Compare 2011 BMW 3-Series vs 2011 Toyota Avalon

2011 BMW 3-Series
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2-Door Conv 328i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i 18 28 $42,735 $46,450
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i SULEV 18 28 $42,735 $46,450
3 Series 2-Door Conv 335i 19 28 $48,440 $52,650
3 Series 2-Door Conv 335is 18 26 $54,880 $59,650
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i RWD 18 28 $34,640 $37,650
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i RWD SULEV 18 28 $34,640 $37,650
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $36,385 $39,550
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 17 25 $36,385 $39,550
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i RWD 19 28 $40,570 $44,100
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i xDrive AWD 19 26 $42,320 $46,000
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335is RWD 18 26 $47,010 $51,100
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV South Africa 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV South Africa 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD South Africa 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335d RWD 23 36 $40,620 $44,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD 19 28 $38,685 $42,050
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 19 28 $38,685 $42,050
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD 19 26 $40,525 $44,050
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD South Africa 19 26 $40,525 $44,050
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328i RWD 17 26 $34,180 $37,150
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $36,020 $39,150
M3 2-Door Conv 13 20 $62,145 $67,550
M3 2-Door Coupe 14 20 $54,190 $58,900
M3 4-Door Sedan 14 20 $51,430 $55,900
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avalon 4-Door Sedan 20 29 $29,876 $33,195
Avalon 4-Door Sedan Limited 20 29 $32,792 $36,435
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,735
$29,876
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,450
$33,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$774 / month
$553 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Stunning performance is still the calling card for the 2011 BMW M3; the weight it's gained may just be a sign of its success. The 2011 Toyota Avalon is at once traditional and modern, with a classy, comfortable luxury-car look and feel combined with top-notch safety and a great feature set.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.3 58.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.3
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.8
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 40.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 59.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.2 106.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 111.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
181.9 197.6
Height, Overall (in)
54.5 58.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.0 14.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.1 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 - 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 36.9
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R17 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
NA P215/55R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3825 3572
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2750 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA N/A
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 6500 268 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.94 4.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.46 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.68
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.32 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.42
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Toyota Avalon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Pivot MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.6
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Multi-link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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