Compare The BMW 330i vs. The Competition


Comparing the BMW 330i to the Compact Sedan Competition

Shopping for a new sedan that's easy to drive and turns heads everywhere it goes is easy when you stop by Melbourne BMW. Our new vehicle inventory is brimming with outstanding options to consider, including the BMW 3 Series. Stylish, comfortable and fun to drive, the 3 Series is a legendary model that's been a favorite of Cocoa Beach drivers for decades.

But while the BMW 3 Series is a topnotch model for any Saint Cloud or Sebastian driver to consider, we also know that it may not be the only car in its class that's competing for your attention. To illustrate what makes it the best sedan for your needs, we've highlighted its base model, the BMW 330i against several competing cars. Read on to learn more.

BMW 330i vs. Lexus IS 300

With more power, more interior space, and more standard amenities, the BMW 330i is more of the car that Orlando area drivers want than the Lexus IS 300. Although both models present our customers with the base model version of a well-known sedan, the BMW goes beyond the Lexus to deliver a state-of-the-art ride.

For example, the BMW 330i gets features such as navigation and automatic windshield wipers standard, while these are only options for the Lexus IS. Additionally, the BMW 330i starts out with a more-powerful engine than the Lexus, with 255 horsepower standard, compared to 241 horsepower on the entry-level Lexus IS 300, and it has more space than the Lexus as well, including a trunk that can hold up to 13 cubic feet, compared to 10 cubic feet in the Lexus.

BMW 330i vs. Volvo S60

When it comes to luxury and recognizable quality, the Volvo brand name enjoys a reputation for excellence that's similar to our beloved BMW brand. On the surface, these two compact cars appear to have a lot in common, such as quality materials, four doors, seating for five, and a nice trunk for cargo. But dive a little deeper, and you'll find a few areas where the BMW exceeds over the Volvo S60.

One noticeable area where the two differ is in cargo space. Where the trunk of the BMW 330i has space for all of your groceries and suitcases, the S60 trunk is a little smaller and more cramped. Additionally, the BMW 330i offers greater efficiency, averaging 36 mpg highway and 30 mpg combined, compared to 33 mpg highway and 28 mpg combined for the Volvo sedan.

BMW 330i vs. Audi A3

Once again, taking an in-depth look at the BMW 330i next to a lead competitor will show you all of the ways in which BMW craftsmanship and engineering comes out ahead. In this case, the BMW 330i tops the similarly sized Audi A3, giving Palm Bay drivers a long list of the amenities they want, and offering a ride that's more comfortable.

Slip inside the BMW 330i to experience the first winning trait of our car next to the Audi A3. You'll find that our 330i model has greater amounts of headroom, shoulder room, and legroom in both the front and the backseats, keeping your tallest friends and gangly teens happy. Open the trunk and you'll find another area where the BMW comes out ahead, thanks to its spacious cargo hold that offers more useful room for gear than the Audi A3.

Experience the BMW Difference in Melbourne, FL

Browse the available BMW 3 Series models and other impressive, available BMW sedans. One test drive in a stellar BMW sedan and we're sure you'll understand exactly what's made our favorite carmaker one of the most sought-after brands in the world, and exactly what sets it apart from similar, competing brands as well.

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