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2020 BMW Z4 vs. 2021 Ford Mustang Review

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2020 BMW
Z4

MSRP*: $49,700 to $63,700
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2021 Ford
Mustang

MSRP*: $32,705 to $45,785
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Invoice* $46,720 to $59,740 $31,397 to $43,496
MPG - City 24 MPG 15 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 MPG 24 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 2 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 9.9 ft3 11.4 ft3
Engine Inline-4, Inline-6 Inline-4, V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear-wheel Rear-wheel
Horsepower 255 - 382 hp 330 - 460 hp
Exterior Length 170.7 in 188.3 in
Exterior Width 73.4 in 75.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.2 in
Rear info not available
Front 44.5 in
Rear 30.8 in
Head Room Front 38.9 in
Rear info not available
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
Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the BMW Z4, drivers may find the Ford Mustang a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW Z4 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 Z4 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 Z4 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Ford Mustang.

Dimensions
Since the BMW Z4 is much slimmer than the Ford Mustang, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the BMW Z4, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Ford Mustang.

Handling
The BMW Z4 has a smaller turning radius than the Ford Mustang, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW Z4 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
With its lower torque, the BMW Z4 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Ford Mustang.

Utility
The BMW Z4 has less seating than the Ford Mustang, making the Ford Mustang the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW Z4 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 Z4 than that of the Ford Mustang.