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2020 BMW 430 vs. 2019 FIAT 124 Spider Review

New 2020 BMW 430

2020 BMW
430

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New 2019 FIAT 124 Spider

2019 FIAT
124 Spider

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MSRP*
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$53,100 to $55,100
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$25,440 to $29,540
Invoice* $49,885 to $51,745 $24,851 to $28,684
MPG - City 22 - 23 26
MPG - Hwy 32 - 34 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 2
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 430 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the FIAT 124 Spider.

Convenience
With the BMW 430 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the FIAT 124 Spider, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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 430 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the FIAT 124 Spider, 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 430 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the FIAT 124 Spider.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 430 is much wider than the FIAT 124 Spider, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the BMW 430, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the FIAT 124 Spider.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW 430 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the FIAT 124 Spider.

Handling
The BMW 430 has a significantly larger turning radius than the FIAT 124 Spider, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 430 has a much more powerful engine than the FIAT 124 Spider. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The BMW 430 offers greater seating capacity than the FIAT 124 Spider, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the BMW 430 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the FIAT 124 Spider.

Warranty
The BMW 430 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the FIAT 124 Spider.