The BMW 3 Series is an excellent car that boasts high quality, attention to detail and a long list of high-tech features. Sure, it's a bit less engaging to drive than it used to be, with less tactile steering. But the car is agile, steady and well balanced, even when pushed hard. It also still delivers a very satisfying and balanced overall driving experience.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"BMW engineering, of course."

ART G., NC (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"The diesel excels at economical, fun driving and is a guilt free way to drive a BMW. The heads-up display is a fantastic addition and I rarely take my eyes off the road."

SUSAN E., AE (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Needs more horsepower in the 320 model. Have to use sport mode and lots of throttle to pull out in traffic. The 328 does not suffer in this way."

RALPH S., NC (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"The 2.0 turbo-charged engine is super and the handling is superb - especially on the area mountain roads where we live."

DAVID M., NC (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Service realibilty"

HARRY W., CA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"I love the car. One improvement would be to tighten the suspension. It is a bit too cushy in city driving. But on the highway it is amazing!"

D B., IN (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Great car for long road trips. Comfortable, economical and handles great."

Anonymous, CA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Great car overall but feels watered down compared with past 3 series sedans. My car has the M Sport package and still feels a bit softly sprung. By comparison my wife's X3 M Sport is firmer and feels better."

TREY T., OK (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Steering is a bit disappointing: a bit too vague, and could use a bit more weight. It is precise - but lacking in feedback. It would be great if this was a Toyota, but it's just not good enough for a BMW. Otherwise I'm very satisfied with this vehicles otherwise excellent handling vs. ride "balance"."

SIDNEY E., CA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"The car handles very well. I have the diesel and love the acceleration and fuel economy. This is a comfortable and fun car to drive"

MICHAEL G., CA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"The steering feel is too vague, don't really get the feel of the road and steering feedback as in earlier BMWs."

Anonymous, NY (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"good"

Anonymous, NJ (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"The handling and accelaration is outstanding. Moreover, it has 3 driving modes (Economy, Comfort & Sport) which allow you to taylor the suspension, engine and transmission to different driving situations. Finally, with its turbocharged diesel the car has incredible fuel economy."

M P., MA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Fun to drive. Great handling and performance."

Anonymous, NJ (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"power plus good economy"

Anonymous, IA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"excellent acceleration and power for such a small engine with great fuel consumption"

Anonymous, ON (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Handling is not as good as past BMW models"

JOHN G., CT (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"The car handles great. The straight line acceleration is satisfactory but not a standout. It has a 2-liter diesel engine after all."

DAVID G., OR (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Sporty. Like multiple modes to drive. Like multiple gears to support sport or Eco mode."

Anonymous, NJ (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"On the one occasion I have had so far to drive on a twisting, hilly back road, the driving experience was awesome!! I'll be looking for other back roads."

Anonymous, WV (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Twin turbos give good mileage and oomph when you want it."

KEVIN J., CA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Very uninspired acceleration and handling."

Anonymous, ON (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Our 2015 BMW 328xi it's mostly driven by my wife and she enjoys The acceleration it delivers especially on the highway. It's funny but when I first met her she was afraid driving the freeway... But ever sense she bought a BMW she no longer fears the freeway, she enjoys it."

MERLYN H., NV (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Owned previous similar models and two things are not up to par when compared: 1. Handling 2. Turbo lag"

Anonymous, PR (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"I wish the acceleration was a little quicker but it does fine for a sedan and have no problem getting up to speed going on the freeway or for passing. Handling is great. Corners well, holds the road with ease."

Anonymous, CA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"It's a fun car to drive."

Anonymous, WI (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Although not as good as the older 325 series, handing is still better than most. The car is quick and responsive and melds with the driver."

WILLIAM S., NJ (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"good acceleration and handling"

JEFF F., NY (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"It accelerates very quickly, sounds great doing it as well. The handling inspires confidence to take corners without breaking."

