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2020 BMW 230 vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

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2020 BMW
230

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2021 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*
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$41,100 to $43,100
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$54,700 to $56,700
Invoice* $38,725 to $40,585 $51,418 to $53,298
MPG - City 21 - 23 22 - 23
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 30 - 31
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
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class 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). 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. In this case, the BMW 230 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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.