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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon T5 Drive-E FWD
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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
4-Door Sedan 320i RWD
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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
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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
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Station Wagon 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) 38.7 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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 28 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 495 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3300 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3300 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 330 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3527 3295
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 800 900
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 210 170
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 240 @ 5600 180 @ 5000
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 4500 200 @ 1250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0 L/120 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 36
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.84
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.02 3.30
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Volvo V60 BMW 3 Series
Body Style Wagon 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 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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