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Compare 2016 BMW 3-Series vs 2016 Volvo S60

2016 BMW 3-Series
2016 Volvo S60
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 AWD 20 29 $33,511 $35,650
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 Drive-E FWD 26 38 $32,101 $34,150
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 Drive-E Premier FWD 26 38 $34,592 $36,800
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 Drive-E R-Design Special Edition FWD 26 38 $37,506 $39,900
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 Premier AWD 20 29 $36,002 $38,300
S60 4-Door Sedan T6 Drive-E FWD 23 33 $37,083 $39,450
S60 4-Door Sedan T6 Drive-E Platinum FWD 23 33 $40,702 $43,300
S60 4-Door Sedan T6 Drive-E R-Design AWD 22 31 $41,736 $44,400
S60 4-Door Sedan T6 Drive-E R-Design Platinum AWD 22 31 $45,026 $47,900
S60 4-Door Sedan T6 Polestar AWD 18 27 $55,742 $59,300
S60 4-Door Sedan T6 R-Design AWD 18 27 $41,548 $44,200
S60 4-Door Sedan T6 R-Design Platinum AWD 18 27 $44,838 $47,700
S60 Cross Country 4-Door Sedan T5 Platinum 20 28 $41,078 $43,700
S60 Inscription 4-Door Sedan T5 Drive-E Platinum FWD 25 37 $39,386 $41,900
S60 Inscription 4-Door Sedan T5 Drive-E Premier FWD 25 37 $36,566 $38,900
S60 Inscription 4-Door Sedan T5 Platinum AWD 20 29 $40,796 $43,400
S60 Inscription 4-Door Sedan T5 Premier AWD 20 29 $37,976 $40,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,000
$33,511
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,150
$35,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$553 / month
$594 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 BMW 3-Series delivers outstanding performance and comfort in a tastefully understated package. Already appealing for its good looks and outstanding safety ratings, the 2016 Volvo S60 grows in interesting ways with the long-wheelbase Inscription and Cross Country soft off-roader.
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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
Front Leg Room (in)
42 41.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 39.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 57
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 33.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 93
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 73.4
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 62.1
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 182.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 62
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- 25.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 12
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 17.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 37.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P215/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P215/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3295 3528
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 17 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
900 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 180
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 1250 266 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
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
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)
1.28 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 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.15
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Volvo S60
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 7.7
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 3500
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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