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2020 BMW 230 vs. 2021 Honda Civic Review

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2020 BMW
230

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2021 Honda
Civic

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MSRP*
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$35,300 to $37,300
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$22,200 to $29,400
Invoice* $33,330 to $35,190 $21,172 to $27,417
MPG - City 21 - 24 29 - 31
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 35 - 40
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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 be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Civic than the BMW 230, due to its greater head- and legroom. The BMW 230 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic.

Convenience
The Honda Civic 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). The BMW 230 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Honda Civic, 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 and the Honda Civic have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 230 is a little narrower than the Honda Civic, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the BMW 230 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Honda Civic.

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 Honda Civic.

Handling
The BMW 230 has about the same turning radius as the Honda Civic, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
The BMW 230 has less seating than the Honda Civic, making the Honda Civic the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW 230 has significantly less cargo room than the Honda Civic, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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