Compare 2018 BMW 3-Series vs 2019 Volvo S60

2018 BMW 3-Series
2019 Volvo S60
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Sedan 320i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan 320i 24 35 $32,955 $34,900
Sedan South Africa 320i 24 35 $32,955 $34,900
Sedan 320i xDrive 23 34 $34,815 $36,900
Sedan South Africa 320i xDrive 23 34 $34,815 $36,900
Sedan 330i 24 34 $37,935 $40,250
Sedan South Africa 330i 24 34 $37,935 $40,250
Sedan 328d 31 43 $39,330 $41,750
Sedan 330i xDrive 23 33 $39,795 $42,250
Sedan South Africa 330i xDrive 23 33 $39,795 $42,250
Sedan 328d xDrive 30 40 $41,190 $43,750
Sports Wagon 330i xDrive 23 33 $42,025 $44,650
Gran Turismo 330i xDrive 23 33 $42,395 $45,050
Plug-In Hybrid 330e iPerformance N/A N/A $42,910 $45,600
Sports Wagon 328d xDrive 30 40 $43,420 $46,150
Sedan 340i 21 32 $46,025 $48,950
Sedan South Africa 340i 21 32 $46,025 $48,950
Gran Turismo 340i xDrive 20 29 $47,835 $50,900
Sedan 340i xDrive 21 31 $47,885 $50,950
Sedan South Africa 340i xDrive 21 31 $47,885 $50,950
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T5 FWD Momentum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
T5 FWD Momentum 24 36 $33,652 $35,800
T6 AWD Momentum 21 32 $37,882 $40,300
T5 FWD R-Design 24 36 $39,386 $41,900
T5 FWD Inscription 24 36 $40,326 $42,900
T6 AWD R-Design 21 32 $43,616 $46,400
T6 AWD Inscription 21 32 $44,556 $47,400
T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid R-Design N/A N/A $51,136 $54,400
T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid Inscription N/A N/A $52,076 $55,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,955
$33,652
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,900
$35,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$582 / month
$597 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 BMW 3-Series makes its strongest case in performance for luxury compact buyers’ attentions. The 2019 Volvo S60 hits a sport-sedan sweet spot, somewhere between nurturing and overbearing.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 56.1
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 35.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42 42.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 54.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 37.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55.3
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 187.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 -
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 113.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 80.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 11.6
Brakes
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)
11.8 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P235/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P235/45VR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3295 3657
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
900 800
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 210
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 1250 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/120
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 5000 250 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 36
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 5.25
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.95
Trans Type
8 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.81
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.03
Trans Order Code
205 NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Volvo S60
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 6.3
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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2018 BMW 3-Series
  • 2018 3-Series in stock; 2019s arriving
  • Rebate: $2,500 APR credit
  • Financing: 4.49% APR for 60 months
  • Lease: From $319 for 36 months
2019 Volvo S60
  • 2019 S60 stocked to meet demand
  • $1,000 loyalty or conquest bonus available
  • Lease from $319 for 36 months
  • See dealers for APR offers
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