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

New 2020 BMW 230

2020 BMW
230

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*
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$41,100 to $43,100
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$71,400 to $73,900
Invoice* $38,725 to $40,585 $67,116 to $69,466
MPG - City 21 - 23 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 26 - 27
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
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
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 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 230 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class in the front seats.

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 E-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 E-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 E-Class have similar Destination Charges.

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

Drivetrain
The BMW 230 has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The BMW 230 has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, 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 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

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 E-Class. The BMW 230 has less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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