BRIAN S., WI (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"My BMW is a diesel and I get great mileage and the acceleration is supurb. It's a fairly heavy car and it hugs the road on some of the sharpe turns that I usually drive from my business to my home"

Anonymous, CA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Great driving experience. Comfortable when driven moderately and responsive when needed. Got 35 mpg on a trip from New York to North Carolina."

BARTON B., NY (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"acceleration and handling are first class"

WAI L., MB (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Great torque"

JOHN R., MA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"like the ability to shift into sport mode when I need it. this car has very good acceleration and piwer"

DAVID A., CO (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"This series has tilted too far towards luxury, and lacks many previously standard attributes on all BMW models (steering with feel, audible engine sounds). It really feels like a Toyota! Thankfully they still make some models with a manual transmission. It's very much an enigma - really wish I would have kept my '11 328xiT."

MARK S., PA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"The car combines luxury, reasonable practicality with track-like performance."

Anonymous, TX (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"For a 4 door sedan, it handles well and accelerates very well."

Donald K., FL (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Excellent performance at all times (i.e., city or country)."

Anonymous, MN (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Excellent engine performance coupled with great fuel mileage when cruising down the highway. DCT transmission works very well for performance and comfort."

Anonymous, NJ (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"A magnificent car to drive. Great handling and exceptional acceleration while providing excellent milage outside of spirited driving."

William M., OK (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Great"

Anonymous, FL (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Nice car and great acceleration. Maintenance can be expensive after warranty is completed"

Patrick C., IL (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Excellent handling and braking."

Leonard E., MA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Adaptive M Suspension gives me control over the car's dynamics."

Anonymous, FL (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Love it and tight steering and love it's RWD"

Anonymous, AL (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Quick response in both steering and engine; drives more like a sports car than a hatchback."

Greg B., UT (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Superb handling with exhilerating acceleration and engine power."

Thomas T., GA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"it's great"

Anonymous, FL (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Outstanding fuel economy, excellent driving experience. Engine sounds a bit coarse, however."

Rick V., IL (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"The M3 delivers an incredibly rewarding driving experience."

Anonymous, TX (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"I love the way this car drives! The SPORT mode carves corners on back roads and the acceleration is more than enough to make driving a blast."

Braden H., PA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"The automatic transmission on the three series is excellent the handling and acceleration is outstanding this is a car which loves be taken on the freeway."

Merlyn H., NV (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"The engine is the best part of this car, along with the handling. The steering is not up to the same level as previous BMW's, and spoils the driving experience. Luckily, it's accurate, but numb. This really the major reason to buy a BMW, over other options in this segment."

Anonymous, PA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Very comfortable drive, but because it is only a 2.0L 4 cylinder turbo, and it is quite a large and heavy car, I don't think it has the pep that some of the other cars do. That being said, it's not lacking acceleration"

Anonymous, BC (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Super handling and smooth acceleration. No issues no lack of power when needed. Excellent."

Kenneth P., MA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Acceleration, braking and handling are great. The only thing I feel could be better is the steering feel, especially on center."

Randy R., IA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"nimble, quick, fun to drive!"

Anonymous, FL (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"In sport mode it is such a pleasure to drive."

Anonymous, MA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"I am just happy with the car."

Barry S., CA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"I'm used to driving cars that have much better handling and acceleration. My BMW does not match their performance, but it's certainly more roomy and luxurious."

R S., MD (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"It drives as if it’s velcroed to the road — at any speed"

Stephen C., OH (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Handling and acceleration"

Mark R., CA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"excellent acceleration"

Anonymous, PA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"This car handles very well. I do alot of mountain driving and when going around corners on the highway it hugs the road. fabulous......"

Patricia C., CA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"quick, tight to the road"

Daniel A., OH (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Spectacular vehicle to drive and excellent mpg's"

Anonymous, OK (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"We have a 320i - can isn't fast, but has a wide torque band. Performance generally OK, but Id prefer more power. Handling is OK, front / rear balance is very good, with neither early understeer or overseer. However dampers and springs are way too soft for enthusiasts - far too much roll and large body motions over big bumps."

