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Selected Style AWD 4-Door 28i
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Trim

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
FWD 4-Door 3.2L
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.0 55.2
Front Leg Room (in) 39.9 41.2
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
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 45.9
Height, Overall (in) 65.4 67.4
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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) 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
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.7 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 38.4
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 3300
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4112 3958
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 210 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas I6
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
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
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.29 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 2.37
Trans Order Code NA NA
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name BMW X3 Volvo XC60
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
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
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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