White BMW X3

2019 BMW X3

Beige Lexus RX 350

2019 Lexus RX 350

2019 BMW X3 vs. 2019 Lexus RX 350


Starting MSRP

26 mpg

Combined Fuel Economy

23 mpg
4,400 pounds

Max Trailer Weight

3,500 pounds
28.7 cubic feet

Interior Cargo Volume

18.4 cubic feet
36 months/36,000 miles

Covered Maintenance

12 months/10,000 miles
144 months/unlimited miles

Corrosion Coverage

72 months/unlimited miles


If you have been shopping for a sophisticated SUV with plenty of power, ample cargo space, and remarkable warranty coverage, it is likely that you have compared the BMW X3 vs. Lexus RX 350. While both models have plenty to offer San Francisco drivers, one model pulls ahead in several key areas important to vehicle shoppers. East Bay BMW has compared the BMW X3 vs. Lexus RX 350 to help you narrow down your decision.

Towing and Hauling Needs

While luxury SUVs deliver the ultimate in comfort and convenience, many drivers also require ample space for cargo as well as the ability to tow heavy items. If you need your vehicle to handle more than just daily commutes to the office, then you will want to opt for the 2019 BMW X3.

  • BMW X3 Max Towing Capacity: 4,400 lbs.
  • BMW X3 Interior Cargo Volume: 28.7 cubic feet
  • Lexus RX 350 Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs.
  • Lexus RX 350 Interior Cargo Volume: 18.4 cubic feet

The BMW X3 proves that it is more than just sophisticated good looks and opulent features. The Lexus RX 350 doesn’t quite measure up.

Warranty Coverage

When comparing warranty coverage of the BMW X3 vs. Lexus RX 350, the BMW once again comes out ahead in a few areas. The X3 is covered against corrosion for 144 months and an unlimited number of miles. That’s twice the coverage offered with the 2019 Lexus RX 350 – opt for the competitor model, and you will only receive 72 months of protection against corrosion.

Additionally, when you choose the BMW X3, you will also be able to save a bit when it comes to routine maintenance. The BMW X3 comes with 36 months/36,000 miles (whichever comes first) of covered maintenance. With the RX 350 from Lexus, certain routine maintenance tasks are only covered for 12 months or 10,000 miles, depending on which milestone you reach first. Not only will you save on maintenance costs, the BMW X3 also has a lower starting MSRP of $41,000 compared to the $43,670 starting MSRP of its competitor from Lexus.

Experience the BMW X3 at East Bay BMW

Now that you have explored the BMW X3 vs. Lexus RX 350 in our SUV comparison, we’re sure that you will want to get behind the wheel of the X3 for a test drive. We’ve only scratched the surface of what the new X3 can do. The experts at East Bay BMW would be glad to show you all that this spectacular SUV has to offer. Contact us today with any questions or to set up your test drive. Want to continue your research before heading out? Compare the BMW X3 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC or X3 vs. BMW X5 to learn more!

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