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2020 BMW 230 vs. 2020 Buick Regal Sportback Review

New 2020 BMW 230

2020 BMW
230

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New 2020 Buick Regal Sportback

2020 Buick
Regal Sportback

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MSRP*
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$35,300 to $37,300
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$25,370 to $39,070
Invoice* $33,330 to $35,190 $25,345 to $37,663
MPG - City 21 - 24 19 - 22
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 27 - 32
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 4 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Buick Regal Sportback than the BMW 230, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 230 and the Buick Regal Sportback in the front seats.

Convenience
The Buick Regal Sportback requires fewer visits to the gas station than the BMW 230, making it more convenient to drive.

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 230 is somewhat more expensive than the Buick Regal Sportback. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Buick Regal Sportback.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 230 is much slimmer than the Buick Regal Sportback, 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 Buick Regal Sportback.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the BMW 230 and the Buick Regal Sportback do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

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

Utility
The BMW 230 has less seating than the Buick Regal Sportback, making the Buick Regal Sportback the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW 230 has significantly less cargo room than the Buick Regal Sportback, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW 230 than that of the Buick Regal Sportback.