Anonymous, ON (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Excellent acceleration and handling"

Anonymous, FL (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Although the engine sounds like a diesel, it performs very well. The car is very powerful and handles well."

Keith C., NJ (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"It indeed is a drivers auto."

Anonymous, NY (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Excellent handling and power. AWD adds to the safety as well."

Brian C., OR (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Excellent acceleration from stop and handles very well at turns."

Anonymous, CA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Handles and responds like a sports car,"

Steve W., NY (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Excellent handling. Able to change from eco drive to sport with a single touch. Handle great. Fun to drive conquers curves with ease"

Don K., AR (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Excellent"

Anonymous, DE (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"The driving experience in this vehicle is better than any other car I've driven. Everything just feels right."

Anonymous, MN (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Lots of "punch" when accelerating which is also smooth. Usually use comfort mode but Sport mode is fun. MPG is impressive given the performance factors."

Anonymous, FL (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Remarkably stable at speed - especially when driving on curvy roads! Stops very quickly and accelerates easily yet remains under control!"

Anonymous, TX (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"It's uber fast!"

William P., VA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"The acceleration and handling are better than I have ever experienced and I think it makes me a much more confident driver."

Jerry B., CO (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"The best handling car I ever had. The acceleration is more than I need. It takes bumps a bit hard but the roads around the city are horrific."

William M., PA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"BMW offer the best in accelerating and handling over any other auto"

Anonymous, VA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"For a small SUV this car is fun to drive. Running errands is not exciting but I enjoy these days more because the BMW is zippy."

Pam G., NY (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Performance (acceleration & handling) is top notch; an extremely fun car to drive."

Gregory W., OR (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Great acceleration, excellent handling and braking, solid quiet drive. Feel of a quality vehicle."

James N., CA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Handles great. Very nimble."

Leonard E., MA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Very good routine handling and acceleration.When pushed the handling and acceleration are up to the challenge"

George S., NC (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Driving is the best experience with this automobile. The advertising is correct: It is the ultimate driving machine. The Steering control is precise. When I need to avoid situations, acceleration is great. It seems like the car can go sideways when I need to change lanes."

Douglas F., FL (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Unbelievable and steady acceleration with a 4 cyl turbo. It handles like a balance sports car."

Joe I., UT (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Performs like a BMW, swift and agile."

Anonymous, OH (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"I have owned many different vehicles, but none have had the handling or drive control that the BMW I own has."

Anonymous, NY (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Very quick acceleration; light but precise steering"

Anonymous, NJ (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Excellent handling both on highway and surface street. The acceleration is adequate in ECO-PRO mode but great in COMFORT and SPORT modes"

Anonymous, CA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"It's rocket fast and fun."

Anonymous, TX (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Transmission extremely sluggish when car is first driven (first 1/2 mile). Turbo engine lag is noticeable when starting from a stop. Brakes are hard to modulate."

Anonymous, ID (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"outstanding acceleration, handling, performance and quiet ride."

Theresa G., AZ (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Acceleration is easy to modulate under local condition. Power on tap for merging and passing is immediate. Car handles curves and corners well."

Barton B., NY (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Handles great, acceleration and breaking is excellent"

Anonymous, NC (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Excellent acceleration."

E G., TX (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"It's a pleasure to drive, hugs the road around curves, accelerates when you need it."

Hyman H., OR (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Everything."

Anonymous, IN (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"great handling, braking comfort and styling"

I R., NY (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Very responsive, excellent handling."

Bruce B., CT (2015 BMW 3 Series)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"There is a squeeking in the seats. Climate control could be more intuitive and seems to have some trouble keeping up with very hot weather."

ANDREW S., NJ (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"BMW engineering, of course."

