Compare 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs 2018 BMW 3-Series

2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
2018 BMW 3-Series
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Sedan 320i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan 320i 24 35 $32,955 $34,900
Sedan South Africa 320i 24 35 $32,955 $34,900
Sedan 320i xDrive 23 34 $34,815 $36,900
Sedan South Africa 320i xDrive 23 34 $34,815 $36,900
Sedan 330i 24 34 $37,935 $40,250
Sedan South Africa 330i 24 34 $37,935 $40,250
Sedan 328d 31 43 $39,330 $41,750
Sedan 330i xDrive 23 33 $39,795 $42,250
Sedan South Africa 330i xDrive 23 33 $39,795 $42,250
Sedan 328d xDrive 30 40 $41,190 $43,750
Sports Wagon 330i xDrive 23 33 $42,025 $44,650
Gran Turismo 330i xDrive 23 33 $42,395 $45,050
Plug-In Hybrid 330e iPerformance N/A N/A $42,910 $45,600
Sports Wagon 328d xDrive 30 40 $43,420 $46,150
Sedan 340i 21 32 $46,025 $48,950
Sedan South Africa 340i 21 32 $46,025 $48,950
Gran Turismo 340i xDrive 20 29 $47,835 $50,900
Sedan 340i xDrive 21 31 $47,885 $50,950
Sedan South Africa 340i xDrive 21 31 $47,885 $50,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
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$32,955
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$34,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
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$582 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Toyota RAV4 has a lot going for it, including a hybrid model, but you’d be wise to cross-shop its rivals as well. The 2018 BMW 3-Series makes its strongest case in performance for luxury compact buyers’ attentions.
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Fuel Economy
City
- 24 mpg
Highway
- 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.1
Front Head Room (in)
- 40.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
- 35.1
Passenger Capacity
- 5
Front Leg Room (in)
- 42
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
- 60.3
Length, Overall (in)
- 182.5
Height, Overall (in)
- 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
- 110.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 71.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.8
Brake Type
- 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 15.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 37.1
Steering Type
- Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Front Tire Size
- P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
- NA
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- P225/50VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3295
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- NA
Rear Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 900
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 170
Engine
Engine Type
- Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 200 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 180 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 28
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.14
Trans Order Code
- 205
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
- Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Drivetrain
- Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.11
Trans Type
- 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
- BMW 3 Series
Body Style
- Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
- Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 6.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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