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2015 BMW 428 vs. 2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Prius Plug-in than the BMW 428, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota Prius Plug-in, the BMW 428 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 428 as you will with the Toyota Prius Plug-in, 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 428 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Toyota Prius Plug-in, 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 428 is much higher than that for the Toyota Prius Plug-in.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 428 is much wider than the Toyota Prius Plug-in, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the BMW 428, which is slightly longer than the Toyota Prius Plug-in.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW 428 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Prius Plug-in.

Handling
The BMW 428 has a larger turning radius than the Toyota Prius Plug-in, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 428 has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Prius Plug-in. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The BMW 428 has less seating than the Toyota Prius Plug-in, making the Toyota Prius Plug-in the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW 428 than that of the Toyota Prius Plug-in.

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2015 BMW
428

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MSRP*: $40,600 - $42,600

2014 Toyota
Prius Plug-in

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MSRP*: $29,990 - $34,905
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City MPG: 22 - 23 51
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 33 - 35 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $37,350 - $39,190 $28,791 - $33,509

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