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2020 BMW 228 Gran Coupe vs. 2020 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Review

New 2020 BMW 228 Gran Coupe

2020 BMW
228 Gran Coupe

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New 2020 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

2020 Toyota
Avalon Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$37,500
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$37,000 to $43,300
Invoice* $35,375 $33,300 to $38,971
MPG - City 23 43
MPG - Hwy 33 43 - 44
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
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 Hybrid than the BMW 228 Gran Coupe, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 228 Gran Coupe and the Toyota Avalon Hybrid in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Toyota Avalon Hybrid you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the BMW 228 Gran Coupe, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 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 228 Gran Coupe and the Toyota Avalon Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 228 Gran Coupe is much slimmer than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, 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 Hybrid.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW 228 Gran Coupe does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 228 Gran Coupe is somewhat more powerful than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

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 Hybrid. The BMW 228 Gran Coupe has significantly less cargo room than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, 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 Hybrid.