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. And it 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

"The car handles very well and the engine performance is exceptional and still delivers almost 30 MPG."

RON D., TX (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Steering feedback is poor. Steering wheel feel especially on highway is inconsistent, with feeling of torque ripple from electric power steering"

Anonymous, IL (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"The car handles very well, especially when equipped with the Track Handling package. I find the steering better than the standard, which is a little dull and heavy. The transmission is very responsive, and shifts especially well in the Sport and Sport+ modes. Maybe BMW is getting its mojo back!"

STEPHEN N., WA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Great and fun car to drive."

RAYMOND D., NY (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"It will hit 120 without noticing. It's is sleek an attractive. It is very quiet and extremely responsive to every move of the wheel. The front seats are a bit narrow but it is otherwise comfortable. Very fun to drive and it gets about 37 mpg highway."

SKIP S., MN (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"My 2013 335xi was one of the fastest cars I've ever driven. But the new 340i is notably faster, with significantly better fuel economy (like 20% better)."

JOHN G., NJ (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Car is very senitive to touch Has amazing turning radius Even w small engine has good acceleration"

Anonymous, CA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"I have a manual transmission on my 2016 BMW and I have to admit that the driving experience with the manual BMW is so much more engaging and enjoyable than with the automatic."

MERLYN H., NV (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Handles very, very well with good but not great acceleration once you get going, but there is a 3 second hesitation between pressing the gas pedal and the car starting to move. Its not just annoying, its downright unsafe. I will never get a 320 again."

LEE D., CO (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Performance and reliability."

WILLIAM P., SC (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Terrific acceleration contributes to ease in getting onto the freeway."

Anonymous, CO (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"solid. fun to drive car"

Anonymous, AL (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Really like the option for the eco, comfort and sport modes. When you put the car in sport mode, you can feel the difference and the acceleration is amazing - no issues being able to merge or pass cars. The steering and braking are responsive - more so than other cars I have driven (ie VW or Honda)."

Anonymous, MN (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"excellent response to acceleration and stopping. it feels like a very safe auto."

Anonymous, CA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Great looks and outstanding turbo 4 cylinder engine"

THOMAS G., VA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"This car's power seems under rated at 320 BHp..power delivery is super smooth ..it"

RICIO T., NJ (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"The cars handling is not as crisp as the older 335 series, but is still excellent. The power is smooth and always feels like there is more power at any speed during average driving. Excellent engineering overall."

ROY A., TX (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"New 3.0 six cylinder engine is best in class. Delivers power smoothly."

KURT V., TX (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Engine is very powerful and pulls hard, but unfortunately, the manual transmission was a bad choice for the car - it's clear that it was designed with the intention of being paired with an automatic. The engine loses too much boost between shifts, making the turbo lag very apparent - especially under hard acceleration. The suspension is extremely well-tuned and stays flat through fast maneuvers, even without the optional sport/M-sport package. Steering in "sport" mode feels artificially heavy an"

JON R., FL (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"It's German. It's a stick-shift, Power and Fuel Mileage. Fit & Finish, Thick Sheetmetal and Paint. Feels Rock-Solid."

JEFFREY K., HI (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"This vehicle handles exceptionally well. The diesel is extremely fuel efficient. I have exceeded the estimated mpg multiple times. Long distance trips I usually obtain 45mpg"

Anonymous, MT (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"The 4-cylinder Diesel engine is remarkably responsive, providing more than adequate acceleration to pass on the highway. The engine is much quieter than I expected"

Anonymous, UT (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"The acceleration is intoxicating"

Anonymous, NJ (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Despite the loss of the famous and great steering feel, the handling and acceleration of the 340i are awesome and fun and make it an exceptional car for the money"

ROBERT W., CA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"I like the ability to select the type of drive for my needs - Economy, Comfort or Sport."

Anonymous, VA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Manual transmission is a real joy."

George U., MI (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Excellent driving experience"

Bob G., NY (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Surprised how well car drove in the snow, even with performance tires. Xdrive works well."

Timothy B., CT (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Handling and acceleration are really good, as they were in my previous 2001 325i."

Jay D., CA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Fun to drive"

Anonymous, CA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Very torquey, strong acceleration even for a four cylinder. AWD is excellent in the rain."

Joseph R., CA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"very quick and handles very well"

Anonymous, PA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Takes off like a rocket"

Anonymous, AB (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Smooth acceleration and fun to drive"

Irwin F., ON (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Good acceleration and it handles very well."

Anonymous, WA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"fast, fun to drive."

