Compare 2014 BMW X3 vs 2014 Volvo XC60

2014 BMW X3
2014 Volvo XC60
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AWD 4-Door xDrive28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 21 28 $36,615 $39,800
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 26 $41,310 $44,900
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FWD 4-Door 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 3.2L 18 26 $32,759 $34,850
FWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L 18 26 $32,759 $34,850
AWD 4-Door 3.2L 18 25 $34,639 $36,850
AWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L 18 25 $34,639 $36,850
FWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier 18 26 $35,673 $37,950
FWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L Premier 18 26 $35,673 $37,950
FWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier Plus 18 26 $36,895 $39,250
FWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L Premier Plus 18 26 $36,895 $39,250
AWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier 18 25 $37,553 $39,950
AWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L Premier 18 25 $37,553 $39,950
AWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier Plus 18 25 $38,775 $41,250
AWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L Premier Plus 18 25 $38,775 $41,250
AWD 4-Door 3.0L 17 24 $39,057 $41,550
FWD 4-Door 3.2L Platinum 18 26 $39,433 $41,950
FWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L Platinum 18 26 $39,433 $41,950
AWD 4-Door 3.0L Premier Plus 17 24 $40,279 $42,850
AWD 4-Door 3.2L Platinum 18 25 $41,313 $43,950
AWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L Platinum 18 25 $41,313 $43,950
AWD 4-Door 3.0L Platinum 17 24 $42,817 $45,550
AWD 4-Door 3.0L R-Design 17 24 $43,052 $45,800
AWD 4-Door 3.0L R-Design Premier Plus 17 24 $44,274 $47,100
AWD 4-Door 3.0L R-Design Platinum 17 24 $46,812 $49,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,615
$32,759
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,800
$34,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$663 / month
$581 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 BMW X3 is one of the sportiest-driving yet most fuel-efficient compact crossovers; and especially if you're not budget-limited you'll almost certainly be happy with its useful technology options and finely detailed cabin. The 2014 Volvo XC60 keeps in sync with Volvo's reputation for safe, luxurious wagons–just in a taller crossover package.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
39.9 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56 55.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 39
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 56.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 36.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 98.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 109.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 74.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 9.1
Length, Overall (in)
183 182.2
Height, Overall (in)
65.4 67.4
Liftover Height (in)
- 29.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.3 67.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
27.6 30.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.6 30.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 38.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 44.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 70.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 45.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 31.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 11.9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 12.9
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 38.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50WR18 P235/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50WR18 P235/60HR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 330
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3300
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 3300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 330
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4068 4012
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 1250 236 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.2 L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5000 240 @ 6200
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.15
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.75
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.56
Trans Type
8 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.37
Trans Order Code
205 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
BMW X3 Volvo XC60
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 8.7
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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