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2021 BMW 430 vs. 2021 Ford Mustang Review

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2021 BMW
430

MSRP*: $45,600 to $47,600
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2021 Ford
Mustang

MSRP*: $27,205 to $52,400
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Invoice* $42,910 to $44,770 $26,117 to $49,780
MPG - City 24 - 26 MPG 14 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 33 - 34 MPG 22 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 12.0 ft3 13.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4, V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel Rear-wheel
Horsepower 255 hp 330 - 480 hp
Exterior Length 187.9 in 188.3 in
Exterior Width 72.9 in 75.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.8 in
Rear 34.5 in
Front 44.5 in
Rear 30.6 in
Head Room Front 38.0 in
Rear 35.2 in
Front 37.6 in
Rear 34.8 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available *****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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 430 than the Ford Mustang. The Ford Mustang will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the BMW 430.

Convenience
With the BMW 430 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Ford Mustang, 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 Ford Mustang, 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 Ford Mustang.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 430 is much slimmer than the Ford Mustang, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the BMW 430 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Ford Mustang.

Handling
The BMW 430 has about the same turning radius as the Ford Mustang, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 430 is significantly less powerful than the Ford Mustang. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The BMW 430 has much less torque than the Ford Mustang, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 430 and the Ford Mustang. The BMW 430 has less cargo capacity than the Ford Mustang, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW 430 than that of the Ford Mustang.