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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 BMW 3 Series
330i Sedan RWD
MSRP
$40,750
Invoice
$38,400
Average Price Paid
$38,855
2,070 listings nationwide

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2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD
MSRP
$40,395
Invoice
$38,779
Average Price Paid
$36,954
1,309 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2020 BMW 3 Series
330i Sedan RWD
Fair Price
$39,733
Good Price
$38,113
Great Price
$37,187
2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD
Fair Price
$38,279
Good Price
$35,930
Great Price
$34,587

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 BMW 3 Series
330i Sedan RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$47,016
196 listings nationwide

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2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$41,155
31 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 BMW 3 Series
330i Sedan RWD
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

Does BMW still use “The Ultimate Driving Machine” as its advertising tagline? Yes, it does. And with the arrival of the 2020 BMW M340i, which slots between the existing 330i and the fo...

2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD
Cherise Threewitt Preview:

Volkswagen introduces a number of changes to keep the Golf R fresh for 2019. Exclusive styling elements for the 2019 Golf R include new 19-inch alloy wheels, black brake calipers with...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 10
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 6
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 BMW 3 Series
330i Sedan RWD
30
writes:
Inside is futuristic, the outside is a redesigned 2018 340i. Not much to say , great for anyone not a performa...
20
writes:
One of the best driving sedans iv owned in a long time fun enough power for what it is an plenty of tuning opt...
Family Car Ranked 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat RWD worse.
"4 doors more room and for those of us who live where it snows the awe system is nice to have "
Value Ranked 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat RWD better.
"Insane power per dollar "
2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD
writes:
Good at all..just not the best.
Would Buy Ranked 2017 Ford Focus ST worse.
"The all wheel drive is the cherry on top. This car will get you home in any situation."
writes:
Power Ranked 2019 Honda Civic Type R Touring FWD better.
"Power "
Handling Ranked 2019 Honda Civic Type R Touring FWD better.
"Handling "
writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Honda Civic Type R worse.
"Napa Leather."
Would Buy Ranked 2019 Honda Civic Type R worse.
"All the added options like AWD and Leather and the warranty makes it worth the extra $7,000 or so"

Specs

2020 BMW 3 Series
330i Sedan RWD
2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
26 MPG
21 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
36 MPG
29 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.6 gal 14.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
255 hp @ 5,000 RPM
288 hp @ 5,400 RPM
288 hp @ 5,400 RPM
Torque
295 lb-ft @ 1,450 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.2:1
9.6:1
9.6:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.23 in x 3.72 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Leather Seats -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42 in 41.2 in
Back Legroom 35.2 in 35.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 17 cu ft 22.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 970 lbs
Exterior
Length 185.7 in 168.4 in
Width 81.4 in 70.8 in
Height 56.8 in 56.5 in
Wheelbase 112.2 in 103.5 in

Available Options

2020 BMW 3 Series
330i Sedan RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Jet Black
  • Mediterranean Blue Metallic
  • Melbourne Red Metallic
  • Mineral Gray Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • PORTIMAO Blue Metallic
  • Sunset Orange Metallic
  • Vermont Bronze Metallic

Option Packages

  • Heated Front Seats
  • Adaptive M Suspension
  • Driving Assistance Professional Package
  • Parking Assistance Package
  • Convenience Package
  • Driving Assistance Package
  • Executive Package
  • Harman/Kardon Surround Sound System
  • Live Cockpit Pro W/NAVI
  • Luxury Package
  • M Sport Package
  • Premium Package
  • Track Handling Package
  • Wireless Charging
  • Black W/Contrast STICHING, VERNASCA Leather Upholstery
  • Black W/Black Stitch, VERNASCA Leather Upholstery
  • Black W/Blue Stitching, VERNASCA Leather Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige/Black, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Cognac W/Contrast Stitch, VERNASCA Leather Upholstery
  • Mocha W/Contrast Stitch, VERNASCA Leather Upholstery
  • Oyster W/Contrast Stitch, VERNASCA Leather Upholstery
  • Wheels: 19" X 8" Double-Spoke Bi-Color Orbit Grey
2019 Volkswagen Golf R
4-Door AWD

Exterior Colors

  • 91 Blue
  • Anthracite Metallic
  • Azure Blue Pearl
  • Bordeaux Red Pearl
  • Caribbean
  • Caribbean Green
  • Cliff Green
  • Copper Orange Metallic
  • Curry Yellow
  • Dark Burgundy Pearl
  • Dark Violet Pearl
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Deep Blue Pearl
  • Dust Gray
  • FUTURA Yellow Metallic
  • GINSTER Yellow
  • Graphite Metallic
  • Hot Chili Pearl
  • Ice Blue
  • Indium Gray Metallic
  • Inky Blue Pearl
  • Irish Green
  • Jazz Blue Pearl
  • Lapiz Blue Metallic
  • Magma Orange
  • Mars Red
  • Mocha Anthracite Metallic
  • Moss Green Metallic
  • Mystic Blue Pearl
  • NOGARO Blue Pearl
  • Oryx White Pearl
  • Oxide Red
  • Prussian Blue Metallic
  • Racing Green
  • Raspberry Red
  • Reseda Green
  • SARANTOS TURQOUISE
  • Slate Gray
  • Squirrel Gray
  • Star Blue Metallic
  • TNT Orange
  • Techno Blue Pearl
  • Tornado Red
  • Traffic Purple
  • Violet Touch Pearl
  • Viper Green Metallic

Option Packages

  • VW SPEKTRUM

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