Last week, Consumer Reports released their list of Top Picks 2014. In the highly-contested Sport Sedan Category, the 2014 BMW 328i took home top honors for taking the standard of excellence that the 3 Series has been cultivating for years and only improving upon it with better performance, features, and efficiency.
According to Consumer Reports rundown of their annual Top Picks, the new 328i excels by delivering “excellent handling and a high fun-to-drive factor.” The editors deem it “roomier, more luxurious, and more fuel efficient” while also calling the ride comfort and interior appointments impressive.
The Top Picks are determined based upon factors including safety, reliability, and performance. Powered by a 240-horsepower BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4, mated to either a 6-speed manual or 8-speed Steptronic automatic, the 2014 328i has all the performance one should expect from a vehicle that prides itself on being the Ultimate Driving Machine. The fact that it gets 28 miles to the gallon and is backed by BMW Ultimate Service® No Cost maintenance program makes it all the more obvious a choice for those looking to buy a sports sedan in 2014.
We want to hear from you: did Consumer Reports get it right with their Top Pick for Sport Sedans category—the 2014 BMW 328i? If not, who is the more likely candidate to sit atop the sport sedan throne?