Compare 2003 BMW 5-Series vs 2003 Toyota Matrix

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525i 4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5 Series 525i 4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 20 29 $34,375 $37,600
5 Series 525iA 4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 20 28 $34,375 $37,600
5 Series 525iT 4-Door Sport Wgn 5-Speed Manual 19 26 $35,925 $39,300
5 Series 525iTA 4-Door Sport Wgn 5-Speed Automatic 19 26 $35,925 $39,300
5 Series 530i 4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 21 30 $37,560 $41,100
5 Series 530iA 4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 19 27 $37,560 $41,100
5 Series 540i 4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 15 23 $50,940 $55,800
5 Series 540iA 4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 18 24 $47,300 $51,800
5 Series 540iTA 4-Door Sport Wgn 5-Speed Automatic 17 21 $49,390 $54,100
5 Series M5 4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 13 21 $64,225 $70,400
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5-Door Wgn Std Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Std Automatic 28 33 $14,308 $15,470
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Std Automatic AWD 26 31 $15,831 $17,115
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Std Manual 29 36 $13,568 $14,670
Matrix 5-Door Wgn XR Automatic 28 33 $15,365 $16,980
Matrix 5-Door Wgn XR Automatic AWD 26 31 $16,691 $18,445
Matrix 5-Door Wgn XR Manual 29 36 $14,641 $16,180
Matrix 5-Door Wgn XRS 6-Speed Manual 25 30 $16,968 $18,750
Matrix 5-Door Wgn XRS Automatic 26 30 $17,492 $19,330
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,375
$14,308
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,600
$15,470
Monthly Payment Estimate
$627 / month
$258 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 39.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 52.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
58.0 51.7
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93 96.2
Second Hip Room (in)
58.5 47.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 53.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
188.0 171.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 60.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 58.9
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 59.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 21.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 53.2
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 19.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 36.7
Steering Type
Speed-sensitive pwr Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.36
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
P225/55HR16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3450 2756
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 3500 126 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L (152) 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6000 130 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 28
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 3.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 2.21
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 2.96
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 4.01
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.43
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Toyota Matrix
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link Integral Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Pivot MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower Arms w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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