Video Comparison: Lexus ES 350 vs BMW 335i

Videos | March 21st, 2013 by 10
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The boys at TFLcar return with a video comparison of the BMW 335i and its competitor from Japan, the Lexus ES 350. The new 2013 …

The boys at TFLcar return with a video comparison of the BMW 335i and its competitor from Japan, the Lexus ES 350.

The new 2013 Lexus ES 350 and the new BMW 335i have one very important thing in common…they are the most popular cars that Lexus and BMW builds and sells. For over 15 years the Lexus ES has out sold every other Lexus model in the Luxury Toyota line-up. The BMW 3 series is ( and has been) by far the best-selling BMW that the Bavarian car manufacturer builds.

Lexus gave the ES a redesign in 2007, including a larger V6 engine producing 272-horsepower from its 3.5-liter displacement. The transmission of choice is a six-speed automatic.

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Powered by the award-winning N55 3.0 liter straight-six, the 335i outputs 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft (407 Nm) of torque. In a previous straightline test, MotorTrend clocked the 335ifrom 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and 1/4 mile in 13.3 sec @ 103.9 mph.

So is the 2013 Lexus ES 350 or the 2013 BMW 335i the better entry level sport and luxury ride? Let’s have a look.

10 responses to “Video Comparison: Lexus ES 350 vs BMW 335i”

  1. bmwracer says:

    That hourglass front grille of the Lexus bites.

  2. bmwracer says:

    These two reviewers are awful, just awful… Stop trying to be funny and cute… Get down to business, morons.

  3. PHZ says:

    These are not competitors. The 3er competes with the Lexus IS. The ES competes with a Toyota Avalon and Hyundai Azera.

    • auaq says:

      See, that’s what I was thinking that the F30 should have been juxtaposed to a Lexus IS and not the ES model. The F10 can be compared to the ES model but I don’t understand how this one got worked out. The powertrain can be compared though. Sometimes I find their reviews quite awkward and one that makes no sense to me.

    • Michael says:

      The Lexus in no way competes with a Toyota or a Hyundai. To even say otherwise indicates a fundamental lack of knowledge. That being said technically the 3er compares with both the ES and IS.

      I would never choose the Lexus but in fairness the ES is an excellent vehicle for the segment it competes in.

      • PHZ says:

        I would say the other way around. You don’t know what you’re talking about.

        The Lexus is based on the Toyota Avalon so technically it is the same. The Hyundai also shares a similar size, front drive layout, similar engine type, equipment level, etc. The only difference between the Toyota, Hyundai, and Lexus is the better dealer experience at Lexus.

        The BMW 3 on the other hand is much smaller, rear wheel drive, twin turbo engine, and caters to the sporty driver not just the driver seeking comfort, faux luxury, and size at a low price.

        Yes, the Lexus is excellent in its segment, but it’s a different segment than the BMW.

        • Serge says:

          You are right, 3-er and ES are not competitors. The cars are from different classes. But even if there would be IS – I can’t imagine how rebadged toyota can be a rival for BMW.

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