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BMW X3
2020 BMW X3
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$41,950
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8.8
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Subaru Forester
2020 Subaru Forester
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$24,495
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8.6
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Toyota RAV4 Prime
2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime
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9.1
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Inline-4 Plug-in Hybrid
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Other
Fuel Economy
City: 25 MPG
Hwy: 29 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 40 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
2.5-liter Inline-4 Plug-in Hybrid
Horsepower
248 hp @ 5200 rpm
182 hp @ 5800 rpm
302 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm
176 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
165 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
Other

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
39.4 ft
35.4 ft
36.1 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 7"
17" x 7"
18" x 7"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 7"
17" x 7"
18" x 7"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Double Wishbone
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P225/60HR18
P225/60HR17
P225/60HR18
Rear Tire
P225/60HR18
P225/60HR17
P225/60HR18
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
27 MPG
29 MPG
38 MPG
City
25 MPG
26 MPG
40 MPG
Highway
29 MPG
33 MPG
36 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 Tons/yr
6.1 Tons/yr
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
17.2 gallons
16.6 gallons
14.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
430 miles
431.6 miles
580 miles
Cruising Range Highway
498.8 miles
547.8 miles
522 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
185.9 in
182.1 in
180.9 in
Height
66 in
67.5 in
67 in
Max Width
74.4 in
71.5 in
73 in
Front Width
63.8 in
61.6 in
63 in
Rear Width
64.4 in
61.8 in
63.7 in
Wheelbase
112.8 in
105.1 in
105.9 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
8.7 in
8.1 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
40.3 in
43.3 in
41 in
Front Seat Headroom
41.1 in
41.2 in
39.5 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
57.6 in
58.2 in
57.8 in
Front Seat Hip Room
N/A
54.1 in
54.3 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
36.4 in
39.4 in
37.8 in
Rear Seat Headroom
39.1 in
39.6 in
39.5 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
56 in
57.2 in
56.4 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
N/A
53.6 in
47.7 in

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,034 lbs
3,449 lbs
4,235 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
N/A
1,500 lbs
2,500 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
62.7 ft³
76.1 ft³
63.2 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
28.7 ft³
35.4 ft³
33.5 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
28.7 ft³
35.4 ft³
33.5 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Jet Black
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Horizon Blue Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Jasper Green Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Blueprint
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Silver Sky Metallic
  • Super White
  • Supersonic Red

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Carbon Black Metallic
  • Dark Graphite Metallic
  • Dark Olive Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Phytonic Blue Metallic
  • Terra Brown Metallic
N/A
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige/Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Black, Cloth Upholstery
  • Gray, Cloth Upholstery
  • Black, Fabric Seat Trim (FA)

Optional Interior Materials

  • Black w/Blue Stitching, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Black w/Contrast Stiching, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige/Black, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Cognac w/Contrast Stitch, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Mocha w/Contrast Stitch, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Oyster w/Contrast Stitch, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
N/A
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Premium Sound System
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Optional
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Optional
Not Available
Optional

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Navigation System
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Liftgate
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Not Available
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Not Available
Standard
Automatic Parking
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Heated Front Seat(s)
Optional
Not Available
Standard
Heated Rear Seat(s)
Optional
Not Available
Optional
Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Not Available
Optional
Keyless Entry
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Seat Memory
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Rear A/C
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Keyless Start
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Telematics
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Optional
Not Available
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Not Available
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Not Available
Standard
ABS
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Maintenance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
2 Years / 25,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
2 Years / Unlimited Miles
Hybrid/Electric Components
N/A
N/A
8 Years / 100,000 Miles
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