2020 BMW 3-Series vs. Its Competition

2020 BMW M340i
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

The Genesis G70 surprises in all the right ways, especially in performance and overall value.

The Jaguar XE pits exterior styling and interior refinement over performance, and is almost as much the contrarian’s choice as the Alfa Romeo Giulia.

Everything about the Italian import is fun, from the name to the performance-oriented Quadrifoglio.

Historic reliability problems remain a concern, and the in-car technology is not nearly as sophisticated as the Germans, but Giulia stands out from the other compact sports cars on the block.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class does not, but has the best interior and features of the bunch.

It does not welcome rear-seat passengers, however.

Forget the Tesla Model 3 as an electric vehicle and you’ll have a luxury compact sedan with questionable build quality, a spartan interior centered on a large touchscreen, and gut-dropping levels of instantaneous torque.

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Quick Specs
7.5
The 2020 BMW 3-Series is back on top among compact sport sedans, even as the competition closes in.
6.4
The 2019 Jaguar XE delivers legitimate sport-sedan goodness.
7.0
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is as gorgeous inside as it is outside, and it has moves to match.
6.8
The 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia combines agility and power in a sensuous Italian package.
6.7
Don’t tell the 2020 Genesis G70 it’s new to the luxury sedan game, it’s a genuine contender already.
7.3
The 2019 Tesla Model 3 is a glimpse of the future in many ways; but it’s far from perfect.
MSRP From     
$40,750$39,900$41,400$39,345$35,450$35,000
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Electric
EPA Class     
Compact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsMid-Size CarsCompact CarsLarge Cars
Style Name     
330i SedanS RWDC 300 SedanRWD2.0T RWDStandard Range RWD *Ltd Avail*
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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