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2014 BMW 320 vs. 2014 Toyota Avalon Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Avalon than the BMW 320, due to its greater head- and legroom. The BMW 320 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Avalon.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 320 as you will with the Toyota Avalon, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 BMW 320 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Avalon. 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 320 is much higher than that for the Toyota Avalon.

Dimensions
The BMW 320 is a little narrower than the Toyota Avalon, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the BMW 320, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota Avalon.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the BMW 320 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Toyota Avalon.

Handling
The BMW 320 has about the same turning radius as the Toyota Avalon, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 320 is significantly less powerful than the Toyota Avalon. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 320 and the Toyota Avalon. The BMW 320 has significantly less cargo room than the Toyota Avalon, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW 320 than that of the Toyota Avalon.

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2014 BMW
320

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MSRP*: $32,750 - $34,750

2014 Toyota
Avalon

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MSRP*: $31,590 - $39,900
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.13% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.13% As low as 0.26%
City MPG: 23 - 24 21
Highway MPG: 35 - 36 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $30,130 - $31,970 $28,431 - $35,910

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