Shoppers looking for a luxury vehicle have more choices now than ever before, but not every luxury brand is the same. If you’re considering a Lexus but wondering how it compares against other brands such as BMW, then Lexus of Lexington is here to help. Our Lexus vs. BMW comparison takes an in-depth look at the key differences that are important when considering your next vehicle and will help make your decision easier.
All 2020 and 2021 models now come standard with the Lexus Safety System+ 2.0.1 The new system addresses the three most common accident types: frontal collisions, unintended lane departures, and nighttime accidents. It includes Pre-Collision System, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert, Intelligent High Beams, Road Sign Assist and Lane Tracing Assist. BMW’s top safety comes at a substantial extra cost for the same level of protection that you find standard in all new Lexus models.
One look at the results of the 2020 IIHS Top Safety Picks reveals that Lexus holds a significant advantage over BMW. Lexus earned four (4) Top Safety Pick awards in 2020 compared to BMW’s one (1).
2020 IIHS Top Safety Picks – Lexus Models
When considering confidence and peace of mind, new car warranty coverage is a critical component of any vehicle purchase. Both Lexus and BMW feature identical 4 year / 50,000 mile new vehicle warranty coverage terms.4 That’s where the similarities stop. Taking a closer look at powertrain warranty coverage lengths, BMW powertrain coverage ends when the new warranty does — after 4 years / 50,000 miles. Offering an advantage, Lexus owners will continue to enjoy powertrain warranty coverage for 6 years / 70,000 miles — 2 whole years and 20,000 miles longer than BMW.
Since the introduction of the first-generation hybrid system, Lexus engineers have continuously improved the technology to make it more efficient, compact, lightweight and powerful. These advanced hybrids deliver a variety of advantages over a conventional powertrain, including instantaneous acceleration and superior MPG without sacrificing the luxury you crave. As of 2019, over 1.45 million units have been sold globally.
Currently, you’ll find a total of 6 hybrid models in the Lexus lineup, including sedans, SUVs, and a coupe. While BMW offers several hybrid options, they come with the inconvenience of having to charge in between daily trips or throughout long drives.
Lexus Hybrid Lineup
When you drive a Lexus, you’ll enjoy the confidence that comes with owning a vehicle with greater resale value than most brands. In the Best Resale Value Awards,5 the experts at Kelley Blue Book named their top picks for vehicles with superior resale value in their respective segments. For 2020, four different Lexus models took home the award in their segments. Conversely, BMW did not earn any first place awards in the 2020 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards.
Lexus continues to set the benchmark for refined luxury. Across the entire Lexus lineup you’ll find that luxury comes standard, that our vehicles are built to a higher standard and that they create an experience that can only be described as AMAZING.
1Drivers are responsible for their own safe driving. Always pay attention to your surroundings and drive safely. System effectiveness is dependent on many factors including road, weather and vehicle conditions. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.
2To qualify for 2020 TOP SAFETY PICK, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. It also must earn an advanced or superior rating for available front crash prevention — vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations. Finally acceptable or good headlight must be available.
3To qualify for 2020 TOP SAFETY PICK+, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. It also must earn an advanced or superior rating for available front crash prevention — vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations. Finally acceptable or good headlight must be standard.
4The Basic Warranty coverage is for 48 months or 50,000 miles, whichever occurs first. Wheel alignment and balancing are covered for 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever occurs first. The powertrain warranty is for 72 months or 70,000 miles, whichever occurs first.
5Source: 2020 Best Resale Value Awards – Kelley Blue Book