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2020 BMW 230 vs. 2019 FIAT 124 Spider Review

New 2020 BMW 230

2020 BMW
230

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New 2019 FIAT 124 Spider

2019 FIAT
124 Spider

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MSRP*
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$41,100 to $43,100
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$25,440 to $29,540
Invoice* $38,725 to $40,585 $24,851 to $28,684
MPG - City 21 - 23 26
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 2
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
Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the FIAT 124 Spider, the BMW 230 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The BMW 230 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the FIAT 124 Spider, 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 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the FIAT 124 Spider, 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 BMW 230 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the FIAT 124 Spider.

Dimensions
The BMW 230 is a little wider than the FIAT 124 Spider, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the BMW 230, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the FIAT 124 Spider.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW 230 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the FIAT 124 Spider.

Handling
The BMW 230 has a significantly larger turning radius than the FIAT 124 Spider, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 230 has a much more powerful engine than the FIAT 124 Spider. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The BMW 230 offers greater seating capacity than the FIAT 124 Spider, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the BMW 230 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the FIAT 124 Spider.

Warranty
The BMW 230 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the FIAT 124 Spider.