Lexus vs. BMW: Battle of the Brands

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Safety

Winner: Lexus

BMW and Lexus are tied at 9.68 out of 10 when it comes to safety across vehicle lineups. Many 2019 models have yet to be crash tested, and some luxury vehicles don’t undergo crash testing at all, so this is a difficult category to score.

For vehicles that have been crash tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), both BMW and Lexus perform exceedingly well. All U.S. News safety scores for these brands range between 9.3 and 10 on a 10-point scale.

Additionally, both automakers receive praise for their state-of-the-art advanced driver assistance technologies. However, Lexus has continually produced vehicles with more standard safety equipment than rivals, including BMW. Every Lexus model comes standard with a rearview camera, lane departure warning with steering assist, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and much more. Therefore, Lexus gets the win in this category.

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