Porsche vs. Lexus and BMW
Porsche, Lexus, and BMW are consistently regarded as among the top luxury car brands you can buy. One of these, however, tends to be held in higher esteem than the others.
When it comes to reliability, BMW should not even be mentioned. Porsche and Lexus have, for years, been consistently rated at the very top of automotive reliability in a variety of surveys by both Consumer Reports and J.D. Power, with Porsche occasionally taking the slight edge. If you want a performance luxury car that actually lasts and requires little maintenance, turn your attention to Porsche.
Once again, one of the three brands seems a little out of place in this category, though this time it is Lexus. Though Porsche and BMW both have a reputation for sportiness, Lexus cars tend to be more muted and lethargic — and just flat out slower around the track.
But even between Porsche and BMW, the comparison is somewhat skewed. Porsche consistently produces some of the fastest cars in the world, and while BMW cars are far from slow, they don’t quite operate in the same realm.
For instance, the fastest-ever production vehicle to lap the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit, the most popular and accepted benchmark for car performance, is the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. In fact, four of the top 10 production cars to lap the Nordschleife are Porsches, while neither BMW nor Lexus have pierced the list.
Luxury SUVs and crossovers are the industry’s fastest-rising segments. They’re large, roomy vehicles that can comfortably accommodate multiple passengers while still delivering car-like performance and supreme off-road capabilities. Porsche, BMW, and Lexus all offer several such vehicles, though the Cayenne and Macan are widely regarded as the benchmarks — and the Cayenne is arguably the crossover that started the luxury SUV trend in the first place.
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