2019 LEXUS IS 300 VS. 2019 BMW 3-SERIES

Both the 2019 Lexus IS 300 and 2019 BMW 3-Series are small cars that offer more than ample passenger space. However, the Lexus has a number of dimensional advantages that may make it a more appealing option for some buyers, including:

  • More compact body: The Lexus IS 300 is 184.3 inches long and 71.3 inches wide, while the BMW 3-Series is 185.7 inches long and 71.9 inches wide. Due to its smaller dimensions, the IS 300 is easier to drive in tight quarters and parking lots, making it a more suitable car for commuting in a crowded city.
  • More front legroom: The Lexus has 44.8 inches of legroom in the front row, enabling you and your front passenger to feel comfortable and relaxed even on long road trips. The BMW, on the other hand, offers only 42 inches of legroom for its front occupants.
Luxury and Convenience

Cars like the 2019 Lexus IS 300 and 2019 BMW 3-Series are designed to provide optimal comfort and convenience, so you and your passengers can expect nothing less than a delightful ride. Nevertheless, the IS 300 may have a slight advantage in this department because of a few additional features, such as:

  • Remote starting system: The Lexus IS 300 comes with a remote starting system that allows you to start the car from a certain distance away. This means that you can warm up the engine and cabin from inside your home, which is especially useful when it's very cold outside. The BMW 3 Series doesn't have remote start.
  • Front-passenger memory seat: Both the IS 300 and 3-Series offer memory settings for the driver's seat as an option, but the Lexus also has an available front-passenger memory seat. This feature adjusts the front-passenger seat to suit the preferences of different passengers.

Whether you choose the 2019 Lexus IS 300 or 2019 BMW 3-Series, you'll receive a basic warranty that covers the whole car for four years or 50,000 miles. The Lexus, however, offers a more generous powertrain warranty.

  • Longer powertrain warranty: The IS 300 comes with a six-year or 70,000-mile powertrain warranty that fully covers all repairs needed on its engine, transmission, driveshafts, joints, and axles. Powertrain coverage on the 3-Series expires two years or 20,000 miles sooner.


Despite its slightly lower starting price, the 2019 Lexus IS 300 has many advantages over the 2019 BMW 3-Series, offering excellent value for its buyers. If you want to know whether the Lexus IS 300 is the right car for you, feel free to arrange a test drive.