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2014 BMW 3-Series 2014 BMW 4-Series 2013 Acura TL
 
Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sports Wagon
  • Wagon
  • Sports Wagon
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Wagon
Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Convertible
  • Convertible
2WD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic Special Edition
  • SH-AWD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic with Technology Package
  • 2WD Automatic with Advanced Package
  • SH-AWD Manual with Technology Package
  • SH-AWD Automatic with Technology Package
  • SH-AWD Automatic with Advanced Package

Prices

MSRP $32,750 $40,500 $35,905
Invoice $30,130 $37,260 $33,712
Avg. Paid $31,335 $39,101 $25,049

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.7 8.9 8.6
Critics' Rating 9.2 9.5 8.4
Performance 8.5 9.3 7.9
Interior 7.8 7.7 8.2
Safety 9.1 N/A 9.3
Reliability 3.5 3.5 5.0
Operating Cost N/A N/A 7.7

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Impressive handling and acceleration
  • Spacious cabin
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Functional, high-quality interior
  • Powerful engine choices
  • Good fuel economy
  • Razor-sharp handling
  • Lively standard V6 engine
  • Impressive interior quality
  • Spacious rear seats
  • Superb reliability rating
Cons
  • Some cheap materials in base models
  • Some switchgear is hard to use
  • Limited back-seat space
  • SH-AWD model has small trunk

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Gas V6 3.5L/212
MPG 24 City / 36 Hwy 23 City / 35 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Coupe Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 110.6 110.6 109.3
Length, Overall (in) 182.5 182.6 194.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 71.9 74.0
Height, Overall (in) 56.3 54.2 57.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Standard Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3295 3470 3726

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Optional Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 4 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 98.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.3 39.8 38.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42 42.2 42.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 55.3 58.2
Front Hip Room (in) 55.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 36.1 36.7
Second Leg Room (in) 35.1 33.7 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 51.7 56.2
Second Hip Room (in) 54.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13 15.7 13.1

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Standard Standard
Hard Disk Drive Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Leather Seats Optional Optional Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Standard
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional Optional Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional Optional
Seat Memory Optional Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Optional Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Optional Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Optional Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional Standard
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas V6
Displacement 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122 3.5L/212
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 180 @ 5000 240 @ 5000 280 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 200 @ 1250 255 @ 1250 254 @ 5000
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/Manual Shift
Turning diameter 37.1 37.1 38.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 35 29
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.8 15.8 18.5

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
8-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
Manual Optional Optional
6-Speed Manual Optional Optional