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2014 Lexus ES 2014 BMW 4-Series 2014 Lexus IS
4dr Sdn
  • 4dr Sdn
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

Prices

MSRP $36,620 $40,500 $36,100
Invoice $34,300 $37,260 $33,573
Avg. Paid $35,889 $39,380 $35,712

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 8.9 8.7
Critics' Rating 7.2 9.5 8.9
Performance 7.2 9.3 8.1
Interior 8.0 7.7 7.9
Safety 9.7 N/A 9.6
Reliability 4.5 3.5 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Spacious, comfortable interior
  • Refined V6 engine
  • Functional, high-quality interior
  • Powerful engine choices
  • Good fuel economy
  • Razor-sharp handling
  • Upscale cabin
  • Refined ride and handling
  • Smooth powertrain
Cons
  • Numb steering
  • Quirky infotainment system
  • Limited back-seat space
  • Subpar fuel economy

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded V-6 3.5 L/211 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Premium Unleaded V-6 2.5 L/152
MPG 21 City / 31 Hwy 23 City / 35 Hwy 21 City / 30 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Coupe Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 111 110.6 110.2
Length, Overall (in) 192.7 182.6 183.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 71.9 71.3
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 54.2 56.3

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
Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3549 3470 3461

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 Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional 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 Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Start Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional Optional
Power Liftgate Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional 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 Optional 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 Optional Standard Optional
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 5 4 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 100.1 90.2
Front Head Room (in) 37.5 39.8 38.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.2 44.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.6 55.3 55.9
Front Hip Room (in) 54.8 54.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 36.1 36.9
Second Leg Room (in) 40 33.7 32.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55 51.7 53.4
Second Hip Room (in) 53.8 54
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.2 15.7 13.8

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Optional Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Optional 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 Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Leather Seats Optional Optional Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Optional
Seat Memory Optional Standard Optional
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 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 Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional Standard Standard
Lane Departure Warning Optional 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 Regular Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Displacement 3.5 L/211 2.0 L/122 2.5 L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 268 @ 6200 240 @ 5000 204 @ 6400
Torque (Net @ RPM) 248 @ 4700 255 @ 1250 185 @ 4800
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 37.4 37.1 34.2

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 35 30
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 15.8 17.4

Suspension

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