Volkswagen Passat vs BMW 3 Series Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T SE R-Line FWD
MSRP
$29,995
Invoice
$28,765
Average Price Paid
$24,337
62 listings nationwide

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2020 BMW 3 Series
330i NA Sedan RWD
Invoice
$38,400
Average Price Paid
$38,713
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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2019 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T SE R-Line FWD
Fair Price
$25,271
Good Price
$23,899
Great Price
$23,114
2020 BMW 3 Series
330i NA Sedan RWD
Fair Price
$39,516
Good Price
$37,946
Great Price
$37,048

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T SE R-Line FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$26,185
35 listings nationwide

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2020 BMW 3 Series
330i NA Sedan RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$40,750

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T SE R-Line FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The current generation of Volkswagen Passat is a vastly different today than it was when it first arrived in 2012. Since its introduction, it’s seen an overhauled engine lineup, a comp...

2020 BMW 3 Series
330i NA Sedan RWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

For 2020, BMW expands the 3 Series lineup with a new trim. The compact 3 Series competes with mainstays like the Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Lexus IS. The base 330i carries o...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T SE R-Line FWD
writes:
Its great and sound system but the Audi have more power and better control
Power Ranked 2019 Audi A7 3.0T quattro Prestige AWD better.
"The power more stronger and feel more safe with the audi"
Family Car Ranked 2019 Audi A7 3.0T quattro Prestige AWD better.
"The safety and technology in the Audi and the set up "
60
writes:
Got and finish are excellent in this model. This edition comes with enough bells and whistles to warrant a har...
Handling Ranked 2018 Chevrolet Malibu LT FWD worse.
"This vehicle has a much more competent suspension feel over the Chevy Malibu. "
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Chevrolet Malibu LT FWD worse.
"IMO this VW beats the Chevrolet hands down in every aspect of ride, performance, build quality, and value for your dollar. "
2020 BMW 3 Series
330i NA Sedan RWD
10
writes:
Inside is futuristic, the outside is a redesigned 2018 340i. Not much to say , great for anyone not a performa...
10
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 "

Specs

2019 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T SE R-Line FWD
2020 BMW 3 Series
330i NA Sedan RWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
25 MPG
--
Fuel Economy, Highway
36 MPG
--
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 15.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
174 hp @ 5,000 RPM
255 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
295 lb-ft @ 1,450 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.7:1
10.2:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.23 in x 3.72 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 4 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 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
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.4 in 42 in
Back Legroom 39.1 in 35.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.9 cu ft 17 cu ft
Maximum Payload 904 lbs --
Exterior
Length 191.9 in 185.7 in
Width 72.2 in 81.4 in
Height 58.5 in 56.8 in
Wheelbase 110.4 in 112.2 in

Available Options

2019 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T SE R-Line FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Fortana Red Metallic
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Reflex Silver Metallic
  • Terra Brown Metallic
  • Tourmaline Blue Metallic
2020 BMW 3 Series
330i NA Sedan RWD

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