Lisa W., QC (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Very quick and responsive acceleration"

Anonymous, ON (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"In sport mode, this car will push you back in your seat in gear 1-3 with no problem"

Anonymous, MI (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Great acceleration."

Larry S., NJ (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"It is a driving machine. Fun to drive, but I tend to speed when I am driving my BMW."

Anonymous, TN (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Sports car experience"

Anonymous, NJ (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"It's a driving machine, as they say. That's very clear from the various settings for comfort or spirited driving. Plenty peppy but you never feel you are losing control. Easy to switch to manual in a pinch."

Todd K., CA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"The torque associated with the 2.0L engine and ability to select driving/suspension modes."

Cynthia D., GA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"An exhilerating ride - the low Center of gravity and sport mode steering hugs you tightly to the road."

Anonymous, ON (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Acceleration fine with me despite only 180 hp. Handles and shifts like a dream."

George U., MI (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"You can definitely tell it's a turbo engine. There's a definite turbo delay. The Eco Pro setting works really well at improving mileage without negatively affecting the drive performance."

Anonymous, CA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"It has excellent handling and decent acceleration with great gas mileage especially on the highway."

W S., NY (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Overall handling, including acceleration, braking, steering, size and comfort are excellent. This car responds quickly; I definitely prefer this car to my 2013 Lexus GS 350."

Gordon P., CA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"It's the ultimate driving machine. Handling like a sports car comfort of a luxury car"

Nelson S., FL (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"quick acceleration"

Anonymous, NY (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"6 speed Manual, nuff said."

Anonymous, HI (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"The drive with the various settings from Eco to Power."

Anonymous, OH (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Love the acceleration in "sport" mode."

Anonymous, IL (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Corners and accelerates well"

Kenneth R., FL (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"This lengthened version of the 328 has great room and a more comfortable ride than the standard version. It is heavier but still very responsive and surprisingly stingy with fuel (28.7 mpg in all the miles we've driven.). The shifting is smooth and the overall impression is of spirit, driving pleasure and confidence. It is quiet enough that one can easily be speeding ten mph without being aware of it--. The whole experience is positive."

Anonymous, IL (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"not great acceleration but fuel mileage is good so compensation is fuel savings"

Doug G., ON (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Love the three selections: economy, comfort, sport"

Anonymous, FL (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"The good: Excellent ride and comfort, despite run-flat tires. Excellent driving dynamics from BMW twin-scroll inline 6, serving up satisfying power levels and a pleasing sporty exhaust note. Handling is predictable and confidence inspiring. The bad: 1. Automatic defog feature is both, incredibly annoying and unsatisfactory (actually creates unnecessary fogging up), with no way to disable the A/C completely. 2. Built-in iDrive apps for music streaming and control for Pandora and Spotify are unreliable, particularly bad for Spotify, which is often unresponsive from the start and requires tricky interaction with smartphone (necessary to manually terminate the Spotify app) to get things working. 3. Numerous desirable features available on the car, such automatic side mirror folding, require "coding" that may void the vehicle warranty. 4. No regular software updates from BMW to deal with bugs the car initially shipped with."

Anonymous, MA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"I experienced failure to brake and then unintended acceleration while fully stopped at a traffic light with my foot firmly on the brake causing my vehicle to hit the car in front of me. I have had other issues with the vehicle’s front end collision control engaging & braking when there was no other car, pedestrian or animal anywhere in the area.. There are other numerous reported complaints of the same issue to NHTSA. BMW North America & the dealerships will not acknowledge that there is a safety issue."

Anonymous, NY (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Power really feels good and it handles very good"

Anonymous, TN (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"VERY GOOD ACCELERATION, SECURE HANDLING AND FEEDBACK FROM THE ROAD"

Carlos B., QC (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Tough to find a better performing sedan. I can go to the track and feel confident or drop the kids off for school"

James K., OH (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"The acceleration is very powerful and the steering is precise. I feel I have excellent control of the car at all times"

Anonymous, NJ (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Fantastic handling and overall driving experience."

Ewan G., CA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"I’m amazed at what a 2 liter 4 cylinder engine can do. Handling is sumptuous."

Anonymous, CA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Excellent acceleration and handling. Very responsive steering and braking."

R R., PA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"This car is excellent for winter driving with proper snow tires."

Dan M., AB (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"The transmission shifts are almost imperceptible, but always the right gear for the driving condition - almost intuitive. It also slows the car naturally approaching a stop or speed reduction. The car handles like a rocket: point it and that is where it goes, with minimum effort and absolute stability. The 340 engine (six cylinder turbo) is quiet, smooth, and ever so responsive while being quite stingy with fuel. A recent 4000 mile trip produced 34 mpg with some city driving and most highway driving at speeds between 75 and 85 mph, and a feeling of great confidence in the car. And, for the record, I don't work for BMW, nor have I ever done so. It is just a great machine."

