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2014 BMW 535d vs. 2015 Kia K900 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia K900 than the BMW 535d, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia K900 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the BMW 535d.

Convenience
With the BMW 535d you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Kia K900, 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 Kia K900. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Kia K900.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 535d is much slimmer than the Kia K900, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The BMW 535d is slightly shorter than the Kia K900, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW 535d transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Kia K900.

Handling
The BMW 535d has a larger turning radius than the Kia K900, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 535d is significantly less powerful than the Kia K900. 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 535d and the Kia K900. The BMW 535d has less cargo capacity than the Kia K900, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the BMW 535d is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia K900.

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2014 BMW
535d

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

2015 Kia
K900

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MSRP*: $54,500 - $59,900
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.12% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.08% --
City MPG: 26 15
Highway MPG: 37 - 38 --
Engine(s): Inline-6 V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $52,070 - $54,190 $50,581 - $55,592

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