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2020 BMW M4 vs. 2021 Ford Mustang Review

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2020 BMW
M4

MSRP*: $77,650
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2021 Ford
Mustang

MSRP*: $32,705 to $45,785
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Invoice* $72,715 $31,397 to $43,496
MPG - City 17 MPG 15 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 MPG 24 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 13.1 ft3 11.4 ft3
Engine Inline-6 Inline-4, V-8
Transmission Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear-wheel Rear-wheel
Horsepower 444 hp 330 - 460 hp
Exterior Length 184.5 in 188.3 in
Exterior Width 73.6 in 75.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.2 in
Rear 33.1 in
Front 44.5 in
Rear 30.8 in
Head Room Front 40.4 in
Rear 37.1 in
Front 37.6 in
Rear 35.7 in
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 M4 than the Ford Mustang. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW M4 and the Ford Mustang in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW M4 as you will with the Ford Mustang, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 M4 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 M4 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Ford Mustang.

Dimensions
Since the BMW M4 is much slimmer than the Ford Mustang, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The BMW M4 is slightly shorter than the Ford Mustang, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The BMW M4 has a larger turning radius than the Ford Mustang, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW M4 has a much more powerful engine than the Ford Mustang. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW M4 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Ford Mustang.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW M4 and the Ford Mustang. The BMW M4 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Ford Mustang.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW M4 than that of the Ford Mustang.