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2021 BMW 430 vs. 2021 Toyota Prius Prime Review

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2021 BMW
430

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2021 Toyota
Prius Prime

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MSRP*
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$45,600 to $47,600
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$28,220 to $34,000
Invoice* $42,910 to $44,770 $27,090 to $32,639
MPG - City 24 - 26 N/A
MPG - Hwy 33 - 34 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 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 feel a little more squished in the BMW 430 than in the Toyota Prius Prime, due to the BMW 430's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Toyota Prius Prime will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the BMW 430.

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 430 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Toyota Prius Prime, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 430 and the Toyota Prius Prime have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 430 is much wider than the Toyota Prius Prime, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the BMW 430, which is slightly longer than the Toyota Prius Prime.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW 430 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Prius Prime.

Handling
The BMW 430 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Toyota Prius Prime, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 430 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 430 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 430 than that of the Toyota Prius Prime.