Why Should I Consider a BMW i3 Over a Prius?

When you are shopping for an alternative fuel, hybrid, or electric vehicle it is important to compare the competition. Often compared in this arena are the BMW i3 and Toyota Prius because of their comparable features. The main difference between the two vehicles is that the BMW i3 offers a full-electric vehicle vs the Toyota Prius hybrid configuration.

Comparing the BMW i3 and Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius offers efficiency with its hybrid style configuration, its traditional gasoline engine is supplemented with an electric motor to increase fuel economy. While the gas mileage is good, the BMW i3 offers true green driving with up to 114 miles per charge. The BMW i3 offers greater torque and horsepower than the Prius delivering 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque that can take you to 60 mph in just 7.2 seconds. The BMW i3 interior is created with over 25-percent renewable and recycled materials, plus the LifeDrive architecture allows for a more openness with the ability to remove the b-pillar and center consol.

If you are interested in learning more about the BMW i3 come by our showroom and schedule a test drive in Escondido, CA.

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