ART G., NC (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"seat are very poor compared to 328i"

JOSEPH M., FL (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"I have to get the windows tinted for the first time - my left arm was very warm all the time. I never had to do that, and I've owned Audi, Lexus and Acura sedans. It was disappointing."

Anonymous, PA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"The temperature system is hard to understand and set properly"

FRANK W., MO (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"It is very quiet and rides exceptionally well. Compared to our previous BMW 335 this car rides better, has less steering effort, and more sensitive brakes."

JON W., WY (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Very good seats, navigation , climate control"

Anonymous, OH (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"The ride is somewhat stiff. It is fine on smooth roads, but back roads and rough roads we try to avoid. I would prefer a softer, smother ride. However, most SUV's have a rough ride."

Anonymous, NY (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Seats without lumbar support are good unless you have back problem, then they are weak in lower back support"

RALPH S., NC (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"The low profile tires damage easily and deliver a less comfortable and granular ride. I've replaced 5 tires since Oct 2015, and had two rims repaired!"

ERIC M., NY (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"difficult to find a comfortable position for my back."

Anonymous, NJ (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"My only complaint about comfort is that our model have little or no lumbar support."

Anonymous, MA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Ride and noise are great. Climate control however is weak. But what is interesting is that it has enough "power" to cool properly (Max ac works fine) but the computer program seems to hold it back. The Eco pro mode is indicated to hold back on the cooling but even with Eco pro off, it doesn't keep up."

Anonymous, PA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"excessive tire noise, will replace soon good steering and handling"

Anonymous, FL (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Seats too low."

Anonymous, NJ (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Seat comfort"

HARRY W., CA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"We have the "Luxury" package and the car is very comfortable. We drive to Santa Barbara (about 8 hour driving time) twice each year. I am not fatigued when we get there or feeling beat up by the road due to the comfort level of the car. Multiple ways to set the seat to your individual likes, great climate controls and functioning, quiet in the cabin."

Anonymous, CA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Adjustments/visibility for shorter drivers"

ALAN R., IL (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Difficult to get into and out of car. Seat too low for a short person and can't be raised to an acceptable level."

Anonymous, NJ (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Very comfortable"

Anonymous, CA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"look-up control"

Anonymous, FL (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"The seats are the most uncomfortable, I have severe back if I drive or ride in it for more than an hour,,,,,,"

Anonymous, CA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"They are hot and stick to you. Nothing like the the Lexus is250, which have great seats"

Anonymous, AL (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Very supportive seats and compliant ride,"

Steve W., NY (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"The fit and finish of the vehicle is excellent. The seats are well designed, and the xdrive is excellent for handling."

Anonymous, BC (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Seats are not comfortable. Tried several adjustments but still not good for my back."

Anonymous, NJ (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Seat bottoms could be wider or could use an adjustable seat bottom bolster adjustment like the C63"

Nikhil V., KY (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Even the sport seats over time have proven to be less than satisfactory with respect to seat comfort. Partly this is because of the seat design but also because the suspension transmits every shock up the spine."

Anoop G., CA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"The vehicle is very smooth riding with comfortable seating. The noise level of the car is extremely low."

Anonymous, NY (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Seats are not particularly comfortable"

Anonymous, FL (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Very adjustable. Lumbar support and seating position are important"

Barton B., NY (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"The ride is very comfortable and quiet. Love the smooth transmission"

Anonymous, CA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"For long 8 to 10 hour trips on the road the comfort is excellent. Quiet. Seats are comfort and the ride is smooth."

E G., TX (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Seats: Become uncomfortable after sitting 1.5 hours. Seems like there is not enough padding. Noise: A little more road noise than I would like. Ride: I am satisfied."

Paul G., PA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Although the car itself handles like a dream, and as expected, the standard seats provide no bolstering of the driver. I am a 'spirited' driver at times and I feel, at times, that I am being thrown all over while controlling the car. An example is when cornering I am leaning way to far to the left or right with no support from the seat or the backrest to control my lean/slide in the seat."

