2014 BMW 3 Series Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2014 BMW 3 Series against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

Have you driven a 2014 BMW 3 Series?  
Rank This Car

User Reviews

View reviews where users commented on categories.

Clear selections

Displaying 1 - 10 of 27 2014 BMW 3 Series reviews.

2014 BMW 3 Series 328i Sedan RWD Review
says:
vs2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 350 Luxury
2014 BMW 3 Series 328i Sedan RWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Back Seats Ranked 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 350 Luxury better.
"The E350 is longer and roomier than the 328; while the BMWs back seats are fine, if youre over 6 feet tall it will start to wear thin after a few minutes of sitting where the E350 you can settle in for a long road trip without any pressure on your knees."
Value Ranked 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 350 Luxury better.
"I test drove both the E350 and the 328i and while both are fine cars that I would be happy driving, the E350 is just a more powerful car with more features and space. It costs more but the additions just make it more worthwhile if youre going for a luxury sedan."
3 Series

Looking for a Used 3 Series in your area?

CarGurus has 25,287 nationwide 3 Series listings starting at $1,495.

ZIP:
2014 BMW 3 Series Review
says:
Enjoyed this vehicle with no issues at all. Fun, powerful and an absolute blast to drive.
vs2014 Audi A4
2014 BMW 3 Series winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
2014 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive Wagon AWDReview
Cargo Capacity:
Daily Commute:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Long Trips:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

Best All Around Car Money Can Buy (maybe A Bit Too Much Money, Though) — After driving my 2010 Jetta Sportwagen for 50,000 miles, I test drove the new 328d that BMW was finally offering in North America. I was looking for an automatic for my daily commute (my Jetta was a manual transmission, and I was getting a bit tired of the stop-and-go), and the 328d was an upgrade on everything that I already loved about the Jetta: AWD, more luxury, better mpg, a great automatic transmission, significantly more fun to drive, much quieter at cruising speeds with an awesome OEM stereo -- I just had to have it. I wouldn't call it the world's best value, at nearly 2x the price of my Jetta and offering only incremental improvements in many ways, but at the end of the day it makes for a cohesive whole with great character that stands up to any comparison with any vehicle. Nothing else on the road provides this kind of driving enjoyment while also offering the utility, space, mpg and luxury of this car. I love getting into it every day...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Ride, handling, diesel power characteristics, transmission, and luxury and convenience features (iDrive, surround view, folding mirrors, HK stereo), it's a wagon! and it's diesel! and it's AWD! Oh, and active cruise control is awesome

Cons: Costs about twice what a Jetta Sportwagen does, and offers less cargo space

4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
2014 BMW 3 Series 335i Sedan RWDReview
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

Great Car For The Wife To Get Tickets In — I love the power delivery of the inline six cylinder. There is almost zero turbo lag and it feels like an NA car with a larger engine. I would prefer a manual transmission, but the eight speed automatic is very smooth and perceptive for an automatic.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Great looking with the M-Sport Package in Estoril Blue.