Dick C., WA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Not as nimble as the standard 3 series, but an absolutely delightful gran tourer. Perfect for long trips with the family."

Anonymous, WA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Drives like a car should, great handling, and plenty of power to pass"

Anonymous, NY (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"I'm a petite senior citizen, and the bmw "fits" me to a t! It is easy to handle and the ride is smooth."

Patricia M., KY (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"quick acceleration (pick up)"

Anonymous, NY (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Really fast and handling is great."

Robert, AZ (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Transmission set in SPORT mode really gives you a trill."

Anonymous, VA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Fantastic acceleration, good torque at all rpm levels, great road handling for size"

Anonymous, MS (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Adjustability of handling and more than adequate power and smoothness."

Stanley W., NY (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Acceleration is good, handling and gas efficiency is great for this model and design!"

Anonymous, CA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"The car handles GREAT."

Anonymous, NY (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Good feeling on the handling on crooked and mountain roads, sticks to the road on curves"

Anonymous, VA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"The fact that the three series is one of the few luxury automobiles you can still purchase with a manual transmission helps to make the BMW stand out among the other European luxury brands"

Merlyn H., NV (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Perfect compromise between comfort and performance."

Richard R., CA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"I really love the drive and handling both in the city & on the freeways. Acceleration is smooth, automatic gear shift is smooth."

Anonymous, WA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Acceleration and handling are both excellent. I was especially pleased with the performance of the 2-L twin turbo, particularly in its ability to handle steep mountain passes."

Thomas S., WA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Very good compromises between economy, power, handling and comfort/weight. Not as nimble as the other 3 series, but more convenient, with a more comfortable ride."

Anonymous, GA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Only engine available is turbo 2.0 4 cyllinder. Would prefer previous model inline 6 for more horsepower, nearly same mileage"

Anonymous, IL (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Very powerful and fast, yet amazingly good fuel economy. I easily get over 30 mpg while cruising on the highway and almost 25 in suburban driving. Sports car-like handling."

Anonymous, MD (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Most BMW owners would probably find the 320i 4cyl. to be underpowered, but I find it's got plenty of power when needed and the ride is tight and smooth like a magic carpet."

Anonymous, CT (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"For a 4-banger, the twin turbos really make it come alive. Handles beautifully, incident where I went sideways, stayed steady, maintained control, no issues."

Anonymous, TX (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"great torque"

Mark M., CA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Handling and acceleration of top end sports car for bargain price and great reliability"

Robert C., CT (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Handling is very precise. I feel in complete control regardless of conditions."

T P., OR (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Excellent handling and acceleration. No tough spot is hard to get out of."

Anonymous, TX (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"I do not like the three system of acceleration and stop and go driving"

Anonymous, TX (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Amazing 2.0L turbo power and still 35 mpg city/highway average over the last 6,000 miles. It turns fast without complaints. Big smile on the face comfort. It’s the ultimate driving machine. For one do it all vehicle focused on fun to drive it’s amazing"

Ralph S., GA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"The turbo boost is always fun and when using the sport gauges you see the high torque numbers even while using low horsepower. Handling is always dependable, the car is going to handle the road well without drama (unless you want some)."

Eric G., NJ (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"I have a 6 speed manual transmission, the real thing not paddle shifters. The engine is the 4 cylinder turbo. The handling is smooth and firm with great acceleration and a good road feel. Steering is precise with the right amount of road feel and the braking is sure and even. Overall fuel consumption is about 32 mpg but on the open road I have managed 44 mpg. Excellent handing. Truly the ultimate driving machine."

William E., NY (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"diesel motor has plenty of torque. Handling with adaptive suspension means one can tune ride/handling to suit conditions and road."

Anonymous, ON (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"The car feels solid and capable of handling all traffic situations."

Rick C., CA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"This BMW 328i x-drive is truly the ultimate driving machine! Set the cruise control on the highway and sit back to enjoy the ride."

Anonymous, ON (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Very fun car to drive. Love. The option of sport mode and the great acceleration and how the car hugs the road."

Heidi S., MN (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Awesome, the HOTEST car I ever had. Real fast off the line"

Anonymous, FL (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Outstanding handling and braking"

Anonymous, MD (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Responsive acceleration and in handling"

Wayne A., VA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"It accelerates, steers and brakes well."

