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  • 2014 BMW 3-Series

    #1 in 2014 Luxury Small Cars

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

    #3 in 2014 Luxury Small Cars

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

    #15 in 2014 Luxury Small Cars

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $32,750
    • $35,800
    • $29,900
    • Avg. Paid
    • $14,711
    • $16,204
    • $18,394

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 8.7 /10
    • 8.4 /10
    • 8.0 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 9.2 /10
    • 8.6 /10
    • 8.0 /10
    • Performance
    • 8.5 /10
    • 8.1 /10
    • 8.3 /10
    • Interior
    • 7.8 /10
    • 7.7 /10
    • 6.2 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 8.6 /10
    • 8.3 /10
    • 8.4 /10
    • Safety
    • 9.1 /10
    • 8.8 /10
    • N/A
    • Reliability
    • 4.0 /5
    • 4.5 /5
    • 4.0 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Strong, fuel-efficient engine lineup
      • User-friendly infotainment system
      • Roomy cabin
      • Good reliability rating

       

      • Attractive, well-built interior
      • Composed ride
      • Strong reliability score

       

      • Superb fuel economy
      • Agile handling
    • Cons
      • Some cheap materials in base model

       

    •  

      • Unimpressive acceleration with base engine
      • Cramped back seats

       

       

      • Cramped back seat
      • Rough ride on uneven pavement
      • COMAND infotainment system is difficult to use

    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 1.8 L/110
    • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121
    • MPG
    • 24 City / 36 Hwy
    • 22 City / 31 Hwy
    • 26 City / 38 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • Sedan
    • Sedan
    • Sedan
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 110.6
    • 108.7
    • 106.3
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 182.5
    • 180.8
    • 182.3
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 71.3
    • 69.7
    • 70
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 56.3
    • 56.3
    • 56.6
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Dual Moonroof
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Sun/Moon Roof
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Sun/Moonroof
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Rear Spoiler
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 3295
    • 3428
    • 3262
    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
    • Wheel Locks
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Back-Up Camera
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Cruise Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Adaptive Cruise Control
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Fog Lamps
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • HID headlights
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Keyless Start
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Rear Parking Aid
    • Optional
    • Optional
    •  
    • Automatic Parking
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Hands-Free Liftgate
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Heated Steering Wheel
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Trip Computer
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Remote Trunk Release
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Universal Garage Door Opener
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rain Sensing Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Heated Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Mirror Memory
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Power Mirrors
    • 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
    • 5
    • 5
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    •  
    • 88.2
    •  
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 40.3
    • 37.1
    • 38.2
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 42
    • 41.7
    • 40.2
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 55.1
    • 54.7
    • 56
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 37.7
    • 36.9
    • 35.4
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 35.1
    • 33.4
    • 27.1
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 55.1
    • 55
    • 53.2
    • Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 13
    • 12.4
    • 13.1
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • CD Changer
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • CD Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • HD Radio
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Satellite Radio
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Premium Sound System
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Entertainment System
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Hard Disk Drive
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Smart Device Integration
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Heating & Cooling
    • Climate Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Dual Zone A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear A/C
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    Navigation & Communication
    • Navigation System
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Onboard Hands-Free Communications System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Leather Seats
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Premium Synthetic Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Heated Front Seats
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Heated Rear Seat
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Driver Lumbar
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Lumbar
    • Optional
    • Standard
    •  
    • Seat Memory
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • 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
    ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Side Air Bag
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    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
    • Standard
    • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Blind Spot Monitor
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Auto-Leveling Headlights
    • Optional
    • Optional
    •  
    • Lane Departure Warning
    •  
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Lane Keeping Assist
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Front Wheel Drive
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Turbocharged
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
    • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
    • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
    • Displacement
    • 2.0 L/122
    • 1.8 L/110
    • 2.0 L/121
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 180 @ 5000
    • 201 @ 5500
    • 208 @ 5500
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 200 @ 1250
    • 229 @ 2000
    • 258 @ 1250
    • Transmission
    • Automatic w/OD
    • Automatic w/OD
    • Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
    • Turning diameter
    • 37.1
    • 35.3
    • 36
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 24
    • 22
    • 26
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 36
    • 31
    • 38
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 15.8
    • 17.4
    • 13.2
    Suspension
    • Active Suspension System
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Multi-Link
    • Multi-Link
    • Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    • Multi-Link
    • Multi-Link
    • Multi-Link
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 7-Speed Automatic
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 8-Speed Automatic
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Manual
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • 6-Speed Manual
    • Optional
    •  
    •  

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