Cons: The handling is a little soft for my taste.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
2014 BMW 3 Series Review
says:
A lot of engine issues led me away from this car. I decided I wanted to stay away from any 3 Series with a motor built before 2015 and it just became to difficult to find what I wanted. There is also the issue with the N26 motor and the N20 motor with differing opinions on each. The N26 is the SULEV motor and with all the forementioned variables I just decided it was easier to go with a 2014 MB C250. It has great features and comfort.
vs2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2014 BMW 3 Series winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Front Seats Ranked 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class worse.
"More snug for a thinner person."
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
2014 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive Sedan AWD Review
says:
Ive own this car for about a month and so far I love it. The interior is very comfortable, the seats are cushy with plenty of adjustability and the steering wheel is in a very comfortable positions. The arm rests feel like theyre in a natural position and are plenty soft. There is a surprising amount of plastic in the cabin. This is my first luxury sedan since owning a mid 90s caprice. I had high expectations and Im a little disappointed, especially after looking at audi and mercedes diesels. Im not a fan of the infotainment set up. The controls are not intuitive, putting an address into the navigation is backwards, and its difficult to find the options for the navigation such as avoiding tolls. The nav doesnt have traffic updates either. My phone is just easier to use for navigation which kinda sucks. Also it was difficult figuring out how to play music from my phone through bluetooth. It would take calls no problem, but it definitely took a few tries to navigate the infotainment. The cabin is nice and quite, the engine is barely noticeable, and there is hardly any road noise. There is some slight body roll in the corners and the steering feel is a little numb so its difficult for me to feel confident sticking the car into a corner. The MPG though! 33/34 mpg in the city, but on road trips averaging 70-75 mph Ive seen as high as 48 mpg. Im excited to get a new exhaust and tune on this car because Ive read it can get well over 50 mpg and make close to 400 ft/lbs of torque. It makes 280 ft/lbs now and 180 hp and its noticeable. The car can take off relatively quick but it doesnt have much snap to it. Im sure a refresh is going to make it much more enjoyable. Maintenance so far hasnt been terrible if you can do simple things like change filters, bulbs, fuses, oil, etc. I certainly do not trust myself to mess with the brakes at all - the rear brake rotors, pads, and a brake fluid flush was quoted around $550 with labor which seems a little reasonable. So far Im happy with the car and am looking forward to taking it on some serious road trips.
vs2013 Scion FR-S Base
2014 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive Sedan AWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Front Seats Ranked 2013 Scion FR-S Base worse.
"more cushioning, more adjustability"
Family Car Ranked 2013 Scion FR-S Base worse.
"4 doors, better visability, heavier build, easier to see for other drivers"
Is this review helpful? Yes | No
2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive Sedan AWD Review
says:
Very nice car, a little too small for me though
vs2014 Cadillac CTS
2014 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive Sedan AWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Back Seats Ranked 2014 Cadillac CTS better.
"More room"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2014 Cadillac CTS better.
"Just had more space"
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
2014 BMW 3 Series 328i Sedan RWD Review
says:
Preferred the ride and room of the e350 and believe the value is better compared to original sticker
vs2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 350 Luxury
2014 BMW 3 Series 328i Sedan RWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
2014 BMW 3 Series Review
says:
vs2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class GLK 350
2014 BMW 3 Series winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Looks/Style Ranked 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class GLK 350 better.
"body style"
2014 BMW 3 Series 328d Sedan RWD Review
says:
Handles like a BMW and gets unreal gas milage. Im averaging 45mpg at 75mph and horrible traffic. Ple ty of room for a car seat or 2. Great car, cant wait to put 100k miles on this bad boy.
vs2014 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus RWD
2014 BMW 3 Series 328d Sedan RWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Is this review helpful? Yes | No

Displaying 1 - 10 of 27 2014 BMW 3 Series reviews.

Reviews From Other Years

2015 BMW 3 Series Reviews

Great Little Car But Can Get Pricey With Options By jodyrobe

I love the front cabin, great handling, some power, nice looking exterior. I dislike that it appears to be catered to i-phone integration and not android. I will like more power. Should come with stan... Read More

Good Little Sports Car And Good Power By jodyrobe

needs more power and backseat space, like the interior cabin, dislike no android integration appears to be for i-phone only. This pretty much sums it up but a great little car. If you get all the opti... Read More

2013 BMW 3 Series Reviews

Nice Second Car By Drawbj17

This is my Wife's car. It is Perfect for her. The technology is not seamless. There are Too many steps to change from device to device And to move around through the options. The ride is a little stif... Read More

A Fun And Young Car By abhiga

This car is fun to drive! The handling and acceleration are amazing. The hardtop is a great feature, making the car usable all-year round. When the roof is closed, it's like driving a sports car. When... Read More

2012 BMW 3 Series Reviews

Dreamdriver - Total Driving Immersion By turquoisea

I loved everything about this car, from the amazing interior with dazzling lights, phenomenal sound system, spot on handling and smooth ride, super comfortable seats, voice command. Not a lot of room... Read More

It's The Honda Accord Of Our Age By Aaron

It's a perfectly reasonable car. Goes fast when you want it too, uses less gas when you want that. Back seat is big enough so the kids don't complain. Just wish it were a bit less bland. I used to... Read More

2011 BMW 3 Series Reviews

Performance Oriented, Capable Daily Driver By jff011377

Refined & very capable performance coupe. I have driven 12+ hours without getting fatigued. I have driven at autocross events & on a high speed road course track. The car is very fun to drive & in ... Read More

An Amazing Machne By fotobaron

Great power, great performance, great handling (hydraulic steering), very good gas mileage given the engine, extraordinarily comfortable, lots of useful bells and whistles and absolutely gorgeous to l... Read More

2010 BMW 3 Series Reviews

German Design By ptparker

Excellent value for money , very steady on highway. Good mileage, 8-9 liters per 100 km. Great sound from the 12 speaker Harmon Kardon sound system. Vehicle has many practical features such as tool ki... Read More

This Car Has Been A Great Tonic For Me. By Dick

I love this car. It was a great morale booster for me during a time of my life where I needed a boost. It helped me immeasurably. It has looks, style, performance, handling, and fun. This is one gre... Read More

3 Series

Looking for a Used 3 Series in your area?

CarGurus has 25,287 nationwide 3 Series listings starting at $1,495.

ZIP:
Have you driven a 2014 BMW 3 Series?  
Rank Your Car →