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2013 BMW 135 vs. 2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Prius Plug-in than the BMW 135, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Toyota Prius Plug-in will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the BMW 135.

Convenience
With the Toyota Prius Plug-in you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the BMW 135, 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). The BMW 135 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Toyota Prius Plug-in, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the BMW 135 is much higher than that for the Toyota Prius Plug-in.

Dimensions
The BMW 135 is about the same width as the Toyota Prius Plug-in. The BMW 135 is slightly shorter than the Toyota Prius Plug-in, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW 135 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Prius Plug-in.

Handling
The BMW 135 has a larger turning radius than the Toyota Prius Plug-in, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 135 has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Prius Plug-in. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The BMW 135 has less seating than the Toyota Prius Plug-in, making the Toyota Prius Plug-in the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW 135 than that of the Toyota Prius Plug-in.

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2013 BMW
135

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MSRP*: $39,600 - $43,550
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2014 Toyota
Prius Plug-in

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MSRP*: $29,990 - $34,905
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $4,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.99% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.08% As low as 0.02%
City MPG: 20 51
Highway MPG: 28 --
Engine(s): Inline-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $36,430 - $40,065 $28,791 - $33,509

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