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2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 740 vs. 2015 BMW 550 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW ActiveHybrid 740 than the BMW 550. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW ActiveHybrid 740 and the BMW 550 in the front seats.

Convenience
With the BMW ActiveHybrid 740 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the BMW 550, 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 ActiveHybrid 740 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the BMW 550, 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 BMW ActiveHybrid 740 and the BMW 550 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW ActiveHybrid 740 is much wider than the BMW 550, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the BMW ActiveHybrid 740, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the BMW 550.

Drivetrain
The BMW ActiveHybrid 740 has much less torque than the BMW 550, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The BMW ActiveHybrid 740 has a larger turning radius than the BMW 550, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW ActiveHybrid 740 is significantly less powerful than the BMW 550. 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 740 and the BMW 550. The BMW ActiveHybrid 740 has less cargo capacity than the BMW 550, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The BMW ActiveHybrid 740 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 550.

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2013 BMW
ActiveHybrid 740

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MSRP*: $84,300

2015 BMW
550

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MSRP*: $64,550 - $66,850
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 3.11%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.10%
City MPG: 22 16 - 17
Highway MPG: 30 24 - 25
Engine(s): Inline-6 V-8
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*: $77,555 $59,385 - $61,500

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