BMW and Lexus are two luxury brands that are well-known for their safety, reliability, and sophistication. That may leave you wondering which brand has the vehicle you should take to the streets of Knoxville, Loudon, and Lenoir City, TN.

Grayson BMW is hosting this battle of the brands, so you can decide which luxury car maker is right for you. It's BMW vs. Lexus-let's see who comes out on top!





Top Midsize SUV

Lexus RX


2020 KBB Midsize Luxury SUV Best Buy


Active Driving Assistant

Advanced Safety System

Lexus Safety System+ 2.0

Two Awards

2020 J.D. Power Quality Awards

One Award

60,000 miles

CPO Mileage Limitation

80,000 miles

BMW vs Lexus: Vehicle Safety

Luxury cars like those made by BMW and Lexus set the precedent for vehicle safety, which is why these two brands are so closely matched in this category. Most of their vehicles come standard with advanced suites of driver-assistive features. For example, the Active Driving Assistant equips most BMW vehicles with the following safety technology:

  • Active Blind Spot Detection
  • Frontal Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Speed Limit Info

The Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 includes many similar technology features, but BMW separates itself with the Active Protection System. This exclusive safety system prepares the vehicle for impact when it detects an imminent collision by automatically tightening seat belts, closing the windows, and activating post-crash braking.

A vehicle from either manufacturer will help refine your parking game. Many of them offer parking sensors in both the front and the rear. They will warn you when you get too close to potential obstacles, so you can squeeze into the trickiest spaces.

Who Has the Better Midsize SUV: BMW or Lexus?

It's a classic showdown: The BMW X5 vs. Lexus RX. The X5 comes out of the gate strong after being named 2020 Midsize Luxury SUV Best Buy by Kelly Blue Book®. It's a distinction not given to the Lexus RX.

What gives the BMW X5 the edge over the Lexus RX? Start with the user-friendly infotainment system. While both SUVs come with features like Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, you'll only get iDrive 7.0 with the X5. It lets you use the sound of your voice, the touchscreen, or the iDrive touchpad Controller to control the infotainment system.

The BMW X5 also has the advantage in the power department. Its standard 3.0L TwinPower Turbo engine cranks out 335 horsepower. The 3.5L V6 engine that comes standard on the Lexus RX is no match-it maxes out at just 295 horsepower.

BMW vs Lexus: Who Has the Superior CPO Program?

Are you thinking about getting behind the wheel of a certified pre-owned luxury car? You will have peace of mind in either a Lexus or a BMW. Both manufacturers put their vehicles through rigorous inspections and reconditioning processes before calling them certified pre-owned.

You may find that BMW Certified Pre-Owned cars will have a bit more life left in them. They must have less than 60,000 miles on the odometer to qualify for the program. Certified pre-owned Lexus models, on the other hand, can have up to 80,000 miles on the odometer.

You will have the peace of mind that comes with a certified pre-owned limited warranty, regardless of which brand you choose. They add more coverage when the new vehicle warranty expires. They also offer this protection for an unlimited number of miles.

BMW vs Lexus: The Winning Luxury Brand

Both BMW and Lexus are closely matched when it comes to certified pre-owned vehicles, but if you're looking for the luxury brand with the superior safety features and a better midsize SUV, BMW is the brand for you. Take your favorite model to the roads of Knoxville, Loudon, and Lenoir City, Tennessee.

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