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2020 BMW 230 vs. 2020 Honda Civic Si Review

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2020 BMW
230

MSRP*: $35,300 to $37,300
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2020 Honda
Civic Si

MSRP*: $25,200 to $25,400
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Invoice* $33,330 to $35,190 $23,405 to $23,590
MPG - City 21 - 24 MPG 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 4 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 13.8 ft3 11.9 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 248 hp 205 hp
Exterior Length 174.7 in 177.3 in
Exterior Width 69.8 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 33.0 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.9 in
Head Room Front 40.1 in
Rear 36.5 in
Front 36.5 in
Rear 34.5 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 Honda Civic Si, due to the BMW 230's smaller rear 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 Si.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 230 as you will with the Honda Civic Si, 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). The BMW 230 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Honda Civic Si, 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 Si have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 230 is a little narrower than the Honda Civic Si, 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 Si.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 230 is somewhat more powerful than the Honda Civic Si.

Powertrain
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 Si.

Utility
The BMW 230 has less seating than the Honda Civic Si, making the Honda Civic Si the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW 230 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Honda Civic Si.

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