Compare 2014 BMW 3-Series vs 2014 Volvo S60

2014 BMW 3-Series
2014 Volvo S60
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4-Door Sedan T5 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 AWD 20 29 $32,336 $34,400
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 FWD 21 30 $30,456 $32,400
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 Platinum AWD 20 29 $37,835 $40,250
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 Platinum FWD 21 30 $35,955 $38,250
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 Premier AWD 20 29 $34,686 $36,900
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 Premier FWD 21 30 $32,806 $34,900
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 Premier Plus AWD 20 29 $35,297 $37,550
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 Premier Plus FWD 21 30 $33,417 $35,550
S60 4-Door Sedan T6 AWD 18 25 $36,895 $39,250
S60 4-Door Sedan T6 Platinum AWD 18 25 $40,044 $42,600
S60 4-Door Sedan T6 Premier Plus AWD 18 25 $37,506 $39,900
S60 4-Door Sedan T6 R-Design AWD 18 25 $40,138 $42,700
S60 4-Door Sedan T6 R-Design Platinum AWD 18 25 $42,958 $45,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,130
$32,336
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,750
$34,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$546 / month
$573 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 BMW 3-Series retains its sporting heritage, but has grown to become a high-tech, spacious, comfortable, and safe range of vehicles. The 2014 Volvo S60 offers safe, well-crafted design, and runs the gamut from comfortable and quiet to flamboyant and edgy.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 33.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42 41.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 38.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 57
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 93
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 62
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 73.4
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 62.1
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 182.2
Liftover Height (in)
- 25.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 12
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 11.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 11.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 17.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 37.1
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P215/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P215/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3295 3702
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
900 600
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 1250 266 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.5 L/154
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 5000 250 @ 5400
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-5
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 20
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.15
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.20
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.56
Trans Type
8 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Volvo S60
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) 8.0 (Est)
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
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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