2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo vs. 328d xDrive Sport Wagon- 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo Lon
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edited June 2014 in BMW
2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo vs. 328d xDrive Sport Wagon- 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo Long-Term Road Test
Edmunds.com editor James Riswick compares the long-term 2014 BMW 328i xDrive GranTurismo with the 2014 BMW 328d xDrive Sport Wagon.
Not even 20 ft3 in the wagon? Those are really disappointing numbers considering how large the 3 series has become. America's only Euroish-wagon-on-the-cheap, the Jetta, carries far more than this on a similar footprint.
But the Touring is getting smaller... or, I am getting older and stiffer. I am 6-3 and though the ergonomics are better on these three cars than most, it is still a small car and slung very low - lower than the sedan. My 93 old mom grumbles (rightly) about getting in such a low car.
So I am looking for bigger and a little higher. But... I don't like SUVs. I drove a 2010 X3 and that is the only good handling SUV I have ever driven. The 2011 + X3 lost both its crisp handling and seems to now drive like a tall box - AKA, SUV.
So this GT looks like one of the only cars that will work for me. The new Volvo S60 Wagon might work too. So good job BMW for bringing over a hatch despite Amuricans apparent fear and loathing ...