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2014 BMW 535d vs. 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The BMW 535d 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 535d and the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 in the front seats.

Convenience
With the BMW 535d you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the BMW ActiveHybrid 3, 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 535d is somewhat more expensive than the BMW ActiveHybrid 3. 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 535d and the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 535d 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 535d, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the BMW ActiveHybrid 3.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW 535d does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the BMW ActiveHybrid 3.

Handling
The BMW 535d has a larger turning radius than the BMW ActiveHybrid 3, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The BMW 535d has less horsepower than the BMW ActiveHybrid 3, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 535d and the BMW ActiveHybrid 3. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the BMW 535d will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the BMW ActiveHybrid 3.

Warranty
The BMW 535d comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW ActiveHybrid 3.

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2014 BMW
535d

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MSRP*: $56,600 - $58,900

2013 BMW
ActiveHybrid 3

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MSRP*: $49,650
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.12% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.08% --
City MPG: 26 25
Highway MPG: 37 - 38 --
Engine(s): Inline-6 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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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $52,070 - $54,190 $45,680

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