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2015 BMW X3 vs. 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

Comparison Review

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

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). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW X3 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. 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 Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X3 is much slimmer than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 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 Hybrid, 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 Hybrid.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW X3 has a lot less horsepower than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

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

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

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2015 BMW
X3

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MSRP*: $38,400 - $45,100

2014 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

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MSRP*: $47,300 - $49,790
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.11% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.10% --
City MPG: 19 - 21 27
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 26 - 28 --
Engine(s): Inline-4, Inline-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $35,330 - $41,490 $43,185 - $45,459

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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