Compare 2015 Volvo V60 vs 2014 BMW 3-Series

2015 Volvo V60
2014 BMW 3-Series
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4-Door Wagon T5 Drive-E FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon FWD T5 Drive-E 25 37 $33,182 $35,300
2015.5 4-Door Wagon FWD T5 Drive-E 25 37 $33,793 $35,950
4-Door Wagon AWD T5 20 29 $34,592 $36,800
4-Door Wagon FWD T5 Drive-E Premier 25 37 $34,874 $37,100
2015.5 4-Door Wagon AWD T5 20 29 $35,203 $37,450
4-Door Wagon FWD T5 Drive-E Premier Plus 25 37 $35,579 $37,850
2015.5 4-Door Wagon FWD T5 Drive-E Premier 25 37 $35,626 $37,900
4-Door Wagon AWD T5 Premier 20 29 $36,284 $38,600
4-Door Wagon AWD T5 Premier Plus 20 29 $36,989 $39,350
2015.5 4-Door Wagon AWD T5 Premier 20 29 $37,036 $39,400
4-Door Wagon FWD T5 Drive-E Platinum 25 37 $38,023 $40,450
2015.5 4-Door Wagon FWD T5 Drive-E Platinum 25 37 $39,010 $41,500
4-Door Wagon AWD T5 Platinum 20 29 $39,433 $41,950
2015.5 4-Door Wagon AWD T5 Platinum 20 29 $40,420 $43,000
4-Door Wagon AWD T6 R-Design 19 28 $41,642 $44,300
2015.5 4-Door Wagon AWD T6 R-Design 19 28 $42,676 $45,400
4-Door Wagon AWD T6 R-Design Platinum 19 28 $44,462 $47,300
2015.5 4-Door Wagon AWD T6 R-Design Platinum 19 28 $45,872 $48,800
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4-Door Sedan 320i RWD South Africa
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
$33,182
$30,130
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,300
$32,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$588 / month
$546 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Volvo V60 puts driving fun over cargo capacity--that's the XC60 crossover's job. 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
25 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Station Wagon Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 35.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 40.3
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57 55.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.7
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
25.8 -
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 -
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 182.5
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 110.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.4 71.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
28 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
38.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
43.1 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
28 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
68.9 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.8 15.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 37.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50VR17 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50VR17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3527 3295
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 170
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
800 900
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 4500 200 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/120 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5600 180 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 28
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 4.71
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 3.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.11
Trans Type
8 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.84
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.01 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
Wagon Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volvo V60 BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.4 (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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