2016 Lexus RX 450h vs. 2016 BMW X3 Hybrid

2016 Lexus RX 450H vs 2016 BMW X3 Hybrid

If you're in the market for a luxury hybrid SUV that delivers high horsepower and performance, might have looked at both the 2016 Lexus RX 450H and the 2016 BMW X3 Hybrid. Deciding which car is right for you often comes down to the special features and performance that the car can provide. Exploring the differences between these cars can help make the decision easier. 

Interior & Design

2016 Lexus RX 450H Hybrid Interior2016 BMW X3 Interior Front Seats

When you open the door to the 2016 Lexus RX 450H, you'll instantly be struck by the beauty of the interior. With a luxurious semi-aniline perforated leather-trimmed interior, the Lexus RX 450H not only offers a sophisticated look, but the leather is also extremely soft and is dyed all the way through, unlike traditional leathers. Although the 2016 BMW X3 Hybrid is soft to the touch, its leather is not dyed all the way through, so if you're looking for a higher grade of leather that hides imperfections, the RX 450H is the superior choice. To top it all off, the RX 450H also features interior heated and ventilated front seats and a touch-free power rear hatch, perfect for when your hands are full.

Technology & Safety

2016 Lexus RX Tech and Safety Features2016 BMW X3 Hybrid Technology Features

Although both the RX 450H and X3 Hybrid are equipped with an intelligent all-wheel drive system, the RX 450H is packed with many additional features that the X3 Hybrid lacks. For instance, remote touch technology allows you to easily move through all the logical menus of the RX 450H, and the rear-seat entertainment package provides backseat passengers with plenty of entertainment over the course of a lengthy trip. Also, the 450H features the Lexus Enform App Suite that offers you convenient access to all your favorite apps directly from the vehicle's center console display and even allows you to download the app on your mobile phone so that you can enjoy advanced voice recognition technology with hands-free menu navigation. If you're one of those drivers who loves your car to be jam-packed with the latest technology, then the RX450H beats out the X3.


2016 Lexus RX 450H Hybrid Powertrain2016 BMW X3 Engine Bay

While the RX 450H and X3 Hybrid both have Active Cruise Control, only the RX 450H has the drive mode select feature that allows you to customize your driving experience and efficiency by toggling between eco, normal and sport drive settings. To top it all off, the RX 450H features an astonishing 308 horsepower while the X3 Hybrid only features a 250 horsepower. Moreover, while the RX 450H has a 3.5 liter V6 engine, the X3 Hybrid only has 2.0 liter V4 engine. 

VerdictThe 2016 Lexus RX 450H Hybrid at Lexus of Orlando

With a superior interior, more technology and higher horsepower and overall performance, the 2016 Lexus RX 450H is our pick. Ready to check out our inventory of 2016 Lexus RX 450H SUVs in Orlando, FL? Take the time to schedule a 2016 Lexus RX 450H test drive in Orlando now at our Central Florida Lexus dealership

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