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2014 BMW 328 vs. 2014 Subaru Outback Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Outback than the BMW 328, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Subaru Outback will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the BMW 328.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 328 as you will with the Subaru Outback, 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). The BMW 328 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Subaru Outback, 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 328 is much higher than that for the Subaru Outback.

Dimensions
The BMW 328 is about the same width as the Subaru Outback. If you go with the BMW 328, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Outback.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW 328 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Subaru Outback.

Handling
The BMW 328 has about the same turning radius as the Subaru Outback, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 328 has a much more powerful engine than the Subaru Outback. 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 BMW 328 and the Subaru Outback. The BMW 328 has significantly less cargo room than the Subaru Outback, 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 328 than that of the Subaru Outback.

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2014 BMW
328

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MSRP*: $41,450
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2014 Subaru
Outback

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MSRP*: $23,495 - $32,095
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,000 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.19% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.12% --
City MPG: 22 17 - 24
Highway MPG: 33 25 - 30
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $38,135 $22,123 - $30,034

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