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2021 BMW 430 vs. 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman Review

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2021 BMW
430

MSRP*: $45,600 to $47,600
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Picture of the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman

2020 Porsche
718 Cayman

MSRP*: $57,500 to $99,200
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MPG - City 24 - 26 MPG 16 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 33 - 34 MPG 23 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 2 seats
Cargo Space 12.0 ft3 14.7 - 14.9 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Horizontal
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel Rear-wheel
Horsepower 255 hp 300 - 414 hp
Exterior Length 187.9 in 172.4 - 175.5 in
Exterior Width 72.9 in 70.9 - 71.0 in
Leg Room Front 41.8 in
Rear 34.5 in
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Head Room Front 38.0 in
Rear 35.2 in
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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

Convenience
With the BMW 430 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Porsche 718 Cayman, 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). Based on MSRP, the BMW 430 is clearly a better financial choice over the Porsche 718 Cayman. 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 Porsche 718 Cayman.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 430 is much wider than the Porsche 718 Cayman, 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 Porsche 718 Cayman.

Handling
The BMW 430 has a larger turning radius than the Porsche 718 Cayman, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 430 is significantly less powerful than the Porsche 718 Cayman. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the BMW 430 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Porsche 718 Cayman.

Utility
The BMW 430 offers greater seating capacity than the Porsche 718 Cayman, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The BMW 430 has significantly less cargo room than the Porsche 718 Cayman, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The BMW 430 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Porsche 718 Cayman.