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2014 BMW 328 Gran Turismo vs. 2014 Nissan LEAF Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW 328 Gran Turismo than the Nissan LEAF. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 328 Gran Turismo and the Nissan LEAF in the front seats.

Convenience
With the BMW 328 Gran Turismo you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Nissan LEAF, 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 328 Gran Turismo will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Nissan LEAF, 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 Gran Turismo is much higher than that for the Nissan LEAF.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 328 Gran Turismo is much wider than the Nissan LEAF, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the BMW 328 Gran Turismo, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Nissan LEAF.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW 328 Gran Turismo does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Nissan LEAF.

Handling
The BMW 328 Gran Turismo has a significantly larger turning radius than the Nissan LEAF, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 328 Gran Turismo has a much more powerful engine than the Nissan LEAF. 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 Gran Turismo and the Nissan LEAF. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the BMW 328 Gran Turismo will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Nissan LEAF.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW 328 Gran Turismo than that of the Nissan LEAF.

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2014 BMW
328 Gran Turismo

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MSRP*: $41,450

2014 Nissan
LEAF

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MSRP*: $28,980 - $35,020
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $3,500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.05%
City MPG: 22 126
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 33 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 107-hp, (electric)
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*: $38,135 $27,154 - $32,803

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