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2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 vs. 2014 Hyundai Equus Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Equus than the BMW ActiveHybrid 5, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Hyundai Equus will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the BMW ActiveHybrid 5.

Convenience
The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Hyundai Equus, 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 ActiveHybrid 5 or the Hyundai Equus, 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 ActiveHybrid 5 and the Hyundai Equus have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 is a little narrower than the Hyundai Equus, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the BMW ActiveHybrid 5, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Hyundai Equus.

Drivetrain
The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 has much less torque than the Hyundai Equus, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 has about the same turning radius as the Hyundai Equus, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 is significantly less powerful than the Hyundai Equus. 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 ActiveHybrid 5 and the Hyundai Equus. The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 has significantly less cargo room than the Hyundai Equus, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Equus.

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2013 BMW
ActiveHybrid 5

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MSRP*: $61,400

2014 Hyundai
Equus

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MSRP*: $61,250 - $68,500
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.12%
City MPG: 23 15
Highway MPG: 30 --
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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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $56,490 $57,223 - $63,966

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