Compare 2014 Volvo S60 vs 2014 BMW 3-Series

2014 Volvo S60
2014 BMW 3-Series
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4-Door Sedan FWD T5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD T5 21 30 $30,456 $32,400
4-Door Sedan AWD T5 20 29 $32,336 $34,400
4-Door Sedan FWD T5 Premier 21 30 $32,806 $34,900
4-Door Sedan FWD T5 Premier Plus 21 30 $33,417 $35,550
4-Door Sedan AWD T5 Premier 20 29 $34,686 $36,900
4-Door Sedan AWD T5 Premier Plus 20 29 $35,297 $37,550
4-Door Sedan FWD T5 Platinum 21 30 $35,955 $38,250
4-Door Sedan AWD T6 18 25 $36,895 $39,250
4-Door Sedan AWD T6 Premier Plus 18 25 $37,506 $39,900
4-Door Sedan AWD T5 Platinum 20 29 $37,835 $40,250
4-Door Sedan AWD T6 Platinum 18 25 $40,044 $42,600
4-Door Sedan AWD T6 R-Design 18 25 $40,138 $42,700
4-Door Sedan AWD T6 R-Design Platinum 18 25 $42,958 $45,700
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4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 320i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 320i 24 36 $30,130 $32,750
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 320i 24 36 $30,130 $32,750
4-Door Sedan AWD 320i xDrive 23 35 $31,970 $34,750
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 320i xDrive 23 35 $31,970 $34,750
4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 328i 23 35 $34,315 $37,300
4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa SULEV 328i 23 35 $34,315 $37,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 23 35 $34,315 $37,300
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 23 35 $34,315 $37,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 328d 32 45 $35,510 $38,600
4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,155 $39,300
4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,155 $39,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,155 $39,300
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,155 $39,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 328d xDrive 31 43 $37,350 $40,600
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328i xDrive 22 33 $38,135 $41,450
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328d xDrive 31 43 $39,515 $42,950
4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 335i 22 32 $39,930 $43,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 22 32 $39,930 $43,400
4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD South Africa 335i xDrive 20 30 $41,770 $45,400
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 20 30 $41,770 $45,400
4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 3 25 33 $45,910 $49,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,456
$30,130
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,400
$32,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$540 / month
$546 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Volvo S60 offers safe, well-crafted design, and runs the gamut from comfortable and quiet to flamboyant and edgy. The 2014 BMW 3-Series retains its sporting heritage, but has grown to become a high-tech, spacious, comfortable, and safe range of vehicles.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93 -
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 35.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 40.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57 55.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 110.6
Liftover Height (in)
25.8 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.4 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 -
Length, Overall (in)
182.2 182.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12 13
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 12.3
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)
17.8 15.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 37.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50VR17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50VR17 P225/50VR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3528 3295
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 900
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 170
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-5 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 1800 200 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/154 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5400 180 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 36
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 2.11
Trans Type
6 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volvo S60 BMW 3 Series
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
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
7.6 (Est) 6.4 (Est)
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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