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BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014)
Lexus IS 250 (2014)
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BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014) vs Lexus IS 250 (2014): 35 facts in comparison

1. Has a rear-view camera

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014)
Lexus IS 250 (2014)
62% have it

2. better fuel economy (city)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
9.4l/100 km
Honda Clarity Electric (2017): 1.87l/100 km
13.5l/100 km

3. Has smart key as standard

A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014)
Lexus IS 250 (2014)
48% have it

4. better fuel economy (highway)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
7.3l/100 km
Honda Clarity Electric (2017): 2.28l/100 km
9.4l/100 km

5. more horsepower

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
335hp
Hennessey Venom GT (2014): 1244hp
204hp

6. greater cargo volume

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.
396l
Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet (2014): 3448l
391l

7. Has rear-wheel drive

Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014)
Lexus IS 250 (2014)
35% have it

8. Has a turbocharged engine

A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014)
Lexus IS 250 (2014)
38% have it

9. Has Stop-Start system

A Stop-Start system automatically turns off the engine when stopping in traffic or at a red light, and seamlessly starts it again when pressure is applied to the accelerator. This saves fuel and is more ecological.
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014)
Lexus IS 250 (2014)
33% have it

10. Has regenerative braking

Hybrids and electric cars use regenerative braking, which captures the kinetic energy produced by braking and converts it into electricity. This then charges the battery, effectively increasing the car’s fuel efficiency.
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014)
Lexus IS 250 (2014)
15% have it

11. Has in-car system

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014)
Lexus IS 250 (2014)
65% have it

12. Has fully independent suspension

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014)
Lexus IS 250 (2014)
80% have it

13. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
1
Honda Clarity Fuel Cell (2017): 2
1

14. height

0mm shorter.
1.43m
Volvo XC70 (2015): 917mm
1.43m

15. Has stolen vehicle tracking system

The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014)
Lexus IS 250 (2014)
24% have it

16. better fuel economy (combined)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
8.4l/100 km
Honda Clarity Electric (2017): 2.06l/100 km
11.8l/100 km

17. Has Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014)
Lexus IS 250 (2014)
92% have it

18. longer basic warranty (km)

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.
80000km
Mitsubishi Lancer GT (2014): 96561km
80467km

19. more valves

An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.
24
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport (2013): 64
24

20. shorter length

10mm shorter length.
4.66m
Renault Twizy EV 13kW (2014): 2.34m
4.67m

21. Has ISOFIX/LATCH

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014)
Lexus IS 250 (2014)
90% have it

22. larger fuel tank

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.
57l
Ford Super Duty F-250 XL (2015): 132l
66l

23. longer wheelbase

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).
2.81m
Toyota Tundra SR5 (2014): 3.7m
2.8m

24. Is a hybrid car

Hybrid cars run on a mixture of petrol (gasoline) and electric power. They offer several benefits over traditional petrol-powered cars. For example they produce less CO2 emissions, and due to their fuel efficiency they are often cheaper to run.
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 (2014)
Lexus IS 250 (2014)
8% have it

25. more airbags

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.
6
Tesla Model X 75D (2016): 12
10

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