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2020 BMW 230 vs. 2021 BMW 430 Review

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2020 BMW
230

MSRP*: $35,300 to $37,300
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2021 BMW
430

MSRP*: $45,600 to $47,600
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Invoice* $33,330 to $35,190 $42,910 to $44,770
MPG - City 21 - 24 MPG 24 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 MPG 33 - 34 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 13.8 ft3 12.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 248 hp 255 hp
Exterior Length 174.7 in 187.9 in
Exterior Width 69.8 in 72.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 33.0 in
Front 41.8 in
Rear 34.5 in
Head Room Front 40.1 in
Rear 36.5 in
Front 38.0 in
Rear 35.2 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The BMW 230 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the BMW 430 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The BMW 230 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the BMW 430.

Convenience
With the BMW 430 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the BMW 230, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). Based on MSRP, the BMW 230 is clearly a better financial choice over the BMW 430. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW 230 and the BMW 430 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 230 is much slimmer than the BMW 430, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the BMW 230, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the BMW 430.

Handling
The BMW 230 has a smaller turning radius than the BMW 430, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the BMW 230 and the BMW 430.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the BMW 230 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the BMW 430.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 230 and the BMW 430. The BMW 230 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the BMW 430.

Warranty
The BMW 230 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 430.