Compare 2016 BMW 3-Series vs 2016 Volvo V60 vs 2016 Volvo XC60

2016 BMW 3-Series
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2016 Volvo V60
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2016 Volvo XC60
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4-Door Sedan 320i RWD
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4-Door Wgn T5 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
V60 4-Door Wgn T5 AWD 20 29 $35,391 $37,650
V60 4-Door Wgn T5 Drive-E FWD 25 37 $33,981 $36,150
V60 4-Door Wgn T5 Drive-E Platinum FWD 25 37 $39,245 $41,750
V60 4-Door Wgn T5 Drive-E Premier FWD 25 37 $35,814 $38,100
V60 4-Door Wgn T5 Platinum AWD 20 29 $40,655 $43,250
V60 4-Door Wgn T5 Premier AWD 20 29 $37,224 $39,600
V60 4-Door Wgn T6 Drive-E R-Design AWD 22 31 $43,287 $46,050
V60 4-Door Wgn T6 Drive-E R-Design Platinum AWD 22 31 $46,483 $49,450
V60 4-Door Wgn T6 Polestar AWD 18 27 $57,246 $60,900
V60 4-Door Wgn T6 R-Design AWD 18 27 $43,052 $45,800
V60 4-Door Wgn T6 R-Design Platinum AWD 18 27 $46,248 $49,200
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AWD 4-Door T5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XC60 AWD 4-Door T5 19 26 $35,814 $38,100
XC60 AWD 4-Door T5 Platinum 19 26 $42,911 $45,650
XC60 AWD 4-Door T5 Premier 19 26 $38,869 $41,350
XC60 AWD 4-Door T6 17 23 $40,091 $42,650
XC60 AWD 4-Door T6 Drive-E 19 27 $40,749 $43,350
XC60 AWD 4-Door T6 Drive-E Platinum 19 27 $44,885 $47,750
XC60 AWD 4-Door T6 Drive-E R-Design 19 27 $44,368 $47,200
XC60 AWD 4-Door T6 Drive-E R-Design Platinum 19 27 $48,222 $51,300
XC60 AWD 4-Door T6 Platinum 17 23 $44,227 $47,050
XC60 AWD 4-Door T6 R-Design 17 23 $44,133 $46,950
XC60 AWD 4-Door T6 R-Design Platinum 17 23 $47,987 $51,050
XC60 FWD 4-Door T5 Drive-E 23 31 $34,404 $36,600
XC60 FWD 4-Door T5 Drive-E Platinum 23 31 $41,501 $44,150
XC60 FWD 4-Door T5 Drive-E Premier 23 31 $37,459 $39,850
XC60 FWD 4-Door T6 Drive-E 22 29 $38,869 $41,350
XC60 FWD 4-Door T6 Drive-E Platinum 22 29 $43,005 $45,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,000
$35,391
$35,814
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,150
$37,650
$38,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$553 / month
$628 / month
$635 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 BMW 3-Series delivers outstanding performance and comfort in a tastefully understated package. The 2016 Volvo V60 is ideal for buyers who want a sport sedan with more practicality—or a crossover with more athletic moves. The 2016 Volvo XC60 remains a luxury-SUV contender, though a plethora of powertrains and options can take the $36,000 base price well over $50,000.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Station Wagon Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42 41.9 41.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 37.6 39.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.2 55.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 38.7 39
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 57 56.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 33.5 36.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 93 98.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.9 54.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.1 53.8
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 73.4 74.4
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 62.1 64.3
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 182.5 -
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 58.4 67.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 62 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 109.3 109.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.4 9.1
Liftover Height (in)
- 25.8 29.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 28 30.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 38.5 38.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 43.8 67.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 28 30.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 68.9 70.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - 45.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - 31.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - 44.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 11.9 11.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 11.8 12.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 17.8 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 39 38.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P215/50VR17 P235/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P215/50VR17 P235/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3295 - 4251
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 17 X 7 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 17 X 7 18 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
900 600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 150 180
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.5 L/154 2.5 L/154
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 5000 250 @ 5400 250 @ 5400
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-5 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-5
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection MPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 1250 266 @ 1800 266 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 20 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.20 3.75
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.56 1.56
Trans Type
8 6 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 0.86 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.39 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.37 2.37
Trans Order Code
205 NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.16 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 - -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.15 4.15
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Wagon Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Volvo V60 Volvo XC60
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 7.7 8.0
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 3500 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 350 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 3500 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- - 3500
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
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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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