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2020 BMW M4 vs. 2021 Ford Mustang Review

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2020 BMW
M4

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2021 Ford
Mustang

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MSRP*
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$69,150 to $103,100
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$27,205 to $52,400
Invoice* $64,810 to $96,385 $26,117 to $49,780
MPG - City 17 - 18 14 - 21
MPG - Hwy 23 - 25 22 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-6 Inline-4, V-8
Seating Capacity 4 4
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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 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.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the BMW M4 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Ford Mustang.

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
The BMW M4 has less horsepower than the Ford Mustang, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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 significantly less cargo room than the Ford Mustang, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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