BMW and Lexus are known for providing premium comfort, innovative technology, and all the latest safety features. That may be why they're at the top of your list. The question is: Which brand's dealership should you visit first in Solon, Cleveland, or Hudson, OH?

Our team at BMW Cleveland is here to help you decide with this battle of the brands. It's BMW vs. Lexus. Let's meet the superior luxury brand!





Top Midsize SUV

Lexus RX

Active Driving Assistant

Advanced Safety System

Lexus Safety System+ 2.0

6 awards

2020 J.D. Power Awards

3 awards

60,000 miles

CPO Mileage Limitation

70,000 miles

Which Brand Has the Superior Midsize SUV: BMW or Lexus?

Whether you're taking a business trip or traversing the city on a staycation, a midsize SUV from BMW or Lexus will help you find your adventure. If you're looking for the more powerful SUV, the BMW X5 comes with a 335-horsepower 3.0L TwinPower Turbo engine. The 295 horsepower of the 3.5L V6-standard with the Lexus RX-is simply no match.

The innovative infotainment systems in these SUVs are both anchored by a 12.3-inch touchscreen, but the X5 adds the convenience of the iDrive 7.0 system. It lets you control the technology with your voice, the touchscreen, or the touchpad controller. These two models share the following:

  • Bluetooth®
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • SiriusXM®
  • Navigation

Is that your favorite song playing? You'll want to turn up the volume in the BMW X5. It offers a 20-speaker, Bowers & Wilkins® Diamond Surround Sound System. It provides a superior surround sound experience compared to the 15-speaker Mark Levinson® Premium Surround Sound Audio System available with the RX.

Safety Innovations of BMW and Lexus

BMW and Lexus have long been two of the top pioneers in vehicle safety. That's why they're 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 technologies:

  • 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.

Do you need more peace of mind when navigating a crowded parking lot? A vehicle from either manufacturer will help refine your parking game. Many of their models offer parking sensors in both the front and the rear that will warn you when you get too close to potential obstacles. That way, you'll be able to nail that tricky spot.

BMW vs Lexus: Should You Buy Certified Pre-Owned?

Buying a certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle from either manufacturer is a good choice. It gets you behind the wheel of a valuable pre-owned car with plenty of adventures left in it.

That being said, you may find BMW Certified Pre-Owned cars will have a bit more life left in them. They must have fewer than 60,000 miles on the odometer to qualify for the CPO program. Certified pre-owned Lexus models, on the other hand, can have up to 70,000 miles on the odometer.

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

Should You Buy a BMW or a Lexus?

BMW and Lexus are two top luxury brands, but if you're looking for a midsize SUV or want to buy certified pre-owned, BMW is the superior choice. At BMW Cleveland, you can take your favorites on the streets of Solon, Cleveland, and Hudson, Ohio, to see which BMW you want to drive home.

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