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2020 BMW 230 vs. 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Review

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2020 BMW
230

MSRP*: $35,300 to $37,300
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2021 Chevrolet
Corvette

MSRP*: $59,900 to $71,850
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Invoice* $33,330 to $35,190 $55,947 to $67,108
MPG - City 21 - 24 MPG 15 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 4 seats 2 seats
Cargo Space 13.8 ft3 12.6 ft3
Engine Inline-4 V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel Rear-wheel
Horsepower 248 hp 495 hp
Exterior Length 174.7 in 182.3 in
Exterior Width 69.8 in 76.1 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 33.0 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear info not available
Head Room Front 40.1 in
Rear 36.5 in
Front 37.9 in
Rear info not available
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
Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Corvette, the BMW 230 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Chevrolet Corvette 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). Based on MSRP, the BMW 230 is clearly a better financial choice over the Chevrolet Corvette. 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 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Chevrolet Corvette.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 230 is much slimmer than the Chevrolet Corvette, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The BMW 230 is slightly shorter than the Chevrolet Corvette, which may make it easier to park.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 230 is significantly less powerful than the Chevrolet Corvette. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The BMW 230 has much less torque than the Chevrolet Corvette, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The BMW 230 offers greater seating capacity than the Chevrolet Corvette, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The BMW 230 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Chevrolet Corvette.

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