2024 BMW 230 vs. 2024 Ford Mustang Review

Picture of the 2024 BMW 230

2024 BMW
230

MSRP*: $38,800 to $40,800
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2024 Ford
Mustang

MSRP*: $30,920 to $58,185
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MPG - City 25 - 26 MPG 15 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 33 - 35 MPG 23 - 32 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 255-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 315-hp, 2.3-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 480-hp, 5.0-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 500-hp, 5.0-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 255 hp 315 - 500 hp
Exterior Length 179.0 in 189.4 - 189.7 in
Exterior Width 72.4 in 75.4 - 76.1 in
Leg Room Front 41.8 in
Rear 32.2 in
Front 44.5 in
Rear 29.0 in
Head Room Front 39.8 in
Rear 35.0 in
Front 37.6 in
Rear 34.8 in

*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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW 230 than the Ford Mustang. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 230 and the Ford Mustang in the front seats.

Convenience
The BMW 230 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Ford Mustang, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW 230 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Ford Mustang.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 230 is much slimmer than the Ford Mustang, 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 Ford Mustang.

Handling
The BMW 230 has a smaller turning radius than the Ford Mustang, 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 Ford Mustang. 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 Ford Mustang, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 230 and the Ford Mustang.