. They’re both fiercely outfitted vehicles that look, feel and play with an attitude and elegance. These two are both powerful luxury cars that stand confidently as modern, excellent, well-performing models. They are lovable and affordable but when asked to choose, which one would you pick? Let’s look at the features with the 2016 Lexus IS vs 2016 BMW 320 comparison page.


The 2016 BMW 320 and the Lexus IS both have a turbocharged, four-cylinder engine inside to make it tick. The base IS200t uses a 2.0-liter turbo engine with 241 horsepower averaging as good as a 7.2 L/100km fuel rating when driven on the highway. It is a rear wheel drive machine with a powerful 8-speed automatic transmission with smooth changing ratios. The BMW also has a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. It is also an 8-speed automatic transmission, rear-wheel drive model. The 320 makes 180 horsepower. It terms of peak fuel economy it does a touch better than the Lexus getting as good as 6.8 L/100km on highway.


The IS keeps its passengers comfortable with its spacious and intuitive design. A heated steering wheel, dual zone automatic climate control and rear seat heater ducts. Lexus Premium 8-speaker Audio system with display keeps you connected to all your favorite go-to’s. The BMW still uses its infamous BMW Assist system giving destination guidance, concierge services, crash notifications and emergency assistance among other powerful features. It takes an intuitive hands free approach to open with an intelligent storage concept that is as functional as it is unique.


After crash testing, the BMW 320 got a 5-star rating from the NHTSA. It’s safety features include blind spot monitors, collision warnings, lane departure warnings, auto-leveling headlights among others. The Lexus IS also has a 5 star crash rating from the NHTSA. It has safety features such as Lexus Enform Safety Connect, pre-collision systems, HID headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, rear cross traffic alerts, parking assist and a backup camera, and more. Both cars are considered top-notch in terms of safety.

Lexus IS at Lexus of Edmonton

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