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2021 BMW 228 Gran Coupe vs. 2021 Toyota Avalon Review

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2021 BMW
228 Gran Coupe

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2021 Toyota
Avalon

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MSRP*
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$35,700 to $37,700
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$36,125 to $43,125
Invoice* $33,700 to $35,560 $32,513 to $38,813
MPG - City 23 - 24 21 - 25
MPG - Hwy 33 30 - 34
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Avalon than the BMW 228 Gran Coupe, due to its greater head- and legroom. The BMW 228 Gran Coupe will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Avalon.

Convenience
The Toyota Avalon requires fewer visits to the gas station than the BMW 228 Gran Coupe, making it more convenient to drive.

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 228 Gran Coupe will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Avalon. 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 228 Gran Coupe and the Toyota Avalon have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 228 Gran Coupe is much slimmer than the Toyota Avalon, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the BMW 228 Gran Coupe, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota Avalon.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the BMW 228 Gran Coupe doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Toyota Avalon.

Handling
The BMW 228 Gran Coupe has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota Avalon, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 228 Gran Coupe is significantly less powerful than the Toyota Avalon. 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 228 Gran Coupe and the Toyota Avalon. The BMW 228 Gran Coupe has significantly less cargo room than the Toyota Avalon, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW 228 Gran Coupe than that of the Toyota Avalon.