Compare 2012 BMW X3 vs 2012 Volvo XC60

2012 BMW X3
2012 Volvo XC60
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AWD 4-Door 28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 28i 19 25 $34,130 $37,100
AWD 4-Door 35i 19 26 $39,285 $42,700
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FWD 4-Door 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 3.2L 17 23 $31,302 $33,300
AWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L 17 23 $31,302 $33,300
FWD 4-Door 3.2L 19 25 $31,302 $33,300
FWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L 19 25 $31,302 $33,300
AWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier 17 23 $33,652 $35,800
AWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L Premier 17 23 $33,652 $35,800
FWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier 19 25 $33,652 $35,800
FWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L Premier 19 25 $33,652 $35,800
AWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier Plus 17 23 $35,297 $37,550
AWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L Premier Plus 17 23 $35,297 $37,550
FWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier Plus 19 25 $35,297 $37,550
FWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L Premier Plus 19 25 $35,297 $37,550
AWD 4-Door 3.0L 17 23 $37,083 $39,450
AWD 4-Door 3.2L Platinum 17 23 $37,835 $40,250
AWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L Platinum 17 23 $37,835 $40,250
FWD 4-Door 3.2L Platinum 19 25 $37,835 $40,250
FWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L Platinum 19 25 $37,835 $40,250
AWD 4-Door 3.0L Premier Plus 17 23 $38,728 $41,200
AWD 4-Door 3.0L R-Design 17 23 $41,078 $43,700
AWD 4-Door 3.0L Platinum 17 23 $41,266 $43,900
AWD 4-Door 3.0L R-Design Premier Plus 17 23 $42,723 $45,450
AWD 4-Door 3.0L R-Design Platinum 17 23 $45,261 $48,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,130
$31,302
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,100
$33,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$618 / month
$555 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
A great-looking crossover with its most carlike performance yet, the BMW X3 also has more interior room and better materials than before. The 2012 Volvo XC60 is an attractive, well-designed family luxury vehicle, with a class-leading roster of innovative safety and tech features.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.2
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.1 99
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
39.9 41.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.3 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 109.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 31.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 74.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63.6 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 9.1
Length, Overall (in)
183.0 182.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 45.9
Height, Overall (in)
65.4 67.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 38.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
19.4 30.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 70.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
56.5 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 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.8 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 x 1.1 12.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.8 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 38.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/55R17 P235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/55R17 P235/65R17
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5291 3300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 330
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
794 495
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4112 3958
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 2750-4000 236 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
258 @ 6600 240 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas I6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.15
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 1.56
Trans Type
8 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
BMW X3 Volvo XC60
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Joint Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Five-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 7.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4 (2011)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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