Why We Love the 2018 BMW X3 vs the 2018 Lexus RX 350 at BMW of Peabody

At BMW of Peabody, we're committed to helping you determine which one of our BMW models is right for you, your family, and your lifestyle. The BMW X3 crossover SUV has been pleasing crowds year after year. Visit your trusted BMW dealers in MA to see how it matches up to the competition.


The 2018 BMW X3

It's not always easy to find a spacious luxury crossover that's also fun to drive, but that's what you get with the 2018 BMW X3.


Powering the 2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, which is matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. The high-performing M40i model comes with a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that cranks out 355 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Both models are quick, agile, and a blast to drive.


Standard features include a 6.5-inch central display screen with the BMW iDrive infotainment system, a 12-speaker sound system, and a USB port. Designed with versatile space in mind, the 2018 BMW X3 offers 28.7 cubic feet of cargo volume, which can be expanded to 62.7 cubic feet of space with the seats folded.


The 2018 Lexus RX 350


The 2018 Lexus RX 350 is another popular choice, especially for drivers looking for comfort and luxury. Overall though, if you're a performance enthusiast and your family requires a lot of customizable space, we think the 2018 BMW X3 is the right choice.

The base trim of the Lexus RX 350 comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that puts out 295 horsepower and 276 lb-ft of torque, which pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Since the BMW model is quite a bit lighter, the Lexus RX 350 is unlikely to match its agility. All-wheel drive is available but doesn't come standard. On top of that, cargo space measures only 18.4 cubic feet, which can be expanded to 56.3 cubic feet. Standard features include an eight-inch display screen and a nine-speaker sound system.

You need to get behind the wheel to understand the meticulously engineered performance of the 2018 BMW X3 for yourself at 221 Andover Street. We can't wait to show you around our stunning inventory of new BMW cars for sale near Lynnfield, MA or introduce you to a certified pre-owned model. See you soon!


BMW of Peabody

221 Andover Street
Directions Peabody, MA 01960

  • Sales: 978.538.9900
  • Service: (978) 538-9900
  • Parts: (978) 573-5651

BMW X3 details at a glance:

  • 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • All-wheel drive
  • 12-speaker sound system
  • 28.7/62.7 cubic feet of cargo volume


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  • Friday 8:00AM-7:00PM
  • Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM
  • Sunday Closed

Lexus RX 350 details at a glance:

  • 3.5-liter V6 engine
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Nine-speaker sound system
  • 18.4/56.3 cubic feet of cargo volume