Gregory S., PA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Excellent feeling seats, quiet and great ride."

Anonymous, OH (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Very comfortable seats and quiet at speed"

Anonymous, NJ (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Extremely comfortable with great support, along with large side bolsters."

Anonymous, TX (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"This car is extremely comfortable. I haven't found the need to constantly adjust the driver's seat. The seats are firm."

Pam G., NY (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Not adjustable enough for a tall driver (I'm 6ft). When the seat is fully retraced it moves behind the support, or beam, between the driver seat and rear passenger seat and makes it uncomfortable to enter. The steering wheel doesn't adjust enough."

E R., NY (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"The seats lack good cushioning, feel flat. "Dakota Leather" isn't real leather and doesn't have the desired leather smell. The seats in the M Sports model probably offer more support."

Anonymous, NY (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"The seats are too low for easy entrance and exit for a person of my age. It is my wife that drives this car."

Jerry F., AZ (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Seats are excellent, very adjustable. Ride is very comfortable and controlled, noise is low. Overall a great commuter car as well as a great road trip vehicle."

Ray B., CA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"General comfort of the seats is good, although can be cramped and stiff for passengers in the back seat. Ride is a good compromise between comfort and drivability / feedback / sport."

Anonymous, AZ (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Ride is good but road noise is too high with run flat tires"

Kenneth T., CO (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"The car has a very stable ride feel but I feel the seats could be a bit more plush or could use more cushioning, I find myself always adjusting the seat to try and get more comfortable. The seat are just a bit to firm."

Anonymous, WA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Too much road noise on roads roughened by studded tires in winter."

Terry C., WA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"seats are supportive and comfortable but need the option of cooling. Love the thigh extension on the sport seat. Headrest needs better fore-aft adjustment, not just tilt. sun visors need extension option."

Anonymous, CO (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Sport seats are very comfortable, well suited to long rides. Handling is very good but car bucks on manholes and other sharp road creases."

Anonymous, ID (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Comfortable seats,easy to access controls,smooth ride(new ties), minor road noise, the ultimate dring machine."

James N., CA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"The car runs very rough becasue of the run flat tires and it is very noisey."

Patricia C., CA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"comfortable interior, great acceleration, performance, smooth ride."

Theresa G., AZ (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Great seats, low noise, quiet generally smooth ride. Ride is upset by big bumps (feels under damped, particularly on rebound)"

Anonymous, ON (2015 BMW 3 Series)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Depreciated in value too fast. Radio/Infotainment system too difficult to use."

Anonymous, PA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Most people think BMWs are pricey and the only way for a middle income family to afford one is to get the lowest end vehicle with no extras. Not true. I pay less per month for my BMW 328xiDrive Gran Tourismo than most people pay for their low end Honda or Toyota. And my car comes with complete maintenance and top of the line service. It's an amazing car and even better value."

ANN M., CA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"We love this car especially after driving a 4runner for 15 years. Driving experience is great. Hugs the road, easy to control. Love the gps, backup camera, trip computer and maps. We also got a great price on a dealer owned never sold vehicle."

H H., OR (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"This car was a special order and was expensive. Still, I got exactly what I wanted and it drives great."

JIM G., OH (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Expensive vehicle for what you get in terms of options. Overall satisfied with the vehicle for in - town driving."

Anonymous, OK (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"They are expensive!"

LEN-MARY H., WI (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Many features common to the lesser priced competition are only available on the BMW when you add costly option packages."

FRANK M., KS (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"I bought this car as a certified used car with 2900 miles. I paid $30,000.00 for it and it was in "as new" condition. It has performed flawlessly. I would buy this car again."

KAY C., OR (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"this car is too expensive for what you get. The design is good but the overall quality of materials and cost cutting engineering did make the cars value questionable. The quality of materials is an entire grade lower than the E92 model I owned previously."

Anonymous, IA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"certified preowned is the best option. I got a 45k car for 35k and about 6k miles."

