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2020 BMW 230 vs. 2021 Dodge Challenger Review

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2020 BMW
230

MSRP*: $35,300 to $37,300
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2021 Dodge
Challenger

MSRP*: $28,870 to $59,570
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Invoice* $33,330 to $35,190 $28,447 to $57,981
MPG - City 21 - 24 MPG 13 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 MPG 21 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 13.8 ft3 Info not available
Engine Inline-4 V-6, V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 248 hp 303 - 807 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 1,000 lbs
Exterior Length 174.7 in 197.5 - 197.9 in
Exterior Width 69.8 in 75.7 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 33.0 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 33.1 in
Head Room Front 40.1 in
Rear 36.5 in
Front 39.3 in
Rear 37.1 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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 feel a little more squished in the BMW 230 than in the Dodge Challenger, due to the BMW 230's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 230 and the Dodge Challenger in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 230 as you will with the Dodge Challenger, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW 230 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Dodge Challenger. 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 Dodge Challenger.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 230 is much slimmer than the Dodge Challenger, 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 Dodge Challenger.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 230 is significantly less powerful than the Dodge Challenger. 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 Dodge Challenger, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The BMW 230 has less seating than the Dodge Challenger, making the Dodge Challenger 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 230 than that of the Dodge Challenger.