Comparison: 2007 Lexus IS350 vs. 2007 BMW 335i


The 2007 BMW 335i vs. the 2007 Lexus IS350

Edmunds has published a head-to-head battle of the 2007 IS350 vs. the BMW 335i, and while the results are fairly predictable (Shock! The 3-series wins again), a point must be made that the test itself was skewed in favor of Bavaria.

With performance being the main point of the comparison, the 335i was equipped with an optional $1,700 sports package, while the only options given to the IS350 were luxury appointments like the $3,990 navigation package and safety features like the $2,900 pre-collision system/dynamic radar cruise control. Considering this, is it any shock that the 335i outperformed the IS350 or that the Lexus was more expensive?

How can you draw proper conclusions when the test subjects are uneven?

[Via: BMW Blog]

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  1. I completely agree with you. Even if they were evenly matched and the BMW still won (in the performance category) “slaughter” is like saying the BMW was up against a Chevy Malibu.

  2. Even three months later, this review still irks me.

    Still, it’s not quite as bad as the RX 350 vs. Hyundai Veracruz comparison by Motor Trend.