BMW 2 Series vs Lexus IS

BMW 2 Series vs Lexus IS

Are you in need of a new sedan? Looking for something that’s equally powerful and tech-savvy? Sounds like you need a versatile sedan like the 2021 BMW 2 Series or Lexus IS. Both are sure to enhance your commutes in and around Destin, Panama City, and Fort Walton Beach, FL, but which is right for you?

To help you learn more, we at BMW of Fort Walton Beach have created this BMW 2 Series vs. Lexus IS review. Keep reading to learn more!

BMW 2 Series Engine Specs

Powerful Performance Capabilities

There’s nothing quite like getting behind the wheel and whizzing around town. With the press of the accelerator, you can feel your eyes dilate and the hairs on the back of your neck stand tall. This is possible with either the 2 Series or IS, thanks to their powerful performance capabilities.

What’s even better is that both sedans are offered in optional engine configurations that add even more thrills to your commutes.

BMW 2 Series vs Lexus IS Optional Engine Specs


2 Series



3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder

3.5L V6




Acceleration (0 – 60 MPH)

4.4 seconds

5.6 seconds

While both sedans offer impressive power, the 2 Series leaves the IS in its dust, thanks to its turbocharged capabilities.

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BMW 2 Series Driving

BMW 2 Series vs Lexus IS: Safety Features

The safety of you and your passengers is the most important thing. That’s why both the 2 Series and IS come standard with active safety features: Active Driving Assistant in the 2 Series and Lexus Safety System+ 2.5 in the IS.

Both use cameras and sensors to monitor your surroundings and provide alerts if a hazard is detected, so you can make any necessary adjustments. Similar features of both safety suites include Frontal Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning.

Additionally, the 2 Series comes standard with Park Distance Control to assist with front and rear parking. When you get too close to a vehicle when parking, you’ll receive an alert. This way, you can easily maneuver even some of the tightest parking spots.

BMW 2 Series Front End

Compact & Comfortable: Dimensions

Both the 2 Series and IS are small in stature, but that doesn’t mean they don’t both offer plenty of space to stretch out inside. Let’s take a closer look!

BMW 2 Series vs Lexus IS Dimensions


2 Series



174.7 inches/69.8 inches/55.8 inches

185.4 inches/72.4 inches/56.5 inches

Headroom (front/rear)

40.1 inches/36.5 inches

38.2 inches/36.9 inches

Legroom (front/rear)

41.5 inches/33 inches

44.8 inches/32.2 inches

Despite its smaller size, the BMW 2 Series offers extra wiggle room to passengers, especially when it comes to front-seat passengers.

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BMW 2 Series vs Lexus IS: The Verdict

When it’s time to give your Destin, Panama City, and Fort Walton Beach, Florida, travels an upgrade, purchasing a luxury sedan—like the 2021 BMW 2 Series or Lexus IS—is just what you need. While both vehicles are great choices, after reading through our BMW 2 Series vs. Lexus IS comparison, it’s clear the 2 Series is the way to go.

To learn more about this vehicle and all of its features, visit us at BMW of Fort Walton Beach to test drive the 2 Series today!

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