Used BMW 3 Series Touring 2019 - present review

Category: Estate car

Section: Alternatives

BMW 3 Series Touring rear
  • BMW 3 Series Touring driving
  • BMW 3 Series Touring infotainment
  • BMW 3 Series Touring boot
  • BMW 3 Series Touring driving
  • BMW 3 Series Touring rear
  • BMW 3 Series Touring rear seats
  • BMW 3 Series Touring driving
  • BMW 3 Series Touring infotainment
  • BMW 3 Series Touring boot
  • BMW 3 Series Touring driving
  • BMW 3 Series Touring rear
  • BMW 3 Series Touring rear seats

Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used BMW 3 Series estate?

The Volvo V60 is a far more practical estate car that has loads of automatic safety tech as standard. The interior is also really plush in the places that count, and there's plenty of equipment to keep you amused. It won't drive nearly as nicely, nor does it have the same extensive range of engines as a 3 Series.

The Audi A4 Avant has a similar mission statement in providing a classy estate car experience, and it does so with an even smarter interior finished in finer materials. It's far nicer to drive than the V60, and the A4 is even more refined over a long journey than the BMW.

Overview

If overall load-lugging isn't your major priority and you just want a bit more practicality over the regular 3 Series, this Touring is a great buy. It drives really well, is very refined, and has a great range of engines to choose from.

  • Agile around corners
  • Accurate steering
  • Brilliant infotainment system
  • Not as well finished inside as an Audi A4
  • Boot isn't the biggest
  • Firm ride on M Sport versions