Anonymous, OH (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Plenty of power and torque lat low and high speed. Nice, tight handling in Sport mode but a bit American-like looseness in comfort mide. Excellent brakes and balance in turns."

David M., NC (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Excellent acceleration and auto trans operation. Fun to drive in the manual mode. Great combination of performance and fuel economy. Confidence and high cornering grip and braking with adaptive suspension and sport summer tire package."

D K., AL (2016 BMW 3 Series)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Amount of interior room and comfort of sport seats for long drives."

STANLEY W., NY (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"You never get tried even after 8 or hours driving. No other car can offer that!"

JOAN D., CA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Would appreciate a right armrest while driving long distances"

ROBERT W., CA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"My car has the Sport Package. It is a steal. I love the sport seats and the M sport steering wheel."

JOSE M., PR (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"I really enjoy BMW. I have had several of them over the years. They are expensive to buy, but are really enjoyable and not excessively expensive to operate except for their requirement for premium fuel. Acceleration and handling is fun. On average, I get the best one I can pay for."

DEWEY L., TX (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"I had the 2013 model of the same car before and the ride comfort is much improved, along with the handling(!) Also the noise level is much lower."

JOHN G., NJ (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Seats need to be able to be raised for the shorter driver. Too many blind spot when seating very low liken you're in a go cart!"

Anonymous, ON (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"seating position is too low and I should have gotten the extended seat since I have long legs. The lumbar support is excellent."

MARK M., CT (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Ride is terrible since I ordered the 340i with the track and handling package. Order it only if you value handling on a smooth racetrack, unsuitable for street use even in comfort mode. A/c is noisey and inefficient compared to other cars. MSport seats are rock hard have no ventilation available."

Anonymous, CA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"It is a rough riding vehicle."

Anonymous, TX (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Seats are uncomfortable on long drives. Seat bottom is to short in length."

ED M., FL (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Sport Seats are supportive, but lack lumbar adjustment without premium package"

Anonymous, IL (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"very quiet ride, excellent acceleration and braking"

Anonymous, CA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Only concern wiht this car is that the seats are less comfortable than in my Volvo."

Anonymous, IL (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Very quiet. Seats provide excellent support even on long trips."

Joseph R., CA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"quiet and comfortable"

Lisa W., QC (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Quite comfortable, but not high luxury. Ride is smooth, but connected, can get rough on bad roads. Road noise is minimal, the run-flat tires provided make most of the noise that you hear. Seats are excellent, entry is very good."

Anonymous, GA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"lots of road noise"

Michael H., VA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Very quiet and great acceleration."

Anonymous, OH (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"The ride is tight and somewhat rough."

Anonymous, TX (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"it fits like a glove"

Wayne A., VA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Seats aren’t as comfortable as one would expect for this vehicle."

Anonymous, CA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"A great comfortable freeway commuting car."

Rick C., CA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"I’m very satisfied with the support of the seat, especially the headrest., which can be moved forward or back, & doesn’t thrust your head in an uncomfortable forward position like many other car brands."

Anonymous, NY (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Very quiet with a smooth ride and others even comment on"

Anonymous, NJ (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"The car is very comfortable to get into to or out of. Seats are comfortable (and we were worried because previously we had a Mercedes which had quite uncomfortable seats.) The ride is adjustable and while we don't use that feature often, it has come in handy on windy roads."

Todd K., CA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"More road noise than I would like and there are several squeaks/rattles that are annoying."

Patrick W., WA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"It has a very smooth ride and it is large and comfortable."

Anonymous, NY (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"EXCELLENT SEATS, LOW NOISE, RIDE VERY SHARP AND WITH GOOD REACTIVITY AND FEELING"

Carlos B., QC (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Comfortable seats with outstanding support"

Stanley W., NY (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Sport seats are comfortable, but lack lumbar support or lumbar controls"

Anonymous, IL (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"My only complaint about this car is that some of the cabin trim and plastic pieces are prone to rattle while driving."

Anonymous, TX (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Think the seats are very comfortable."

Anonymous, TN (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"The seats provide good support. On long drives over 150 miles, I do not tire or feel cramped."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Excellent comfort. Can drive for many hours without feeling body fatigue. Great climate controls."

Anonymous, FL (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Relatively quiet, seat adjustment intuitive"

Anonymous, TX (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Quiet and capable road feel. Ride is slightly stiff but rock solid at higher speeds."

D K., AL (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"the perfect highway cruiser"

Anonymous, ON (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"very comfortable seats"

Anonymous, NY (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Seats are extremely comfortable, wrapping around you and holding you in the seats even on hard cornering."

