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2015 BMW 528 vs. 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The BMW 528 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the BMW ActiveHybrid 3. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 528 and the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 in the front seats.

Convenience
The BMW 528 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the BMW ActiveHybrid 3, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Whether you pick the BMW 528 or the BMW ActiveHybrid 3, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW 528 and the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 528 is much wider than the BMW ActiveHybrid 3, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the BMW 528, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the BMW ActiveHybrid 3.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the BMW 528 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the BMW ActiveHybrid 3.

Handling
The BMW 528 has a larger turning radius than the BMW ActiveHybrid 3, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 528 is significantly less powerful than the BMW ActiveHybrid 3. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 528 and the BMW ActiveHybrid 3. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the BMW 528 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the BMW ActiveHybrid 3.

Warranty
The BMW 528 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW ActiveHybrid 3.

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2015 BMW
528

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MSRP*: $49,750 - $52,050

2013 BMW
ActiveHybrid 3

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MSRP*: $49,650
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.11% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.10% --
City MPG: 22 - 23 25
Highway MPG: 33 - 34 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $45,770 - $47,885 $45,680

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