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2016 BMW M235 vs. 2016 Chevrolet Volt Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the BMW M235 than in the Chevrolet Volt, due to the BMW M235's smaller rear head- and legroom. The BMW M235 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Volt.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The BMW M235 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Chevrolet Volt, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the BMW M235 is much higher than that for the Chevrolet Volt.

Dimensions
Since the BMW M235 is much slimmer than the Chevrolet Volt, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The BMW M235 is slightly shorter than the Chevrolet Volt, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW M235 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Chevrolet Volt.

Handling
The BMW M235 has about the same turning radius as the Chevrolet Volt, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW M235 has a much more powerful engine than the Chevrolet Volt. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The BMW M235 has less seating than the Chevrolet Volt, making the Chevrolet Volt the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW M235 than that of the Chevrolet Volt.

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2016 BMW
M235

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MSRP*: $44,150 - $46,150

2016 Chevrolet
Volt

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MSRP*: $33,170 - $37,520
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.99% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.31% As low as 0.96%
City MPG: 20 --
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 30 - 31 --
Engine(s): Inline-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $41,120 - $42,960 $31,843 - $36,019

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.