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2014 BMW X3 vs. 2013 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.

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 Hybrid, 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). Whether you pick the BMW X3 or the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 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 X3 will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Dimensions
The BMW X3 is a little narrower than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. 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
If you've got something you need to pull, the BMW X3 will do just as well as the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, since they have about the same towing capacity. The BMW X3 has a little more 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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2014 BMW
X3

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MSRP*: $39,800 - $44,900
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2013 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

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MSRP*: $40,170 - $46,370
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.19% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.88% --
City MPG: 19 - 21 28
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
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 $36,956 - $42,428

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