Compare Lexus to Audi and BMW Models

There are many good choices when deciding on a used luxury vehicle near Honolulu. It is a difficult choice to make when you are presented with a Lexus, Audi, or BMW vehicle. But what are the differences between these brands and vehicles?

The Lexus RX

The Lexus RX 350 is a luxury midsize SUV that is overall well-rounded near Maui. In terms of the interior, the RX delivers outstanding quality. With an exemplary fit-and-finish, the cabin is sleek and straightforward in design. Upscale materials fill the cabin, and there are two rows of roomy, supportive seats in the base RX. In the base RX, cargo space comes with 58.5 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down.

Infotainment-wise, the RX comes standard with an 8-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, voice recognition, HD Radio, six USB ports, a nine-speaker premium stereo, Amazon Alexa, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. This system is fairly responsive and easy to use around Kauai, plus there are plenty of available features.

When it comes to performance on the road, the RX comes equipped with a capable 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 295 horsepower and 268 torque. This provides smooth and steady acceleration, as well as decent power to pull away from a stop.

The Lexus IS

The Lexus IS is a small car with plenty of standard features and pleasant handling. The interior is impressive overall, with quality materials like soft-touch plastic, synthetic leather, and wood. A highlight of the cabin is its ability to muffle road and wind noise, creating a relaxing, tranquil driving experience around Waipahu.

For infotainment, the IS comes with a standard 8-inch touch screen, which is easy to see and reach while driving. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, Amazon Alexa, HD Radio, two USB ports, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and ten speakers are also standard. There are more available standard features as well.

Performance-wise, the IS sedan comes with three base engine configurations. These include the IS 300, IS 300 AWD, and IS 350 F Sport. All three are peppy engines. The IS 300 delivers 241 horsepower, the IS 300 AWD delivers 260 horsepower, and the IS 350 F Sport delivers 311 horsepower.

The Audi Q7

The Audi Q7 is a midsize SUV that compares to the Lexus RX 350 near Mililani. It is an SUV that fuses abundant tech features and upscale cabin materials. The interior is frankly lavish, which is similar to the Lexus RX 350. Leather upholstery and state-of-the-art technology fuel the Q7's futuristic feel. This SUV features three rows, but only the first row is fun to sit in. When the Q7 turns, passengers in the backseat may slide around due to a lack of bolstering and support. This is not the case in the Lexus RX 350.

The MMI infotainment system comes with two responsive touch screens, each of which uses haptic feedback and audio signals to notify you that your selections were logged. However, there are many submenus that clutter the overall experience, making it hard to find the exact screen you want. Again, this is not the case with the Lexus RX 350.

There are three peppy engines available for the Q7 near Kaneohe. The base 248-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivers less power than the base engine on the base Lexus RX 350. Yet the Q7 is still fun to drive and stands out for being comfortable.

The Audi A4

The Audi A4 features an overall balanced ride and an elegant cabin near Kaimuki. Similar to the Lexus IS, the A4's cabin is sleek and comes with high-end amenities like leather upholstery, ambient interior lighting, heated front seats, and eight-way power-adjustable and heated front seats.

The MMI infotainment system is very user-friendly in the A4. A standard 10.1-inch touch screen displays easy-to-navigate menus and features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, a 10-speaker audio system, and two USB ports. There are many more premium features available as well.

For performance near Kailua, the base engine on the A4 is a 201-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It has plenty of power for getting around town, but it does not match up to the Lexus IS's 241 horsepower engine.

The BMW X5

The BMW X5 is a midsize SUV that boasts lively handling, quick acceleration on Ewa Beach roads, and an attractive interior design. While the cabin is attractive and has plenty of high-quality materials, it has a simplistic design. The Lexus RX 350 has a more distinct interior style.

The infotainment system, BMW's iDrive system, is an intuitive series of standard and available features. Some of the standard infotainment features include a 12.3-inch touch screen, a 10-speaker stereo, voice recognition, Bluetooth, navigation, and more.

When it comes to power, the base engine pumps out 335 horsepower, which is more than the 295 horsepower base engine of the Lexus RX 350. Overall it delivers a balanced performance.

The BMW 2-Series

The BMW 2-Series is a small car that delivers a thrilling driving experience and a refined cabin. The interior features all high-end materials, like wood trim and leather upholstery. The standard four seats are comfortable for adults.

The standard infotainment array includes a 6.5-inch display, a seven-speaker stereo, Apple CarPlay, a USB port, and Bluetooth. There are more available features.

For power, the base engine pumps out 248 horsepower, similar to the Lexus IS's base 241 horsepower. This vehicle is also lively on the road and is an energetic car.

Visit Servco Pre-Owned to Test Drive a Lexus near Aiea Today

With Lexus models a cut above the rest, it just makes sense to choose to shop pre-owned Lexus vehicles at Servco Pre-Owned. We carry the Lexus RX 350, the Lexus IS, the Lexus CT, and many used Lexus specials. Our luxury Oahu used car dealership is always open for you.