2020 BMW 230 vs. 2020 Nissan 370Z | NewCars.com

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2020 BMW 230 vs. 2020 Nissan 370Z Review

New 2020 BMW 230

2020 BMW
230

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New 2020 Nissan 370Z

2020 Nissan
370Z

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MSRP*
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$35,300 to $37,300
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$30,090 to $45,790
Invoice* $33,330 to $35,190 $28,727 to $43,689
MPG - City 21 - 24 17 - 19
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 4 2
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 230 and the Nissan 370Z in the front seats.

Convenience
The Nissan 370Z 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). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW 230 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Nissan 370Z. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan 370Z.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 230 is much slimmer than the Nissan 370Z, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the BMW 230, which is slightly longer than the Nissan 370Z.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the BMW 230 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Nissan 370Z.

Handling
The BMW 230 has a larger turning radius than the Nissan 370Z, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 230 is significantly less powerful than the Nissan 370Z. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The BMW 230 offers greater seating capacity than the Nissan 370Z, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the BMW 230 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Nissan 370Z.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW 230 than that of the Nissan 370Z.