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2021 BMW 430 vs. 2020 Subaru BRZ Review

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2021 BMW
430

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2020 Subaru
BRZ

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MSRP*
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$45,600 to $47,600
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$28,845 to $31,495
Invoice* $42,910 to $44,770 $27,367 to $29,831
MPG - City 24 - 26 20 - 21
MPG - Hwy 33 - 34 27 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 4 4
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
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 Subaru BRZ. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Subaru BRZ, the BMW 430 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the BMW 430 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Subaru BRZ, 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 Subaru BRZ, 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Subaru BRZ.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 430 is much wider than the Subaru BRZ, 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 Subaru BRZ.

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 Subaru BRZ.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 430 is somewhat more powerful than the Subaru BRZ.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 430 and the Subaru BRZ. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the BMW 430 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Subaru BRZ.

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