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2012 BMW 3-Series Wagon Review

Critics wrote that the 2012 BMW 3-Series Sport Wagon has a useful cargo area, an upscale cabin and athletic handling.

Pros & Cons

  • Agile handling
  • High-quality interior materials
  • Limited back-seat headroom

Rankings & Research

The 2012 BMW 3-Series Wagon's #6 ranking is based on its score within the 2012 Wagons category. Currently the BMW 3-Series Wagon has a score of 8.4 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 42 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.




Critics' Rating: 9.5
Performance: 9.2
Interior: 8.4
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.4
Safety: 9.5
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2012 BMW 3-Series Wagon Overview

Reviewers said the 2012 BMW 328i Sport Wagon’s six-cylinder engine revs smoothly and has enough power to satisfy most drivers. The 3-Series wagon is available with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic that test drivers said shifts smoothly. Rear-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available. The 2012 328i Sport Wagon gets up to 18/27 mpg city/highway, which is a bit less than what the 2012 Audi A4 Avant and Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon get. Reviewers agreed that the BMW 3-Series Sport Wagon has a firm, yet comfortable, ride, as well as athletic handling, precise steering and strong brakes.

Automotive journalists appreciated the 2012 BMW 328i wagon’s straightforward interior styling and high-quality materials, including available wood or aluminum accents and soft-touch surfaces. They wrote that the front seats are very supportive, with plenty of head- and legroom, and that the rear seats have adequate space for most people. Still, some noted that taller back-seat passengers might need more headroom. With 60.9 cubic feet of maximum cargo space, the BMW 3-Series Sport Wagon has more room for cargo than competitors like the 2012 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon and Audi A4 Avant. Standard features include leatherette upholstery, HD Radio, dual-zone automatic climate control and a sunroof. Options when it was new include a Harmon Kardon surround-sound audio system, navigation, satellite radio, leather upholstery, heated front seats and Bluetooth.

Other Wagons to Consider

The 2012 Audi A4 Avant wagon comes with more standard features than the 3-Series wagon, including all-wheel drive, and critics wrote that the 2012 A4 Avant wagon has a high-quality interior. They also liked its smooth handling and peppy turbocharged engine.

Test drivers said the 2012 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon has nimble handling and a powerful lineup of engines. Reviewers also wrote that it has a stylish cabin and a spacious cargo area.

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