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2020 BMW 230 vs. 2021 Ford Mustang Review

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2020 BMW
230

MSRP*: $35,300 to $37,300
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2021 Ford
Mustang

MSRP*: $27,205 to $52,400
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Invoice* $33,330 to $35,190 $26,117 to $49,780
MPG - City 21 - 24 MPG 14 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 MPG 22 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 13.8 ft3 13.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4, V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel Rear-wheel
Horsepower 248 hp 330 - 480 hp
Exterior Length 174.7 in 188.3 in
Exterior Width 69.8 in 75.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 33.0 in
Front 44.5 in
Rear 30.6 in
Head Room Front 40.1 in
Rear 36.5 in
Front 37.6 in
Rear 34.8 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
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. 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 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. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the BMW 230 as you will in the Ford Mustang.

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