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Selected Style AWD 4-Door 30i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive30i 16 23 $36,525 $39,700
FWD 4-Door 3.2L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 3.2L 16 22 $30,451 $32,395
AWD 4-Door w/Moonroof 3.2L 16 22 $30,451 $32,395
FWD 4-Door 3.2L 18 27 $30,451 $32,395
FWD 4-Door w/Moonroof 3.2L 18 27 $30,451 $32,395
AWD 4-Door 3.0T 16 21 $34,968 $37,200
AWD 4-Door w/Moonroof 3.0T 16 21 $34,968 $37,200
AWD 4-Door w/Moonroof 3.0T R-Design 16 21 $39,057 $41,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,525
$30,451
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,700
$32,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$662 / month
$540 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 BMW X3 is a more rugged alternative to a sport wagon—but it’s not nearly as much fun to drive. The 2010 Volvo XC60 brings unexpected style and a heavy dose of safety technology to families with all-weather needs.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.8 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 38.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 55.2
Front Leg Room (in) 40.2 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.1 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.0 9.1
Length, Overall (in) 179.9 182.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 45.9
Height, Overall (in) 65.9 67.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 29.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.7 62.4
Wheelbase (in) 110.1 109.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 31.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 74.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 70.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 71.0 67.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 38.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 30.0 30.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x - TBD - 12.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x - TBD - 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.7 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.9 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.4 38.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/55HR17 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/55HR17 - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 495
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 3300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 330
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4012 4174
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas I6
Fuel System - TBD - MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 225 @ 2750 236 @ 3200
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 260 @ 6600 235 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 27
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.93 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.50 2.37
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 3.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 1.16
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic,
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.35 4.15
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.66 1.56
Trans Type 6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Geartronic
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name BMW X3 Volvo XC60
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double-Pivot NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Central Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 8.9
 
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