Compare 2009 BMW 3-Series vs 2009 Toyota Highlander

2009 BMW 3-Series
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2-Door Conv 328i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i 17 27 $40,985 $44,550
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i SULEV 17 27 $40,985 $44,550
3 Series 2-Door Conv 335i 17 26 $46,645 $50,700
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i RWD SULEV 18 28 $33,580 $36,500
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $35,330 $38,400
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 17 25 $35,330 $38,400
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i RWD 17 26 $38,825 $42,200
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i xDrive AWD 16 25 $40,570 $44,100
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD 18 28 $30,910 $33,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV 18 28 $30,910 $33,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV South Africa 18 28 $30,910 $33,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 18 28 $30,910 $33,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $32,750 $35,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 17 25 $32,750 $35,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335d RWD 23 36 $40,390 $43,900
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD 17 26 $37,075 $40,300
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 17 26 $37,075 $40,300
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD 16 25 $38,915 $42,300
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328i RWD 17 27 $32,570 $35,400
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $34,410 $37,400
M3 2-Door Conv 13 20 $61,180 $66,500
M3 2-Door Coupe 14 20 $53,220 $57,850
M3 4-Door Sedan 14 20 $50,460 $54,850
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4WD 4-Door V6 Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 Base 17 23 $26,145 $29,050
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 23 $31,067 $34,520
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 Sport 17 23 $28,305 $31,450
Highlander FWD 4-Door L4 Base 18 24 $23,134 $25,705
Highlander FWD 4-Door L4 Base 18 24 $23,134 $25,705
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $29,762 $33,070
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Sport 18 24 $27,000 $30,000
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Base 18 24 $24,840 $27,600
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Sport 18 24 $27,000 $30,000
Highlander Hybrid 4WD 4-Door 27 25 $31,577 $34,700
Highlander Hybrid 4WD 4-Door Limited w/3rd Row 27 25 $37,122 $41,020
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,985
$26,145
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,550
$29,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$743 / month
$484 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
It’s not cheap and it is kind of heavy, but the 2009 BMW M3 offers the kind of performance that brought Porsche 911s and Chevy Corvettes fame on the racetrack and on the streets. The 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid sticks with the same formula that has worked so well for the 2008 Highlander hybrid—a spacious, feature-laden cabin and very efficient full-hybrid powertrain that lends serious environmental credentials to anyone behind the wheel.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 7
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 40.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.3 59.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 43.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.2 145.7
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 59.7
Third Head Room (in)
- 36.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.0
Third Leg Room (in)
- 29.9
Third Hip Room (in)
- 42.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
180.6 188.4
Height, Overall (in)
54.5 68.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 109.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 75.2
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 64.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.0 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 10.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 42.3
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)
- 95.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- - TBD -
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)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.2 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)
12.3 x - TBD - 12.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 19.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
NA P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R17 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3792 4178
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2750 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 6500 270 @ 6200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.46 2.36
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.48
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.32 4.24
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.52
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 4 Door
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Toyota Highlander
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Pivot Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5

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