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2014 BMW X3 vs. 2014 Toyota 4Runner Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW X3 than in the Toyota 4Runner. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the BMW X3 and the Toyota 4Runner.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW X3 as you will with the Toyota 4Runner, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 X3 is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota 4Runner. 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 X3 will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Toyota 4Runner.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X3 is much slimmer than the Toyota 4Runner, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The BMW X3 is slightly shorter than the Toyota 4Runner, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the BMW X3 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Toyota 4Runner.

Handling
The BMW X3 has a larger turning radius than the Toyota 4Runner, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota 4Runner is clearly the choice over the BMW X3 for pulling heavy loads. The BMW X3 has a little less horsepower than the Toyota 4Runner.

Utility
The BMW X3 has less seating than the Toyota 4Runner, making the Toyota 4Runner the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW X3 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota 4Runner.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW X3 than that of the Toyota 4Runner.


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2014 BMW
X3

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MSRP*: $39,800 - $44,900
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2014 Toyota
4Runner

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MSRP*: $32,820 - $43,400
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.19% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.88% As low as 2.50%
City MPG: 19 - 21 17
Highway MPG: 26 - 28 21 - 22
Engine(s): Inline-4, Inline-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 7
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $36,615 - $41,310 $30,193 - $39,928

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