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2014 BMW X3 vs. 2014 Toyota Highlander Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Highlander than in the BMW X3, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Toyota Highlander will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the BMW X3.

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 Highlander, 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 Highlander. 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 Highlander.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X3 is much slimmer than the Toyota Highlander, 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 Highlander, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the BMW X3 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Toyota Highlander.

Handling
The BMW X3 has the same turning radius as the Toyota Highlander, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the BMW X3 seats a lot fewer people than the Toyota Highlander. The BMW X3 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota Highlander.

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


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2014 BMW
X3

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

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MSRP*: $29,215 - $43,590
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.19% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.88% --
City MPG: 19 - 21 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 26 - 28 24 - 25
Engine(s): Inline-4, Inline-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 7 - 8
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 $26,673 - $39,798

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