DAVID A., CO (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"I got the price I wanted thanks to Consumer Reports and their excellent system of research"

JOHN Q., MA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Value was great with 6k Miles on it, plus the car had all the packages. - I would not have paid top dollar for all packages with a new car."

Anonymous, PA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"It is a very comfortable and well engineered car to drive, highway or city. I would like the steering to be tighter."

Anonymous, MI (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Less safety features vs my Fusion and much less convenient comfort and entertainment controls, while at the same time significantly more expensive than my Fusion. Tires it came with require rotation to qualify for insurance, but when tread on tires prematurely wore down, dealership service informed me that they never rotated the tires because they don't believe it is necessary! On the plus side, smooth ride and good acceleration."

Anonymous, NJ (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"No value. I spent $10,000 for "extras" just to make the BMW a bit better than comparable to popular cars, e.g. Toyota, Honda, Lexus , etc"

Robert S., NC (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"European Delivery made the vehicle more affordable."

Anonymous, FL (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Every thing on this vehicle is an extra. all of the extras are expensive. The company itself is arrogant when you talk to them about their vehicle. The only thing I feel the car has going for it is performance, which is great."

Anonymous, FL (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"MOST least expensive car I have own."

Anonymous, MN (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Many "options" should be included on a vehicle at this price, especially those related to safety."

Anonymous, NJ (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Great car that should last at least ten years. Would definitely buy another as long as it wasn't self-driving!"

Edward S., FL (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"completely satisfied"

Anonymous, NJ (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"With the wagon style not as popular here in the USA (we like the style), negotiating a great deal is possible - giving enormous value for the money spent."

Anonymous, AZ (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"The 2015 BMW 32&i does NOT give the driver satisfaction that he has a "sports machine", the standard by which others aspire."

Robert S., NC (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"least expansive high performance car"

Anonymous, BC (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"It's rather disheartening. The sales arm of BMW mails me updates on what value they'd place on my current BMW when used in trade for a new one. According to BMW, my 3 1/2 year old car is worth less than a 2018 Civic. I think it depreciates $1,000. a month. It should be absolutely worthless, according to BMW in less than 5 years!"

Kevin J., CA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"I thought the value (the purchase price) was fair when I bought it new. However, I am really dissatisfied at how quickly it has depreciated. If I had been more thorough in doing my homework in regards to the depreciation I may not have purchased this vehicle. As a side note however, I do keep cars that I purchase on average of 12-15 years."

Paul G., PA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"This car is fantastic for space, which was the reason we went with this over the standard 328. The hatch in the back is amazing for storage use, without looking like a typical hatchback. I think the price is better than comparable car layouts from Audi, Porsche, and others."

Anonymous, BC (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Between the lack of comfort, the numb steering, the floaty yet unable to recover from bumps suspension, and the poor quality of interior trim with respect to rattles and squeaks, I do not feel like I got my money’s worth. I have lost my passion for driving and my next car will not be. BMW."

Anoop G., CA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"It is a sheep in wolf's clothing. Looks like an average sedan, but has incredible pickup and handling."

Joe I., UT (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"competitors have caught up with BMW in the last 10 years in terms of features and performance but the charge for the brand is still high. This makes it hard for me to see replacing my current 3 series with another when there are vehicles for 10k less offering similar performance and features."

Anonymous, CO (2015 BMW 3 Series)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Great looking car"

JEFF F., NY (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"This is my wife's car and she just loves it! From the styling to how it drives, she thinks it is great!"

GARY D., NY (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"This survey did not list my body type for my BMW 328. It's a 328xi Gran Tourismo--a smaller version of the 525 Gran Tourismo. This car has more room than a typical 328 the same amount of leg room in the back as a 7 series. The car is very sleek and sporty, Luxurious and spacious. it's just a gorgeous car all around."

ANN M., CA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

"Outstanding styling, love it!"

KAREN D., PA (2015 BMW 3 Series)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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