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2014 BMW 328d vs. 2014 Toyota Prius v Review

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

Convenience
With the BMW 328d you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Toyota Prius v, due to its larger tank size and better 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 328d 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 328d is much higher than that for the Toyota Prius v.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 328d 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 328d 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 328d does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Prius v.

Handling
The BMW 328d 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 328d 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 328d and the Toyota Prius v. The BMW 328d 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 328d than that of the Toyota Prius v.

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2014 BMW
328d

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MSRP*: $42,950

2014 Toyota
Prius v

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MSRP*: $26,750 - $30,395
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,750 Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.13% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.13% As low as 0.43%
City MPG: 31 44
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 43 --
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*: $39,515 $24,902 - $28,295

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