2018 LEXUS IS 300 VS. 2018 BMW 3-SERIES
If you're looking for a new sedan, you've likely noticed that it's not exactly easy to decide between the many great options that are out there these days. One thing you may want to consider is moving into the luxury sedan category. These cars aren't nearly as expensive as a lot of people think they are and you actually end up getting a lot more for your money than you do when you purchase a non-luxury vehicle.

Here's a quick breakdown comparing two popular luxury sedans, pitting the 2018 Lexus IS 300 vs. the 2018 BMW 3 Series.
Performance
The  2018 LEXUS IS 300  comes equipped with a standard 2.0-litre turbo inline four-cylinder engine capable of delivering up to 241 horsepower and as much as 258 pound-feet of torque between 1,650 and 4,400 rpm. In addition, the IS 300 can accelerate from zero to 60 in under seven seconds, which isn't bad at all for a smaller engine.

The  2018 BMW 3 SERIES  comes standard with a similar four-cylinder turbo inline engine. However, the standard engine on the 3 Series delivers only 180 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque between 1,250 and 4,500 rpm. It's interesting to see such a large performance gap in two very similar engines but the 2018 Lexus IS 300 comes out ahead in terms of power and performance.

Fuel Economy

The 2018 Lexus IS performs very well in terms of fuel efficiency, offering up to 22 mpg on city streets and as much as 32 mpg on the highway. These numbers are actually a bit above industry standards for a car of this size and mean you'll be spending more time on the road and less time filling up at the pump.

The 2018 BMW 3 Series performs a bit better than the Lexus IS in this category, at least at first glance. The 3 Series offers as much as 24 mpg on city streets and 34 mpg on highways, which is slightly better than the fuel economy on the Lexus. However, when you consider fuel economy and performance in context, the fact that the 2017 Lexus IS outperforms in terms of power while only taking a minor hit to fuel efficiency ultimately puts it ahead in this category as well.

Luxury and Convenience

In terms of technology and connectivity, both cars perform in beautiful fashion. Each offers a touch-screen control panel that can be hidden away inside the dashboard when it's not needed and offers access to popular features such as:

Bluetooth connectivity
Hands-free calling
Streaming media playback
Available onboard navigation
Real-time news, traffic, and weather updates

One thing that sets the 2018 Lexus IS apart from its competition in this area is the inclusion of a dynamic information cluster display, which can be used to offer supplemental information to the driver when necessary.

While both the 2018 Lexus IS and the 2018 BMW 3 Series are great vehicles with a lot to offer, the 2018 Lexus IS 300 is a more capable vehicle overall. Visit  HENNESSY LEXUS OF GWINNETT  and test drive one to see for yourself what makes this such an amazing luxury sedan.