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2014 BMW 4-Series 2014 Lexus IS 2014 Acura TL
Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Convertible
  • Convertible
4dr Sport Sdn Auto RWD
  • 4dr Sport Sdn Auto RWD
  • 4dr Sport Sdn Auto AWD
  • 4dr Sdn RWD
  • 4dr Sdn AWD
  • 2dr Conv
  • 2dr Conv
  • 4dr Sdn
2WD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic Special Edition
  • SH-AWD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic with Technology Package
  • 2WD Automatic with Advanced Package
  • SH-AWD Manual with Technology Package
  • SH-AWD Automatic with Technology Package
  • SH-AWD Automatic with Advanced Package

Prices

MSRP $40,500 $36,100 $36,030
Invoice $37,260 $33,573 $33,828
Avg. Paid $39,101 $36,008 $33,761

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.8 8.8 8.6
Critics' Rating 9.5 8.9 8.3
Performance 9.3 8.1 7.8
Interior 7.7 7.9 8.2
Safety N/A 9.6 9.3
Reliability 3.0 4.5 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Functional, high-quality interior
  • Powerful engine choices
  • Good fuel economy
  • Razor-sharp handling
  • Upscale cabin
  • Refined ride and handling
  • Smooth powertrain
  • Comfortable front and rear seats
  • Attractive, high-quality interior
  • SH-AWD models’ sporty handling
  • Long list of standard features
Cons
  • Limited back-seat space
  • Subpar fuel economy
  • Unimpressive fuel economy

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Premium Unleaded V-6 2.5 L/152 Premium Unleaded V-6 3.5 L/212
MPG 23 City / 35 Hwy 21 City / 30 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Coupe Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 110.6 110.2 109.3
Length, Overall (in) 182.6 183.7 194
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.9 71.3 74
Height, Overall (in) 54.2 56.3 57.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3470 3461 3726

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Start Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Optional Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 90.2 98.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 38.2 38.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 44.8 42.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 55.9 58.2
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 55.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.1 36.9 36.7
Second Leg Room (in) 33.7 32.2 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 53.4 56.2
Second Hip Room (in) 54 54.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.7 13.8 13.1

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Leather Seats Optional Optional Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Optional Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Seat Memory Standard Optional Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard Standard
Lane Departure Warning Optional Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Displacement 2.0 L/122 2.5 L/152 3.5 L/212
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 240 @ 5000 204 @ 6400 280 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 255 @ 1250 185 @ 4800 254 @ 5000
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 37.1 34.2 38.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 21 20 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 30 29 (Est)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.8 17.4 18.5

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional
Suspension Type - Front Strut Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
8-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Optional
6-Speed Manual Optional