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2020 BMW 230 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

New 2020 BMW 230

2020 BMW
230

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*
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$41,100 to $43,100
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$53,950 to $55,950
Invoice* $38,725 to $40,585 $50,713 to $52,593
MPG - City 21 - 23 21
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 4
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
The BMW 230 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the BMW 230 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 230 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, 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). Based on MSRP, the BMW 230 is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. 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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 230 is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, 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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the BMW 230 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Handling
The BMW 230 has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the BMW 230 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 230 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the BMW 230 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Warranty
The BMW 230 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.