Compare 2005 BMW 3-Series vs 2005 Toyota Highlander

2005 BMW 3-Series
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4-Door Sedan RWD 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 19 27 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $28,435 $31,050
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 325i 20 29 $28,570 $31,200
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD SULEV 325i 19 27 $28,570 $31,200
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,025 $31,700
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,025 $31,700
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $30,165 $32,950
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $32,665 $35,700
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,125 $37,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 29 $34,260 $37,450
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $35,670 $39,000
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $40,765 $44,600
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $43,225 $47,300
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $50,960 $55,800
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4-Door 4-Cyl
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4-Cyl 22 27 $21,607 $24,280
4-Door 4-Cyl w/3rd Row 22 27 $22,365 $25,130
4-Door V6 19 25 $22,551 $25,340
4-Door 4-Cyl 4WD 21 25 $22,853 $25,680
4-Door V6 w/3rd Row 19 25 $23,307 $26,190
4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row 18 24 $24,553 $27,590
4-Door V6 w/3rd Row Limited 19 25 $26,858 $30,180
4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row Limited 18 24 $28,104 $31,580
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,845
$21,607
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,300
$24,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$488 / month
$405 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 39.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 57.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 40.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.0 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.8 104.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 57.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
176 184.6
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 67.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.4 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
107.3 106.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 71.9
Track Width, Front (in)
57.9 62.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 39.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 80.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 19.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.7 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 37.4
Steering Type
Variable Assist Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P225/70R16
Spare Tire Size
P205/55R16 P225/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P225/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3219 3520
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 1.69
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 3500 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6000 160 @ 5700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 2.20
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.41
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Toyota Highlander
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Dual-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Upper Arms MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut type Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower Arms MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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