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2014 Acura TL vs. 2014 BMW 328d Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Acura TL offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the BMW 328d with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Acura TL, drivers may find the BMW 328d a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the BMW 328d you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Acura TL, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Acura TL will have less of an impact on your bank account than the BMW 328d. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Acura TL will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the BMW 328d.

Dimensions
Since the Acura TL is much wider than the BMW 328d, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Acura TL, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the BMW 328d.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Acura TL doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the BMW 328d.

Handling
The Acura TL has a larger turning radius than the BMW 328d, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura TL has a much more powerful engine than the BMW 328d. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura TL and the BMW 328d. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Acura TL as you will in the BMW 328d.

Warranty
The Acura TL comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 328d.

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2014 Acura
TL

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MSRP*: $36,030 - $39,580

2014 BMW
328d

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MSRP*: $38,600 - $40,600
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $750
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 3.11%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.10%
City MPG: 18 - 20 31 - 32
Highway MPG: 26 - 29 43 - 45
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $33,828 - $37,113 $35,510 - $37,350

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