Anonymous, ON (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Driving position is comfortable with the thigh support extenders"

Doug G., ON (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"The BMW sport seats are the most comfortable that I've ever experienced. They especially hold me in position when corning."

Anonymous, NC (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Sport seats are amazing. It’s a cruise control must on the Interstate even with 70 mph speed limits because the comfort and noise control is so awesome that the next thing you know 70 becomes too fast and for sure law enforcement attention for the speeds this car travels in so much comfort."

Ralph S., GA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Seat design and positioning allow prolonged driving time with no fatigue - great support and comfort."

Dick C., WA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Very comfortable, easy to adjust seats. Car is quiet which is restful."

Anonymous, MD (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"seats are uncomfortable, ride is rough and noisy"

Anonymous, LA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"No lumbar support in a $40k sedan seems below par. Overall comfortable and supportive though. Wish there was a way to make the passengers less nauseous."

Anonymous, CA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"The adjustability of the seats is great! The car was purchased because of excellent seating comfort."

Donald H., AL (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Aside from minor adjustments needed once for an interior plastic panel that was loose, the ride is quiet and comfortable."

Anonymous, WA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Excessive tire noise that gets worse over time."

Anonymous, CA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Like many premium brands, you have to pay a lot extra to get features which are standard in other brands. Things like lane departure warning, blindspot assist, etc. are all part of expensive packages but you can get them included in a high level trim package on a Ford, Chevy, or Honda, for example. BMW makes great cars...you just have to pay extra for all the new tech."

RALPH V., TX (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"A little pricey"

KEITH E., MD (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"They are a great pleasure to drive and the ride is really good. They are smooth in handling and ride."

DEWEY L., TX (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"I upgraded or selected almost all options, but I've quickly discovered the instrumentation is not on a par with many other cars on the market at a much lower price. Instruments are dark and not lighted during daytime, so they're especially hard to read with sunglasses on. There are few storage compartments (no place for sunglasses, for example). It handles and accelerates very nicely. Otherwise, it's fallen behind the times and costs too much for what you get."

MICHAEL A., MN (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Diesel engine, good mileage"

Anonymous, IL (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Although expensive, the BMW is obviously well made and responsive vehicle."

Anonymous, WA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Worth every nickel - a very well built machine."

George U., MI (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Terrible... a lot of money for a car that is not very practical, not very sporty and doesn't show luxury like C class..."

Anonymous, CT (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Bought a new 2016 in 2017, so got a substantial discount from MSRP."

Jay D., CA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Purchased at end of model year and got substantial discount from MSRP."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Great styling and handling. Acceleration very quick. N"

Anonymous, ON (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"The 328i x-drive has all of the safety and comfort features we needed at an affordable price."

Anonymous, ON (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"This machine is incredibly well built top to bottom, end to end. It's a lot of $ for a car but worth every penny."

George U., MI (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Great handling vehicle, ride is good! Car is well designed with great gas mileage."

Anonymous, CA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Interior parts falling apart"

Anonymous, FL (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Nice car for purchase price"

Anonymous, NJ (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"The BMW three series is a safe practical family car, which handles and behaves like a sports car."

Merlyn H., NV (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"The vehicle is well equipped. In my particular case I was able to order the car with the exact specifications that fit my personal needs which are modest. Heated power seats, manual shift and a moon roof. Also included was satellite radio. Other standard items are the sport seats and other features such as alarm system. The quality overall is outstanding."

William E., NY (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Good residual price and factor makes this a reasonable monthly rate with no capital cost reduction"

Anonymous, NY (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"This automobile epreciated horribly. To get the best experience you must spend MUCH more money"

Anonymous, WA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"BMW best seller and I can see why."

Anonymous, VA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"For the price paid, should include at least xenon lights. The headlights are horrible."

Patrick W., WA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"For the price BMW provides fewer value items than on models of Ford, Honda, or GMC."

Anonymous, CA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"I thank thaï Audi offres à betterave value in quality,fit and finish"

Pierre L., QC (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"German build quality, it's all about nuance."

Anonymous, HI (2016 BMW 3 Series)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Very sleek styling Pretty, practical color Interior compliments exterior Head up display adds to safety"

Anonymous, CA (2016 BMW 3 Series)

"Really like the hatch back ( it is one reason we purchased this model which is the GT vs. the standard 3 series. We have a large dog and it is nice to have the back space for her. We like the chrome details as well."

Anonymous, MN (2016 BMW 3 Series)

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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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