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2020 BMW 230 vs. 2020 Toyota Prius Prime Review

New 2020 BMW 230

2020 BMW
230

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New 2020 Toyota Prius Prime

2020 Toyota
Prius Prime

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MSRP*
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$35,300 to $37,300
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$27,900 to $33,800
Invoice* $33,330 to $35,190 $26,785 to $32,447
MPG - City 21 - 24 N/A
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*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 feel a little more squished in the BMW 230 than in the Toyota Prius Prime, due to the BMW 230's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the BMW 230, drivers may find the Toyota Prius Prime a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

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 230 is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Prius Prime. 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 230 and the Toyota Prius Prime have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 230 is about the same width as the Toyota Prius Prime. The BMW 230 is slightly shorter than the Toyota Prius Prime, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW 230 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Prius Prime.

Handling
The BMW 230 has a larger turning radius than the Toyota Prius Prime, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 230 has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Prius Prime. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The BMW 230 has less seating than the Toyota Prius Prime, making the Toyota Prius Prime the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW 230 than that of the Toyota Prius Prime.