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2015 BMW 328 vs. 2014 Toyota Prius v Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the BMW 328 than in the Toyota Prius v, due to the BMW 328's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota Prius v, the BMW 328 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 328 as you will with the Toyota Prius v, 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 Toyota Prius v, 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 Toyota Prius v.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 328 is much wider than the Toyota Prius v, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the BMW 328 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Prius v.

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 Toyota Prius v.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 328 has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Prius v. 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 Toyota Prius v. The BMW 328 has significantly less cargo room than the Toyota Prius v, 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 Toyota Prius v.

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2015 BMW
328

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MSRP*: $41,950

2014 Toyota
Prius v

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MSRP*: $26,750 - $30,395
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.11% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.10% As low as 0.02%
City MPG: 22 44
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 33 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $38,595 $24,902 - $28,295

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